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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Help can castor oil really help induce labor?

Help can castor oil really help induce labor?

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 consult with your doctor before you use castor oil. ...Read more

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Do clary sage oil help induce labor ariund 38\39 weeks snd how to use it?

Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB , you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary , it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do castor oil capsules take to induce labor and do they need to be frozen first?

Not recommended: Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor. It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me facts on castor oil to induce labor?

Can you tell me facts on castor oil to induce labor?

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

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Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Possibly: This may be helpful in balancing the body and stimulating the uterus but is no guarantee. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try castor oil to induce labor :)?

Can you tell me about it's like to try castor oil to induce labor :)?

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

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Is it safe to use castro oil to induce labor? Or will it harm baby?

Is it safe to use castro oil to induce labor? Or will it harm baby?

Mother Nature knows: when the time is right for your baby to be ready for delivery. Why second guess, mother nature?Congratulations and be well. ...Read more

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How much castor oil do I need to take to induce labor? I will be 41 weeks in 2 days.

I would not....: use castor oil as a natural induction method. There are other natural induction methods that can be discussed with your physician. Castor oil can lead to dehydration from the diarrhea it can produce. There are other, safer methods. ...Read more

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How do I use mineral oil to start labour?

How do I use mineral oil to start labour?

Do not use it: Check with you obstetrician what to do rathe taking medication that might affect you or the baby adversly. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

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 you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldnt take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more

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Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Does vegetable oil aid constipation, if yes; how long does it take to work?

Veg oil: Veg oil can lessen constipation a bit but other factors can prevail. Fiber is essential. The ingested oil will be absorbed but IF you consume lots of fiber, then fiber can adsorb some the oil and pass. Consume oatmeal, apple, pear, apricot, prune, bran, lots of liquid, and veg oil will have impact. Dried prune or apricot can be easy. High fiber oatmeal is easy. ...Read more

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How can I naturally induce labor?

How can I naturally induce labor?

Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more

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How come castor oil doesn't make me poo?

Need another: You may need another product that is stronger. Or you may try wheat husks. ...Read more