Will castor oil hurt my baby?

Chandra - posted on 03/03/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I took a cap full of castoroil last night but i have heard that it can make the baby get diarrhea in the womb and kill them? I had nothing from the castor oil but im very worried that what can happen to my baby!! Im 38w6d please help me!! Im very very worried!!

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Stifler's - posted on 03/04/2012

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How much is a cap full? Why did you do it if you knew this information.

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Amanda - posted on 03/06/2012

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*must add that I gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl but I still wouldnt do it again x

Amanda - posted on 03/06/2012

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I took castor oil while pg and wish I hadnt - baby did poo while in my womb and was in emergancy labour ward (was planning a second home birth) because it can cause complications to baby - so I would advise not to do it again x

Kelina - posted on 03/05/2012

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No use crying over spilt milk. I wouldn't do it again as you need to check with your doctor or midwife to figure out the correct dosage so that it's safe for you and baby. But there are better ways to go into labor and unfortunately it's not going to happen until you and baby are ready. You've only got a couple weeks left at most just try to have patience a little longer. Castor Oil is one of the more controversial methods of putting yourself into labor and shouldn't be done unless you've talked with your doctor first. Congrats, hope your lo is here soon!

Kaitlin - posted on 03/03/2012

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DO NOT do this again. It's not likely to kill baby but it can be VERY dangerous for you, especially so close to giving birth. You can become severely dehydrated, and have prolonged intense labor. DON"T do this again, and you may want to call your OB and tell them so they can monitor you.

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Don't do it again. I don't know if what you took will or will not hurt your baby, but it's certainly not worth trying again. I'd be calling your doctor as well.

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