Why is caster oil not recommended to help bring on labour anymore?

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  1. lrb

    lrb Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I know it's not something your suppose to take but wondered why? Both my aunties did and worked both times? Thanks
     
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    lyndsey_28 Well-Known Member

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    as it can cause baby to open his/her bowel inside of you and then if they swallow it, its considered dangerous to baby xxx
     
  3. vickib_1984

    vickib_1984 Well-Known Member

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    And also can bring on fast labour midwives really hate it xxx


     
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    BabyBrain Well-Known Member

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    If they inhale poo on the way out it can cause severe lung infections. Also it's not guaranteed to actually bring on contractions so you spend hours with a burning bum for no reason xxxxxxxx
     
  5. mummy2b19

    mummy2b19 Well-Known Member

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    All of the above it also causes sickness abdominal pain and severe diahrea. Can't imagin trying to push a baby out with a bad case of the runs can't imagin it would be pretty Hun xx
     
  6. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    The reason is they say it can cause baby to open bowels - but latest research on this apparently says this may be a load of rubbish. The problem is most of the people who use castor oil are already over due, and that in itself makes baby more likely to open their bowels.

    Xxx
     
  7. lrb

    lrb Well-Known Member

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    So you think if it was used before baby us over due it's less likely for baby to open bowel?X
     
  8. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Tbh I dunno. The research I read just said they couldn't really seperate the two, not enough people take it before being 40wks to determine this. Sounds dodgy but have a scout round google, I try and have a look on google scholar so you get research papers rather that forums etc which give people opinions etc.

    At end of day it's another one of those things where it's up to you if you want to risk it. Xxx
     
  9. hellywelly

    hellywelly Well-Known Member

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    I just wouldn't do it cause it tastes like s**t!!!!! ha ha!!
     
  10. muffinferon

    muffinferon Well-Known Member

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    My mum took it when overdue with me and swore it did the job as 3hours later contractions started, although she had major diarroeah first lol. I had been thinking of trying it soonish too to see if start anything as so uncomfy now just over 37weeks, but didn't know the potential bad points of it!
     
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    I was recommended it by a friend who swears by it to - shes had four kids and it worked with three of them! Although she never warned me of the side effects! :| xx
     
  12. lrb

    lrb Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I never knew these side effects so going to try google it some more. Think if I use it it's gonna have to be a last resort x
     

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