My ds1 was 40w5d and castor oil worked for us. (2 doses, 1 tbsp each, 4 hours apart). The side affects were not pleasant, but my body was ready and started contracting shortly after the 2nd wave of purging subsided. Labor progressed thereafter with no problems. It was otherwise an non-intervenionist birth. (no IVs, no epidurals, I gave birth on the birthing stool).
4/29/11 at 10:03am