No this is a myth.
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.
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.
No. If only 35 weeks pregnant, your cervix will not be ripened enough to allow true labor to begin. Will cause you lots of diarrhea and cramps, possibly back pain as well. Castor oil is know to work best after 37 weeks gestation and a ripened cervix.
yes, castor oil on scrambled eggs will help to induce labor. (I know because my Mom was overdue & she tried it and it worked !!! )
about 4 tablespoons
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.
Castor oil is a laxative and can cause cramping that can induce labor. Castor oil is not advised to be used by pregnant women.
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.