castor oil

Pamela - posted on 08/09/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm 37 weeks and I'm just tired should I drink castor oil

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Gena - posted on 08/10/2014

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No! If you are already so unpatient now,how will it be with a newborn?? You are 37weeks..WAIT till your baby is ready! Surely you can be patient enough and wait a few more weeks.

Chet - posted on 08/09/2014

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No. The side effects of caster oil are terrible, and at best, it will only induce labour if you are already very close. Most often, it doesn't work. You just get the diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.

And in your case, on the off chance that you are close, you want to give the baby every extra hour you can inside! A normal term pregnancy is 38 to 42 weeks. Babies born early, even just a little early, can have trouble breathing or an underdeveloped suck reflex that interferes with feeding.

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