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Castor Oil At 38 Weeks
Causes nausea: There are few studies to evaluate whether castor oil really works to induce labor. The few studies I've seen show that there is no difference in the timing of labor in women who have taken it versus women who haven't. The only difference is that all the women who took it felt nauseated. So if it doesn't work and makes you feel sick, I would stay away. Try nipple stimulation or sex instead. ...Read more
38 weeks prg. 3 cm, 50% effaced. Would castor oil or raspberry leaf tea make my contractions closer together? Still very very far apart.
Probably not: If these things (in addition to walking, sex, primrose oil, nipple stimulation, and others that don't immediately come to mind) worked reliably then we would be using them for medical inductions. Castor oil in particular has a long tradition with the midwives but it can be messy and very uncomfortable. There is no evidence of harm and and all of these things can at least seem to work sometimes. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up?
No harm, however I am not aware of any study that shows it helps. Do not feel guilty, I have not talked to any woman at 38 weeks who does not want it to be OVER!
Best of luck, and remember you are near the end. I hope your delivery is smooth. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im thinking about taking castor oil? Any suggestions? Is it safe? Will it harm my baby?
Talk to your ob: Castor oil causes diarrhea. In the process, it can cause some uterine contractions. It is not directly harmful to the baby. However, inducing your own contractions without the knowlege of your OB can cause problems for your baby and is not a great idea. Induction without a medical reason prior to 39 weeks is not recommended. Best to discuss this idea with your Ob before you try it. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant have been having real contractions but not good enough for the doctors will castor oil help with the dilating an full blown labor?
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Oil: Cod liver oil & other oils high in omega 3s improve the meibomian gland oil to stabilize tear film so does not evaporate quickly: see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com "lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more
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Caster oil is a preparation you swallow which is basically a laxative. The taste is horrendous but as a kid I swore it helped with constipation. It was thought the oil killed viruses, not so. ...Read more
Don't: You will look and smell like a grease ball, and there is not a single legitimate, reasonable expectation nor Ioda of medical literature that documents that this works ...Read more
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Castor oil @40+5 weeks 2cm dialated and 90% effaced. Would it be okay to take 2tsp? I've had no problem at all with my preg
I have lost all my hair, can you please tell me what can I use to make it grow really fast other than castor oil please I need your help?
Are you: Are you completely bald? You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between fines lines and wrinkles? If you put castor oil and lines not visible does that mean its fine lines?
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