My due date is Monday and I'm researching natural induction methods in case I go too far over again (my last baby was a hospital induction at 42 weeks). We are doing all the natural methods already like RRL, EPO, sex, walking, etc but I'm thinking of stepping it up next weekend if nothing has happened. I just don't think I can go through another pitocin induced birth; it was so painful.
So, this brings me to castor oil. I'm not very interested in ingesting it considering the yucky side effects, but I've seen bits and pieces on the internet of using it to induce by rubbing it on your belly. I'm wondering if anyone has done this and how effective was it?