So I'm 38 weeks today, and dying to have this baby. My doc has actually approved of me trying castor oil, she also mentioned it's the only thing she knows of that has a chance of inducing labor. I'm 2cm dilated and 80% effaced. I'm waiting to see how my doc appt goes tomorrow before I try anything. Anyways....I was just wondering if anyone has had success with this....if so were you already dilated? how much? and how far along were you?????? Thanks guys!
I know you want success stories, sorry But I dont approve. It can cause the baby to pass meconium in the womb, which can kill it. Get a 2nd opinion, I would hate to hear something horrible happened. && Let me mention Im overdue and nothing has worked for me. S/he will come.
I'm sorry, I don't have anything nice to say about castor oil. I tried that once.
TMI STORY My second baby was due 12/7. A few days after my due date had passed I decided to try castor oil to hurry up and go into labor. I mixed it with some OJ to cut the taste. I actually got about 2 ounces down. About 30-45 minutes later, the first contraction hit. About 10 minutes later, another. About 15 minutes later another. This went on for about 2 hours. Granted, these were reasonably strong ones, but they weren't consistent. I decieded to go for a car ride on bumpy streets (I was desperate ya'll) to help myself along. After about 15 minutes in the car, I had the worse pain EVER! However, it was not a contraction, it was a stomach cramp. The uterine contractions stopped and the stomach cramps began. I had my BF rush me back to my house, which was the longest 10 minutes ever. I was sweating and rocking by the time I got home. I dashed into the house where I experienced explosive diarreha for the first and only time in my life. I ended up being induced 10 days after my due date.[/quote]