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Can castor oil cause a miscarriage?
Can castor oil and orange juice cause a miscarriage?
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How long does it take for castor oil to cause you a misscarriage?
Asked in Labor and Birth, Inducing Labor
Is it safe to take castor oil at 27 weeks pregnant?
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Does attempting to induce labor by drinking Castor oil cause diarrhea?
What are the difference between cod liver oil and castor oil?
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Is mineral oil the same as Castor oil?
Asked in Labor and Birth
Will castor oil hurt your unborn baby at 38 weeks?
Did Mussolini use castor oil as an instrument of torture?
Although not a scholar of Italian fascism, I understand that Mussolini'd fascists did indeed use castor oil as a form of torture. George Orwell frequently referred to castor oil when discussing the likely outcome of a victory of fascism. The main point was to cause great discomfort (and presumably humiliation) without killing the victim. Castor oil was commonly used at the time as a cure for constipation, so ingestion of large volumes would cause a very unpleasant dose of diarrhoea.
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Can drinking castor oil kill a fetus?
It determined that while there were no harmful effects associated with castor oil to either mother or baby, it wasn't particularly helpful at inducing labor, either. When it's effective at beginning labor, castor oil may cause irregular and painful contractions, which can be stressful to mom and baby alike.