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Old 03-26-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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my mw suggested castor oil is im dilated past 3 cm but i don't know if i can stomach that. any suggestions for a lax that will do the same but in pill form??

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DDC - Abby you could always try soaking a facecloth in castor oil and applying it to your lower stomach. It's slightly less explosive in the results and you don't have to worry about the texture.

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DDC - Abby you could always try soaking a facecloth in castor oil and applying it to your lower stomach. It's slightly less explosive in the results and you don't have to worry about the texture.

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oooohhhhh really????? i may try that! i just can't stand the thought of swallowing that stuff. thanks!!!!
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Where do you buy castor oil at? Can I find it at walmart?
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I had mine in a smoothie and didn't taste it at all, then when I threw up, that wasn't as bad either.
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Re: which laxative?

Just wanted to send you some Abby. You're almost there! Labor dust for you, hop you don't even need the laxative.

btw, not a lax, but both Vit C and magnesium will cause "movement" in large doses and should be perfectly safe. You can take up to 2,000mg of Vit C a day (according to my MW).

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Where do you buy castor oil at? Can I find it at walmart?
Pretty much any pharmacy will carry it. Just look for the laxative section.

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I'm really considering the castor oil... I'm 3 cm dilated, 50% effaced and baby is at 0 station.. but *no* contractions in the last 6 days. Already had membranes stripped. Measuring 42 weeks now. Is the castor oil worth it? Did it work for any of you? and if so - would you recommend the "castor oil pack" or just ingesting? If you ingested - what did you mix with and how much? Sorry for so many questions... TIA!!!!
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Enemas bring on contractions as well, on the cooler side for contractions and warmer side for relaxation. I've heard mixed reviews on castor oil, seems like you really need to be on the cusp of labor for it to work.
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I'm really considering the castor oil... I'm 3 cm dilated, 50% effaced and baby is at 0 station.. but *no* contractions in the last 6 days. Already had membranes stripped. Measuring 42 weeks now. Is the castor oil worth it? Did it work for any of you? and if so - would you recommend the "castor oil pack" or just ingesting? If you ingested - what did you mix with and how much? Sorry for so many questions... TIA!!!!
What does your care provider suggest? I had to do castor oil my first time as a last result since my water had broken nearly 2 days prior but with my second pregnancy it was explained that some mamas don't have the quick vomit/diarreah that I had and continue having it throughout labor and some with fast labors don't even experience those side effects until postpartum.
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