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What are the risks of taking caster oil to help induce labor?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Don't do it!

Unapproved indication in pregnancy, could stimulate forceful contractions and dehydration from diarrhea, a combination likely to lead to fetal asphyxia and death.
Use of castor oil as a laxative during pregnancy should be avoided.

In brief: Don't do it!

Unapproved indication in pregnancy, could stimulate forceful contractions and dehydration from diarrhea, a combination likely to lead to fetal asphyxia and death.
Use of castor oil as a laxative during pregnancy should be avoided.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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