congrats to those of you no longer waiting
I bit the bullet and drank some castor oil today. I realized that if I consent to an induction, they want to do it THIS WEEK on Weds or Thurs. I wanted to try this before a medical induction but if it didn't work, I wanted to give my body some time to recoup before the big guns got brought out.
I blended the oil into a banana milk shake (I hate bananas so if it came back up I wasn't ruining my favorite food). I mixed in 2oz, which is a 1/4 of a cup. It wasn't too bad. I managed to keep it all down, it wasn't that gross. I did it at 12:30 and it's now 5pm. I've visited the bathroom more than a few times so far. I've read that if labor is going to happen, it will happen within about 6 hrs. So far, no labor. I didn't do another dose and am not really interested in doing another dose! It's not *that* bad, but I don't think it's going to do anything.
So Raene - don't be too afraid. It isn't that bad. It is kind of like having food poisoning with out the barfing and the fever. I'd suggest good reading material and some flushable wet wipes for the bathroom.