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Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #29
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Re: I want to hear your experience with castor oil

I had a birth doula client who used it at the recommendation of the Midwife. She had not had any true contractions from 5am when her water broke till about 2pm so the plan was to take the castor oil and see how it went. She took it at 4pm and had her baby by 10pm so it worked but caused loose stools the whole time she was in transition and pushing stage labor. Since she was planning a water birth, that was a major bummer. She did, however, breathe her baby out into her own hands and that was amazing, she remarked how great it felt to see herself in that role. I feel like the castor oil frustrated her a lot because of the side effects getting in the way of her birth being the way she envisioned but all in all, the birth was a great experience.
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