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Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

Is it safe to take 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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more


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Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

Is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor?

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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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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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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Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take castor oil at 35 weeks pregnant and not dilated?

No: Although castor oil might be safe when used for starting labor in pregnant women at term, it should not be used without the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is unsafe to use in pregnant women who are not at term since it might bring on labor too early. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil to moisturize a newborn?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to moisturize a newborn?

Coconut oil: is likely a safe moisturizer, but discontinue use if symptoms of hypersensitivity develop (such as rash). ...Read more

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What is the drink with castor oil that induces labor?

I am not sure there: Iam not sure that you should take caster oil or any thing with it to induce labor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use castor oil on warts when breastfeeding?

Yes, but won't work: Seborrheic keratoses sometimes go away when massaged twice a day with castor oil. They look warty but are not warts. Honest to goodness warts are caused by a virus and will not respond to castor oil. Try Mediplast tape on real warts. Generally works well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

Is it safe to take oxytocin in labor?

Usually: Oxitocin is often needed to supplement the natural oxitocin your body makes when you need to make more progress in labor.Once your water breaks, the longer labor takes the more chance germs have to ascend & infect baby & mom. Administration requires close monitoring & can be stopped if signs of fetal distress are noted. Un-monitored use can lead to tragic outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

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