Originally Posted by flapjack
Orange juice- convenient medium for diluting castor oil. Apparently, though, a Mcdonalds milkshake works better (for non-vegetarians) because there's so much crap and gloop and oil in there already, you'd never notice a little more. I tried an oj/co cocktail with Alex and couldn't get it down (still worked, though.)
ditto...totally gagged on mine as well with DD. I think I did 2 oz castor oil/4oz OJ gagging the entire way and it took 7 hours to kick in BUT WHEN IT DID... whoosh. contrax after contrax. I've been doing some nipple stim and that does help but after I get contrax going they peter out. This is what has happned to me each of my other 2 labors .... get to 4-5 cm and I'm right there (even had water break) but have needed Pit both times to get over the hump and go into active labor.
Now I've been stalled out since Fri night, had some stretching at MW on Wed, lost plug Thurs night and just woke with some DOOZY contrax so it looks like I have another day of birth ball, walking and seeing what happens.
It seems like my body is one that wants to go into labor at 36 weeks but kinda gets stuck there (and there being the equivalent of a pre-labor hell with pressure and constant irreg contrax, enough to make me way miserable... and I'm honestly normally not a miserable person
Oh and to top it off, for some odd reason I'm having a horrible eczema flare-up....wonder if it's hormone related?
Re: the mucous plug....there was no denying what it was. Since my mw appt I'd been having a tinge of yellow mucous and some blood tinges. Last night I had gobs of yellow mucous that required a baby wipe to clean up with blood tinges, very thick. Then on my 2nd trip to the bathroom it was more of gray/yellow very thick mucous with blood tinges in it.