can you ladies share some positive castor oil stories? Im desperate.
Thank you :)
Also, onemomma had success just the other day with a verbena oil induction, and i also just read this success story: http://www.littlequiver.com/2009/07/elousia-story.html (her cocktail includes castor oil too)
I tried castor oil with all 3 of my first babes, and all I did was poop. I know that's not what you want to hear, I'm sorry.
The verbena oil cocktail I had the other day has castor oil too, but because of the other ingredients I didn't spend any time on the toilet. The recipe is pretty googleable, or your midwife might have her own ideas.
Alternately I just heard of castor oil belly massage. Apparently it worked for a friend of a friend.
Good luck! I'm so sorry you're feeling desperate. The end is soooooo hard.
I have heard both stories of it working wonders and horror stories of women with cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and it not even working in the end. ::hugs:: If anything I would look into a cocktail like the other women have said. Also, have you talked with your MW about possibly black/blue cohosh to naturally induce labor?
well let me share with you my BAD story:
I started castor oil yesterday, labor started at 1pm...strong and hard. Midwife came and I was dilated to 4 cm. Labored all night, got in my birth pool with very strong contractions. At 3 am they stopped so I got out of the pool and laid in the bed. Woke up at 5 am to find that my labor stopped. Completely. I went downstairs and woke up my midwife and cried....angry and frustrated. Here I am 11pm....whole day of no labor. Every hour I have a contraction that brings me to my knees...but nothing more.
I will never ever suggest castor oil, or try that again