Will castor oil induce a miscarriage?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When I was growing up, I heard the old wives' tale that castor oil could cause a miscarriage. Wasn't true then, and it's not true now If you take a big dose of castor oil while you're pregnant (or at any other time, for that matter), all that's going to happen is that you're going to get stomach cramps and a bad case of diarrhea. Castor oil is a natural laxative. It causes you to move your bowels - it doesn't cause a miscarriage.

  • 1 month ago

    No but a push down the stairs might

  • 1 month ago

    I try with my second pregnancy I rub it on my stomach... I got infection and needed antibiotic during birth... it won't help induce it... the only thing help me with my first pregnancy was pineapple lol

    • Cozette
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Rubbed it on your stomach? Who advised you to do it?

  • 1 month ago

    No but can cause birth defects and make you very ill

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Stop listening to myths told by your friends.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on how many weeks gestation the baby is. In the first trimester (13 weeks) baby is really tiny. At 4 weeks baby is only 3/4 inch.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, just diarrhea.

  • 1 month ago

    Of course not. How would something you ingest cause a miscarriage? Excepting, of course, something like poison that kills YOU before ending the pregnancy.

    • Tri-Harder
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      And I find it difficult to take criticism from a "nurse" who answered that castor oil causing a miscarriage "depends on how many weeks gestation."

  • Byrd
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nope.....If it were that simple we wouldn't need any other methods now would we??

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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