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post #21 of 26
Castor oil - I did try (only 1 tsp) which is probably not anywhere near enough, but it was all I could gag down. It didn't even make me poop! I took some Smooth Move tea - senna, with ginger, fennel, orange, and licorice - and it did make me poop, but no baby. DH keeps threatening to hook me up to the breast pump, which might actually work, but I don't feel like it. We are going to go for accupressure sometime this week. We can do some at home and it seems to help, but haven't been able to be consistent about it.

As for hip pain, I second the pillows, they are a lifesaver! I wish I could make my hip pop though!

And I think I may have lost my plug (again) I lost it originally, in all it's icky, brownish, bloody glory 2 1/2 weeks ago, and have only had increased mucous discharge since, but this morning, I had a bigger, bloodier glob, so I don't know if it regenerated and I lost it again, or what. Do know it seems to mean absolutely nothing when it comes to when labor will start.

MW offered to strip my membranes yesterday, but I'm only 1 cm and 50% effaced. I don't know how she'd even fit a finger through there to do it. I said, we'll wait. (much as I don't want to!)

Have a glass of wine and maybe that will help, I should take my own advice . . .hmmm
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by ruemomma View Post
Does anyone have any real experience with Castor Oil. I am just worried about it making me having diarehea and no baby....
I dont' personally, but my mom did it with a couple of babies.
she said if you take it straight it will gag anybody. Some people recommend putting it in orange juice (one person even recommended OJ with a shot of vodka plus the castor oil!) but mom said that--at least in plain OJ--it's still pretty gross. She said the one way it worked for her was what her last mw recommended, and that was to scramble 2 eggs in several Tbs of castor oil (ie, liberally grease the pan with it) Basically you come out with greasy eggs, but they don't taste abnormal, so they're not difficult to eat. So there's an idea for you.
Honestly, I have never wanted to try castor oil, but I am *this close* to asking Hubby to get me some on the way home today. Yes, there IS the risk of ending up with diarrhea. Of course, the diarrhea might put you into labor...but it'll be messy (one of my friends went into labor with her first precisely because she had a stomach bug and was barfing and pooping so much...doesn't sound fun but I admit there does come a point where I'm willing to consider giving up my waterbirth and delivering on the bathroom floor next to the toilet if only I can get this kid out now!!!)
post #23 of 26
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well I am not even dialated I am almost there he said but not dialated!!!! He offered to "stretch my cervix" but dumb me said no as I walked out of the office I was kicking myself in the head for saying no! Why do I have this strange urge to let things happen naturally so Dh and I are walking like mad so far today and we will DTD later after we go swimming! I may go to the chiro tomorrow again. One positive is the OB could feel his head so he is nice and wedged in there but he said the contractions most likely moved him down and now they will most likely dialate me please he has to be right I almost went back in the office and told him I want him to get it going now! I know my body is getting ready as I have been ummmm cleaning out....
post #24 of 26
my ob wouldnt strech me lucky you! i have to wait till monday but at the stress lvl i am at im about to beg for pit and be done!
post #25 of 26
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my ob wouldnt strech me lucky you! i have to wait till monday but at the stress lvl i am at im about to beg for pit and be done!

If nothing happens before wednesday next week I may tell him to do it!!!!! But I am so worried that there is a reason he wants to cook a little longer I over think things
post #26 of 26
i do too i had my castrol oil all ready to go last night and i chicken out but this baby is Def in my pelvis now i havent felt a whole lot of press down there yet and my doc said shes floating right in my pelvis but now i have to pee ever 2mins and its loike a tiny amount maybe its all the dirrriha ive had (tmi) sorry but hell if i got it allreaddy what harm can the oil do right?
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