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Is Castor Oil Safe To Use During Pregnancy
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.
Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.
"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Hi. Using jamican black castor oil topically onto my hair during pregnancy. Is it safe?? thank you
Is the oil cleansing method (use of cold pressed castor oil and extra virgin olive oil topically on face) safe during pregnancy?
Yes: Those ingredients applied to your face are safe. ...Read more
Trying to get pregnant. Severe acne on face. Applying castor oil to face daily I find it helps. Is it safe to use on face during early pregnancy?
Is it safe during pregnancy to use castor oil topically on your face to help with acne? More specifically, i'd like to use cold pressed castor oil.
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bugging you enough to consider "cold-pressed" castor oil, see if your physician would add topical Clindamycin to peroxide. The birth control pill stops acne in many women who can use it, and there are other stronger rx's after baby comes. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually about 48 hours but some times it might take an extra day or two. ...Read more
I had a pretem delivery at 20 weeks of pregnancy 3 and half weeks ago, is advisable to start using castor oil pack now?
OK: What are you using this for? Sorry for your loss. ...Read more
I'm overdue by 4 days my doctor has booked me in the 23rd dec I want to induce labour my self IV try a lot of things is castor oil safe to take?
Castor Oil: There would be no harm done. But, you do not need us to give you permission. ...Read more
No: Discuss with your OB.Get a more detailed answer ›
The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?
Probably should not: A woman probably should not mess with mother nature. The baby will come when it comes. Until it's late or having other problems, one need not try to do things to get it out earlier. ...Read more
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
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 contractions in the uterus and labor will go from there. IF you are NOT ready to labor, you will have painful cramping and diarrhea, some uterine cramps but not any cervical dilation and you will still be pregnant after it all settles down. ...Read more
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