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essential oils induce labor

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for yo ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Don't do it!: Unapproved indication in pregnancy, could stimulate forceful contractions and dehydration from diarrhea, a combination likely to lead to fetal asphyxi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Castor Oil: Yes. But, it will only work if the baby is ready to be delivered.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diarrhoea: Castor Oil gives you diarrhea and tends to give you false labor which is irritating. Castor Oil may give some other associated side effects. Please co ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Myths: There will be no inducement of labor with primrose oil. This is a false myth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as ros ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: It will not
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
It is mag Sulphate: It is not mag oxide but magnesium sulphate which is used ti induce labor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time.
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Carter
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nope: The truth is .. . . We don't really know the magic that starts labor. If we did, we would be able to stop preterm labor and be able to start labor in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
OMM: Osteopathic manipulation, particularly at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine, can be very effective in inducing labor when carefully applie ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Castor Oil does not induce your period. It causes cramping and is very irritating. I would get a massage instead. More pleasant and in some good hands ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends...: Castor oil is a great way to have a bowel movement. if you are close to entering labor on your own, the cramping from your colon may stir up contracti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience in General Surgery
Donot do it: You may do more harm than good, check with your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart , if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Herbal treatments to induce miscarriage do not work reliably enough well to be used, and i don't know what kinds of side effects it could cause.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Best not to try any self remedies, seek care as necessary
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Should not, but...: Much to much c! no one needs more than 300mg/day. Vitamin c is not essential for human life. The details of which will bore you. However, people tak ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. : There is a paucity of data regarding the safety and/or efficacy of castor oil which is often ingested rather than used topically. People tend to repor ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many different uses: Rosemary essential oils has a variety of medicinal benefits, including stimulating mental activity and concentration, relieving headaches, muscle & jo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor.

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