So my question is, has anyone heard of or actually used mineral oil with the same results as castor oil?
Being serious, the full moon doesn't mean diddly squat. Babies will come when they're ready and if baby isn't cooked, baby won't come out. You'll give yourself diarrhoea and risk baby passing meconium for absolutely no good reason whatsoever.
Kaya (29) + Laume (31) = ds Kanoa (8) and dd Zia (2)
Also no offense to anyone above, but I've always head that "babies are born when they're ready" which is a great thing to say against blanket inductions, but really it is a complex interplay between the mother's body and the baby, and if mama is postdate, and mama is ready, mama should be granted permission to help things move along.
I agree with waiting til baby is ready. When I took mine I was in labor - hard labor - for several hours (12) and my mother suggested the first time castor oil, the second time warm prune juice. after the first the doc said once in hard, serious labor for several hours it didn't hurt. So I guess mine sped up the labor but my babies were large and healthy.
good luck with your little one - don't rush them - they grow up too fast! (Grandmother of 12)