I am 35wk nd 4day

Sierra - posted on 03/23/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm 2cm already.Im tired of not being able to interaction with my kids.. nd I can't walk I'm walking on a cane.So I decided to try 2teaspoons of Castor oil with koolaide do yhu think it will work please help me....


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Jendavis79 - posted on 03/24/2014




Believe me, I can sympathize. After 30 weeks, I was so miserable. My baby decided to come at 34 weeks 5 days and because of it, he had to spend 2 weeks in intensive care. He had to have a feeding tube in his nose, oxygen supplied, and I could only visit him for an hour twice a day. Now that he is home, we have had to keep him at home and not allow visitors and can't take him out anywhere because of the disease risk. The neonatologist sat us down and explained that things like RSV and the flu, while miserable for full term babies, can be deadly for preterms. We have followed their direction to the letter, only allowing our son to go to his doctors office, I was not able to go back to work, most of our families have not been able to meet our son yet, and the amounts of hand sanitizer and antibac soap we have gone through is ridiculous. We have a little over a month left before he is released to join the real world. While it has been a major pain, he has been healthy and happy. Unless you are ready for this level of commitment, just be miserable for a few more weeks. Your baby will come when it's ready. They think that mine came early because he was getting too big for me. Even at 34 weeks he weighed 6lbs and at his due date he weighed 10 lbs.

Jodi - posted on 03/23/2014




Given you already took it, I'm not going to bother saying don't do it. However, it is WAY too early for your baby to be born. Your baby is not sufficiently developed and may still have underdeveloped lungs. Trying to induce yourself with castor oil is also a really bad idea because it can distress the baby and cause complications. But given you've gone and done it, I will just hope that it doesn't work.

Michelle - posted on 03/23/2014




It's not recommended to have castor oil.
It's also too early for your baby to be born, I know your over it but s/he will come when they are ready.

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