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post #21 of 28
Someone told me you don't have to actually ingest the castor oil - you can just warm it a bit and rub it on your belly. I have no personal experience with it, but it sounds much friendlier than having to drink the stuff.

To answer the question tho, for me personally, I don't think I would ever go to the hospital for induction. I'd have to be having some really scary thoughts for that to happen; but that's just me. I see a lot of mama's points here, though and can understand why you would choose to go that route.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by sunnmama View Post
Could you post or pm me that recipe?
Okay! It's very gross. You scramble three eggs in five CCs of castor oil right before you go to bed. Make sure you have a big, big glass of water before you eat it, then choke it down, then go to bed without eating or drinking anything else. I followed this recipe to a T and I didn't have any side effects at all with my dd. I just ate the eggs and the castor oil in the morning with my ds, and I did get diarrhea pretty bad, but I also went into labor.

The only problem is, now I am kind of afraid that my body can't go into full-blown labor on its own. I've been losing my mucus plug and having a few contractions for over 24 hours now, and it just seems like more should be happening. But, patience is not a virtue I have much of.
post #23 of 28
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I've been losing my mucous plug since yesterday, so welcome to my world! Except that you have two weeks to really join me in this particular club and hopefully you won't have the dubious pleasure. : (Sending you beautiful labor blessings!!!)

Thanks for that recipe... I do not think I could do that, but I must absolutely give some major props to anyone who could choke that down. You should seriously consider Fear Factor, which I would fail miserably at! My tummy is turning just thinking about it! : Three whole eggs!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will get some castor oil though and give it a shot as nothing seems to be making this baby realize it is time to make her entrance into the world! I am still having bloody show off and on, contractions feel stronger but still not anything to write home about, and she has dropped way way wayyyyy down low. I can barely move. Come on out baby!!!!!

Patience shmatience!
post #24 of 28
i've been induced twice, but don't like it. My body doesn't need much pitocin to get going, but doctors always seem to want to give me the highest dosage they can. first induction was 35 minutes from the time they started the IV to the time baby came out. second one was just short or 2 hours.

Hoping you go naturally
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by prettypixels View Post
I've been losing my mucous plug since yesterday, so welcome to my world! Except that you have two weeks to really join me in this particular club and hopefully you won't have the dubious pleasure. : (Sending you beautiful labor blessings!!!)

Thanks for that recipe... I do not think I could do that, but I must absolutely give some major props to anyone who could choke that down. You should seriously consider Fear Factor, which I would fail miserably at! My tummy is turning just thinking about it! : Three whole eggs!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will get some castor oil though and give it a shot as nothing seems to be making this baby realize it is time to make her entrance into the world! I am still having bloody show off and on, contractions feel stronger but still not anything to write home about, and she has dropped way way wayyyyy down low. I can barely move. Come on out baby!!!!!

Patience shmatience!

Oh, the eggs are nothing. It's the horrible taste of cooked castor oil that makes it so gross. Thanks for the Fear Factor suggestion, but I would never eat anything so horrible just for money!

Anyway, I see you haven't posted since yesterday, I hope that's because you're too busy holding your new baby!
post #26 of 28
Just wanted to pitch in here...I wouldn't do pitocin but I used some other methods to get my labor going.

Homeopathy didn't work; for whatever reason I guess the caullophylum wasn't right for me.
I had 2 stretch-and-sweeps done within a 24hr period, and took some herbal labor tincture - black and blue cohosh being the main ingredients - as well. Started a kind of wonky labor - contractions 10-20 minutes apart but actually fairly intense ones. Weird. They finally picked up to 5 minutes apart but by that time I was exhausted from being up for 24 hrs (just could not sleep well) and we decided to get my water broken.

It went fine - seriously intense, fast labour from that point on - and I would do it again if I was worn out like that. It was NOT my plan...but given that my baby had passed meconium I was very happy to find out about it and know about it early into the labor. I was 3-4cm when she broke my water and we could get to the hospital okay. I stayed 4 for an hour or so, then 5 for 2 hrs, and 45 minutes after my last check at 5 cm I had a baby in my arms Wild!
post #27 of 28
I know that a lot of people are really put off by pitocin, but I think that it can be used correctly for a good labor. My water broke at the beginning of my labor and over 24 hours later there were no contractions.....so my midwife and I discussed options and decided to go with a super low dose of pitocin. I had a beautiful, natural childbirth, no complications. Don't be afraid of it if you do have to use pitocin, just talk with them about keeping the dosage low and turning it up only if absolutely necessary.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by sophiamama View Post
Don't be afraid of it if you do have to use pitocin, just talk with them about keeping the dosage low and turning it up only if absolutely necessary.
I'm at 42 weeks tomorrow, so I think the midwife is going to want to talk about inducing when I go in next. I'm really nervous about the whole thing- way more nervous about medical intervention than I am about childbirth.

Sopiamama- How did they administer the pitocin? Intraveniously? Could you still move around? Please tell me more!
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