be careful -- there are risksOstensibly, a person seeks "natural" induction when she is post-mature and is or may be scheduled for medical induction, as she wants to avoid not only drugs, and getting any kind of iv started but ultimately, a c-section.
You may in fact cause the baby unneccesary stress and for meconium to be present, and thereby stress which causes fetal heart tones to be alarmingly erratic.
This certainly happened in my case after using the castor oil method as directed by my midwife.
Yes, I went into labor on my own, but it was too late for the baby who, after being stressed by the castor oil and having a bowel movement and also being post-mature and there wasn;t enough oxygen and etcetera from the placenta, I had to have a c-section immediatley after 12 hours of labor.
I think you should know, that just as drugs can affect the baby, so can castor oil.