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Old 05-31-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Castor oil on belly

Hi! With my last pregnancy, my midwife had me massage my belly with castor oil a couple times a day starting at about 5 days past my due date. She said it would be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and not cause the digestive problems of drinking it. She said to reserve drinking it as a last resort (I'm thinking if I was 2 weeks overdue maybe? I'm not sure). Anyways, once it got to 7 days past my due date or so she also massaged my cervix with evening primrose oil and had me take some herbs. On the 9th day past my due date, I was scheduled to have acupuncture done that afternoon, but thankfully went into labor before it was time to go to the appointment! So, I don't know what role, if any, the castor oil played, but supposedly it helped!
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