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post #41 of 72
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yeah I think I am on the edge.
which is empowering I no longer think I am inducing unnaturally just enjoying nudging myself along - and its my MW's first day back at work after being off a month - got to let her finish clinic duties

I was far more desperate when I thought I was stuck in prodromal hell..
now I know I am right there....just deciding when to jump
I also think I would have felt guilty for pushing myself way over the edge I'd have wondered if it was too early or if labor stalled I'd have blame myself..

now my next hurdle is do I want to get a sitter for kids or have em watch!
post #42 of 72
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Originally Posted by Shiloh View Post
Shiloh is still here.
I got cold feet, did nipple stimulation that gave me every 4 min contrs...
scared the pantsoff me to add castor on top...after 1 hour checked my cervix...zero change...ramped up again this morning...then..

PINK SHOW!!
Dilation!

So I am waiting...dh is off work after 5...
and although the 8/8/8 seems uber cool...tomorrow is my grandma's 90th birthday I think that's a cooler gift!

My body is working! Pretty much on its own..
I also read a book that said optimal labour time is at night when its dark and quiet so I think we'll go for more tonight,when the nanny leaves....I am not sure I want her here....even though she's done HB with her sister's back home.

SO I will let it work today, keep walking, keep active and relax...
now that my body is moving on track I am feeling more that it is time and not so badly fence sitting...

Good luck!!
post #43 of 72
Just posted in the daily thread so I'll just x-post here too.

The castor oil is making it's way out. I don't have no cramps, nausea etc. only gotta run all the time. It's been four hours since I took the first dose and DH even wanted to dtd so we tried that too. I'm actually feeling pretty ok but I don't know what's there still to come.
post #44 of 72
Thread Starter 
if its that slow i might try it now..
but dh just got chinese food (I know two medicines same result)
will I barf the chinese food if I take the castor before
post #45 of 72
Maybe you can take just a smaller dose. I took two tbsp. at around 11:30am and it kicked in at around 3:30pm so you will definetely have time to digest. I took another tbsp. half an hour ago and I guess will have a somewhat restless night. We'll see.
post #46 of 72
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Originally Posted by mjg013 View Post
I second the enema idea. Cramps are no fun.
Third that right here, they helped get my last two labors going, and made me feel like I could push totally uninhibited. In fact, I've been so stopped up, I want to do one anyway, but I'm not ready to get that ball rolling yet, so I'll wait.

But if you do it, you have to do it right. Enema/ hot water bag. A LOT of warm clean water, maybe a little sea salt in there, and lay down on your left side and take it sloooooow, hold it for as long as you can 10 min at least. That will really make it powerful, but it's still gentle on your system, IMO. More gentle than castor oil. If any one knows of any dangers, please let me know. As far as I know, there is none. Good luck!

PS I am really not a fan of enemas IRL. Only when I am desperate. I swear.
post #47 of 72
Thread Starter 
Enemas vs purgatives....
lesser dose
I took 1T
I am going to do one an hour...started at 6pm going over to watch movie at friends house
but am afraid of the motor oil sh*ts will it smell like I did this to myself at the hospital.....inquiring minds want to know
post #48 of 72
I am definetely having some painful contractions but they are so irregular that I'm thinking they are just BH (although they never hurt). I don't have the runs as bad as I thought I would and I can still eat normal, no nausea.
post #49 of 72
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Originally Posted by Shiloh View Post
but am afraid of the motor oil sh*ts will it smell like I did this to myself at the hospital.....inquiring minds want to know
Okay, I am sure you didn't do this, but I just want to make sure... you did take CASTOR oil, and not CASTROL, right? I only ask because you said motor oil, and Castrol is a brand of motor oil. I just worry about people
post #50 of 72
No, it's CASTOR oil, not the motor oil type but the stuff you find with the laxatives at the drug store.

I jsut called my doula. She's on her way over here. She thinks I'm progressing and we'll have a baby maybe tonight. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but the contractions are definetely there and the diarrhea has almost stopped.
post #51 of 72
Holy crap (pun intended) you ladies are brave! I wouldn't touch castor oil...sh!tting myself into labor isn't my idea of fun! Good luck to all of you though!
post #52 of 72
Castor oil has a chance of causing fetal distress in the baby, which in turn could lead to meconium. I would highly advise NOT taking it. Your baby will come when he or she is ready.
post #53 of 72
Thread Starter 
Yes its Castor oil not Castrol
From the drug store..
But the oil still has this odd smell to it not like olive oil but more like motor oil KWIM..

I have heard the meconium fetal distress is a myth..
Mind you prodromal labour can do the same so its probably a function of contractions...I think 2 weeks MORE of prodromal labour would cause more distress than 1 try of the oil..

Oh and it aint doing nothing..
I had a BM....big hard like dinosaur crap...
post #54 of 72
LOL... dinosaur crap. Only us preggos can talk about this stuff
post #55 of 72
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yep we are like old ladies at a nursing home talking about bodily functions with no filters on our mouths

4 doses
no runs
started at 6pm
post #56 of 72
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Originally Posted by Panthira View Post
Castor oil has a chance of causing fetal distress in the baby, which in turn could lead to meconium. I would highly advise NOT taking it. Your baby will come when he or she is ready.
this is not a myth. it has been know to cause problems. the contrax are natural. causing major cramping and diarhea is not.
post #57 of 72
Thread Starter 
no worries here...100ml castor oil
no cramps
no bm (except the dinosaur piece stuck up there I got out manually TMI I KNOW
no farting
no gas
no nothing..
no contractions...

ZERO.
no effect its been now 5 hours...
nothing.
I was hoping for atleast a nice smooth BM...

it can cause dehydration but I've yet to find a concrete study saying it can cause issues...anyone got one?

---famous last words....
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/coMec.html

at 11:15...yeah i got the laptop in the loo
I got poo! real poo but no cramping etc...

midnight...nothing...
here I was all worried I'd get massive cramping diarreah runs..contractions..
6 freakin hours and one smooth bowel movement without cramping....
sigh......7 tablespoons was enough to normally cause the runs...maybe I was impacted with dinosaur poo..
I have been uber constipated this past few days
post #58 of 72
According to most of the midwives on the gentle birth web site there is still a debate on if there really is a correlation between caster oil and meconium in baby. Evidence really points more to meconium in post dates baby. Women who are past their due dates are more willing to take caster oil. So was the meconium from the caster oil or from being past due date? There is no way to really tell. But from my reading I lean towards it not being the meconium.
Lots say that caster oil does NOT pass though the placenta.

Read gentlebirth.org it has a lot of info.


Basically you will find anecdotal from both sides. Then you decide if it is worth the maybe risk. I get a lot of judgment from others that I took it with my last baby. And I was only one day past my due date. The situation I was in with regards to 'help' made me read as much as I could and finally make the decision to go for it. I was confident in that decision. It worked and baby was born later that evening with no meconium.

Sorry to keep posting on your DDC.
post #59 of 72
I'm gonna do it again. Tomorrow morning at 4am, 4T it is.
post #60 of 72
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wow dedication!
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