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Old 05-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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After having contractions on and off since Wednsday I took the plunge and took caster oil tonight. I'm dialated 4.5 effaced to at least a 70% (this is what I was two weeks ago), and have had one false labor trip to the hospital (on Thursday). My dh is working an hour away right now and all my other help works during the week so we decided to give it a try tonight and see if it will jump start things for real I'll let u know how it turns out-hopefully I'll be posting baby pictures tomorrow sara

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Well its been over two hours now and.....nothing The instructions said 2-6 hours to work but everything i read online said the bathroom issues start at 2 hours? I also took the maximum dose recommendation (4tbs/2oz). I'll post updates if anything happens sara
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if it doesn't work in two hours, take another dose. good luck
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I took castor oil twice with my last pregnancy. I had one big bathroom blow out (not painful at all though) about 3 hours after. Then contractions every 4-5 mins for 5 hours and then they puttered out. However, your cervix was much more favorable than mine, so you have better odds of it working.

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I took castor oil twice with my last pregnancy. I had one big bathroom blow out (not painful at all though) about 3 hours after. Then contractions every 4-5 mins for 5 hours and then they puttered out. However, your cervix was much more favorable than mine, so you have better odds of it working.

Good luck! Drink water.
I've been drinking a bunch of water since I took it since I read the only real danger of taking it was dehydration, but now I'm going on three hours and nothing, not even a tummy ache-I think this kid is taking up permanent residence inside! Oh well, if nothing happens at least I tried sara
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Take a nice long brisk walk if you are able. I did that and Castor oil and boy did it get things going. I ended up taking a second dose at bedtime, later the same day as the first dose, and I literally woke up the next morning because of heavy labor. Luckily I had planned a home birth because it all went very fast. I've heard that if it's not time, then it just won't do anything but if the time is right then it will get you on track. Good luck!
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Well, still nothing exciting but am getting very crampy and have had a couple contractions but still no 'potty' issues Oh, and he had a nice bout of the hickups but that's about it for now-I'm still hoping though! sara
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