Castor oil for labor induction
April 8, 2012 7:52 AM Subscribe
Can anyone weigh in on the best way to ingest castor oil to kickstart labor?
posted by rubyeyo to Health & Fitness (28 answers total)
I am 38.5 weeks and in pretty much continuous pain from carrying what seems to be a very large baby and a high volume of AF. I have been walking constantly, taking EPO 3x a day and drinking red raspberry leaf tea. So far all that has happened in the past week is painful contractions that start and then peter out when they peak at 7 minutes apart.
Castor oil is a time tested remedy for inducing labor, and at this point I am desperate enough to face the "other" side effects to get this baby going. I would love to get some suggestions on the best way to take it? I know that I need to orally take around 2oz, or 4 Tablespoons but I have been advised against taking it with orange juice (apparently it just sits on the top and is horrid to drink.) Would taking it in hot coffee help to dissolve the oil and make it easier to take or should I mask it in something like a chocolate shake?
Any suggestions are welcome!