Originally Posted by gsmom
Has anyone tried the castor oil method?
I took about a quarter of what was suggested--I think it ended up being about a quarter teaspoon in a glass of juice and that was plenty to get me started with my last baby. It made me go to the bathroom only a little (not like some who get terribly dehydrated from taking too much) and then I took a nap, woke up and started having contractions.
If I go a week or so over, I will consider this method again. It also eliminates the need to take the silly stool softener pills they give at the hospital--although I think I skipped them with my first baby anyway.
I found out the midwife I don't want to deliver is on call Thursday, so I have to do something to either have this baby before then or not that day...how frustrating.
My kids were pretty cute when I said the baby wasn't ready. They are antsy to get on with things, too--have mom and baby home with them and know they aren't going to be away from us again for some time. They did do well at the "sleepover" at my brother & SIL's, so I am thankful for that. Unfortunately, that was the weekend plan, so if I have the baby during the week, we have entirely different scenarios for them. I am really starting to see why others prefer HB to hospital births...if I wasn't so scared of needing an emergency c-section I'd possibly have HB...oh, hindsight.
Hang in there everyone...our day is going to come--and it will be soon.