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I was told by my mw that around 34 weeks I should start this castor oil treatment for my internal scar. I just found the note this week to remeind me.
Anyway, it says to soak a piece of flannel or a cloth diaper in castor oil and lay it across my scar 2-3x a week for 30 minutes in order to help "toughen" the scar.
First off, is this a little quacky? Or have you heard of this before?
Secondly, I'm 37 weeks as of yesterday, is it too late to start?
Thirdly, I was reading somewhere that castor oil applied to the tummy in this way can induce labor because the castor oil absorbs into the skin. I know that drinking castor oil does this but I didn't know that it on the skin could (also heard a bath with castor oil inducecs too). My problem is this, I was induced with ds, obviously before we were ready and I had a c/b. I really want to be as patient as possible and let things happen would it be counterproductive of that goal to do the castor oil scar soak if it "could" induce labor? I've already had some false alarms of the real thing but nothing real (obviously or I would have a baby right now....) I have lost my plug and such.....
Single Mom to 2 amazing little men. T(7) and B(5)