Inducing Labor

Can you rub castrol oil on your belly to induce labor?


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2007-02-05 23:16:59
2007-02-05 23:16:59

NO! You will hear all kinds of crazy things to help induce labor, but babies come when they are ready. The only things that are helpful are walking and sexual intercourse. The reason for this is because the product that the hospitals use to "ripen the cervix" is prostaglandin, which is the same thing in sperm. So... good luck!


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Vegetable oil can't induce labor.

The midwife will tell you. Only use Castor oil if they tell you to. It gives you diarrhea and it also gives the baby diarrhea so it can end badly.

Cod liver oil does not induce the labour pains.

will it put me in labor early

Castor oil is said to help induce labor. It's a laxative, so it helps to stimulate the digestive system and bowels, which can supposedly help labor.

While castor oil can technically induce labor, it isn't recommended. Castor oil can cause dehydration and other unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and vomiting.

You should not try to induce labor on your own before 40 weeks or without the assistance of a trained professional. Castor oil will not really induce labor- that's an old wives tale. It will however act as a laxative

You can take castor oil to induce labor, rather than mineral oil, and it's important to verify any medication you might take with your doctor, rather than with the Internet.

Castor oil is very commonly used to induce the labor pains in post dated pregnancy. Castor oil stimulates the peristalsis and stimulates the uterus. It is a common experience to see the patient coming with labor pains very next day.

None. Cod liver oil does not have that effect.

yes, castor oil on scrambled eggs will help to induce labor. (I know because my Mom was overdue & she tried it and it worked !!! )

i went a week over due with my first child, at around 39-40 weeks everyone told me to try that, so. I did and yuck not only was it a horrible experience, but contractions never started, and I felt horrible afterwards. A week later the doctor induced my labor. I wouldn't recommend castor oil to anyone.

There are no guarantees it works, you are just lucky if it does. It's not the castor oil starting the contractions, it's the diarrhea and cramps it causes with a irritated belly that does it. So you can very well end up with diarrhea and nothing else or going into labor and have diarrhea at the same time.

No, it just gives you cramps and diarrhoea

Probably not, but using caster oil does not work, it is a wives tale.

Yes. Castor oil should be taken as per advice of your doctor.

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walk a lot, have sex, stimulate your nipples, caster oil, etc.

Castrol oil should be available at Auto Zone and other automotive stores.

Castor oil is a laxative and can cause cramping that can induce labor. Castor oil is not advised to be used by pregnant women.

It MAY induce your labor.. old wives tale. I have never heard of anyone that it actually worked on but it WILL give you severe diarrhea! I would not try this one. Walking is the best thing to speed up your labor.

According to one source, it may actually slow labor induction. See Sources and Related Links for more information.

Well, it may have other effects instead, since it will make your stools looser. There is not really evidence that castor oil will induce labor, unless coincidentally, the baby is ready to come.

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