Q:

my gynaec has recommended I take castor oil to induce labour, I M due on 24th. what are your recommendations? is it safe?? does it work? pls suggest.



DrDipti k

castor oil does not have any effect on the uterus but instead causes intestinal irritation which in turn may induce labour in some women...my gynac had also told me to do so......in my case though I just threw up everything I had eaten :)

Lavanya Dhayalan

it works well, my doctor also did d same, no problem...

jaipreet

please do nipple simulation...its best

Sanha

thanks all. how to do nipple stimulation and for how long

jaipreet

please check on internet dear

Riya Rahul Paranjpe

yes u can take. u can have 25 ml with lemon juice or tea. even my gyneac told me. my due date was 27th June. I took it for two times at night on 24th n 26th June. N my labor pain started on midnight of 27th June. but due some reasons I had c-section

Seema Singh

didn't work with me.. my due date was ystrdy.. I tried castor oil on 16th n 17th 50ml in 2 days. nthng happnd. still no labor.. going to get admitted on 23rd.

Sanha

thanks everyone for ur valuable inputs.. Seema are u getting induced????

Seema Singh

yes.. on 23rd now..

Sanha

ok. all the best

Seema Singh

wat ur doc said?? n they didn't tell u how much quantity of castor oil u cn take?

Sanha

doc has asked me to take 25 to 30ml 23rd night and see if contractions start by 24th. if not to get an nst test done on 24th

Seema Singh

ok.. hope for d best.. n pls share ur experience of castor oil .. I took it wit hot milk n than next time in orange juice..

Seema Singh

which brand of castor oil u wil b taking?

Sanha

my doc wants me to take it plain with a tablespoon of gelusil. yes definitely I will update. u too pls share Ur delivery experience. hoping for the best for u.

Sanha

brand donno. gynaec never mentioned a brand name

Seema Singh

ohhh.. OK.. gud. Al d best.. thanx. wil surely update.

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