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Is it safe to drink castor oil at 35 weeks?

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2005-10-22 00:54:25
2005-10-22 00:54:25

It is an old wives tale that it is a labor inducer. I however can assure you from personal experience that it is only a laxative. I tried it with my first son and I got so scared in the middle of the runs tha I called my OBGYN and he just "hee hawed" on the phone! He said it was what I got for trying to rush things. It didn't hurt any thing but my pride. I was cleaned out for a few days!! Baby came 2 weeks later. Right on my due date. Good luck. Baby needs to be in womb 40 weeks. Walk and stay active if you want to induce labor.

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