40 weeks and 6 days pregnant?

I just found out the pain I have been having which i thought was labor twice was passing kidney stones. I have been in so much pain gthe last week and the baby just wont come. I am to be induced on monday. But I was wondering if anyone has taken castro oil? Did it work ? Is it dangrous for the baby? I dont want to do anything that would harm the baby but i am so sick of being in pain!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    DO NOT USE CASTRO OIL!!!

    I don't know why people have decided to use it, but it usually does not work. My cousin used it and I am not sure if it made her sick or was hurting the baby, but she wound up in the hospital until they decided to do a c-section. Even the Castro Oil people say not to use it. Please just wait until Monday, your health and your baby's are worth it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I did not take castor oil to induce labor myself, but I do know many people who have (and I have had it for other reasons before). It's 50/50 wither it actually induces labor or not. I can tell you that it does cause diarrhea, which you do not want to be having when you go into labor (and which can be a sign of the onset of labor). I would strongly suggest that you avoid it. It's probably the last thing on your mind at the moment, but sex can help induce labor, as well as going for a walk. Just don't over do it. Your baby will come when he/she is ready. Good luck and congratulations!

  • 1 decade ago

    I tried castro oil and it just gave me the runs:( which is not very fun when your that far along! Try Raspberry Tea Leaf (tea) drink alot! It worked for me i started having contractions in less than 12 hours. Also went for walks as well. I was 42 weeks when i finally gave birth so i know the anxious feeling! Good Luck and congrats!

  • 1 decade ago

    Since you're being induced in a couple days, skip the castor oil. It could end up not putting you in labor at all, and make you feel sick and have nasty diarrhea. Of the women I've known that have tried it, none of them actually had success with it, but said it was nasty stuff.

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  • aliaga
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    That you could ask the healthcare professional to head forward and begin to enduce her as it could take some time if she is tired and the health practitioner advised me when you're thus far along checking you cervix can make it begin to dilate or have her go to the healthcare professional and inform them she is depressing and wish to talk about it about getting it began in these days as she is over due and is scared the baby will dilate and also when you've got a enormous power to the health facility that is another purpose to as a result of to be certain you get there in time i would believe they would begin today or within the morning

  • 1 decade ago

    I was induced at 39 weeks so I didn't have to try castor oil...my cousin did, and it didn't work for her. Try sex...semen contains prostaglandins that can soften the cervix.

  • 1 decade ago

    I personally wouldn't take castor oil, but you should ask for your membrians to be stripped and had one last night of fun with your s/o good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    monday is only three days away, just hang in there, maybe he or she will decide to come on their own this weekend!

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    my mom said she tried it and it didnt work... monday isnt that far away!! im being induced on monday also.

  • 1 decade ago

    oh geez dont take that stuff my sister tried that and all it did was make her sick and go to the bathroom alot!!

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