How long does it take for castor oil to begin labor?

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Krista - posted on 03/20/2010

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Well I tried it and it worked! I went into labor that night and I didn't get sick from it

Rose - posted on 07/29/2011

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i took it with my last son and 13hours later i was ready to push and i was one week early

Brandi - posted on 06/07/2012

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I took a cocktail almost 3hours ago and I still havent felt anything! Some people it works fast apperently and others slow slow slow!! Im in that slow slow slow rang!! Its sucks! 39weeks and miserably misrable!!!

Mandy - posted on 03/19/2010

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Labour will start when your body is ready. Please stay away from the castor oil, it raises the risk of your baby becoming distressed and inhaling meconium before being born.

Catherine - posted on 03/19/2010

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i was told drinking it with orange juice mixed in, but when i asked my midwife she was horrified! she said it can dehydrate baby and make you sick, there's a spice they put in curries called fenugreek, it tastes pretty bad but it worked for me, my partner put nearly half a jar of it in our spag bol one night and 4 hours later i was at the hospital, its also good for increasing milk production if you want to breastfeed :)

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I'm gonna hear about this one but here goes.
Here's a thought: When baby ready, baby come.

Had 4 and never took no castor oil or nothing.
Mostly, just relax if you are miserable and wait. The whole birthing thing is a natural process. You can no more hurry the end then you can the beginning. You can only try when you are most fertile. Your body will start the birthing process when things are ready, not because your brain says you are fed up with the situation at the moment.

At least, this is the way I see things.
Just saying . . .

Jen - posted on 03/19/2010

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rasberry tea sex nipple massage hot vidaloo a walk round town n a bottle of hot chilli sauce all in the same night i was in labour a couple of hrs after

Nikki - posted on 03/19/2010

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It will make you sick pretty quickly, so if your going to do it stick close to the toilet, whether or not it actually induces labour is debatable. Some women say it does and others say it just makes you really sick. But it can be dangerous to both you and bub because you can both become dehydrated. I didn't do it myself because I had heard so many horror stories from friends. Sex, nipple stimulation, walking and skipping are much safer. Is this your first baby? are you over due?

Mari - posted on 03/19/2010

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it did work for me or my frind, just gave us tummy runs. you can google some other thing you can try to induce natural laboour. going for long walks if you can, eating half an pineapple and other stuff like that.

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