I know castor oil is bad to eat when you are expecting a baby. However I have heard?
Topic: I know castor oil is bad to eat when you are expecting a baby. However I have heard?
September 23, 2019 / By Calanthia Question:
mixed reviews like some people say they take it and they go into labor within 24 hours. I also know a baby is full term after 37 weeks. What I am wondering about is, does castor oil help you to dilate and efface as the labor process, or does it just help your water break? For example, when they induced labor for me first time, it was with a pill. All that happened was that my water broke. I was not dilating or effacing. does castor oil help you to dilate and efface as the labor process, or does it just help your water break? Would you recommend it? I know my conscience will not let me take it even when my baby is full term. But I know women take it.
Best Answers: I know castor oil is bad to eat when you are expecting a baby. However I have heard?
Alyce | 2 days ago
Castor oil is a powerful laxative. It causes painful intestinal cramps. Those cramps MAY (in theory anyway) also trigger uterine cramps and ... if you're body is about ready to go anyway ... send you into labor. But it doesn't make your water break or cause you to dilate.
AND it's potentially dangeorus. If you want to try and get labor going, there are other, far safer and less unpleasant methods. They probably won't work either, but at least they won't risk killing your baby.
(Very puzzled as to what pill you were given to induce labor last time. I'm not aware of ANY oral meds that induce labor, much less cause your water to break.)
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Originally Answered: Has anybody heard of or been on the baby food diet?
The Barbi Twins are a perfect example of the baby food diet. Anorexic & bulimic models from the 80's. They used baby food & laxatives to stay slim. You can find an interview w/Geraldo where they later said that their jackets were full of junk food they were hiding to binge with. They wrote a book about their anti - diet views today with confessions. If you'd like to lose weight the safe way, I'd like to help. Eating disorders are common and easy to fall into without the right information, but very hard to recover from.
I recommend just letting the baby come when its ready. The body knows when the baby is ready to come out and that is when it naturally starts labor, theres no reason to induce or try to naturally induce just because you reached full term, its not like the baby is going to stay up there forever. If theres something majorly wrong, like its a few weeks after your due date or the baby is clearly getting too big to stay in there much longer, then by all means, try to induce, but otherwise, let nature take its course. While a baby is full term at 37 weeks, that doesnt necessarily mean its ready yet.
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This is a quite sensitive field as a few persons are fascinated with it and a few don't seem to be. The factor is to understand the hazards earlier than you are taking the castor oil and be good trained as it isn't simply damaging for youngster, but additionally for your self. First off, Castor oil will handiest paintings if you're able to enter hard work. Risks comprise, painful diarrhea, immoderate dehydration main to exhaustion in the course of hard work, feasible meconium staining in amniotic fluid (what you consume youngster eats) Asphyxiation on meconium in the course of beginning and of path the embarrassing voiding whilst supplying. That stated, if you happen to select to take the castor oil, be all set by means of consuming plenty of fluids and making certain you're good rested. I advise in opposition to it as having intercourse is much more likely to paintings (individual revel in) in inducing hard work and also you could simply grow to be with a raging case of diarrhea and no youngster for one more week!
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It depends probably on how much you take. When I took it castor oil made me dilate and efface from 0cm, 0% effaced to 1 cm, 70% effaced. I only took 1tbsp. I took it so I could get a sweep to see if that would start labor so I didn't have to be induced. I think when it works for women they take a lot more than that,
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I am pretty sure it makes you have such terrible runs that it brings on contractions from constantly pushing and going poo...the danger is if you don't go into labor, your baby infests it as well with the same effect, a bowel movement which as you know meconium is very dangerous. It actually only works a small percentage I have heard...it's best not to use it I think but consult your doctor. What about a membrane sweep?
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Originally Answered: What to Expect When You're Expecting?
Anything by Dr Sears, Ina May, etc.
Honestly though most baby books are utter crap. I was reading one on infant nutrition that said babies should be born weighing 6.5-7.5lbs The average baby weighs 7.7-8lbs depending on the chart. And this was in the middle of a discussion of eating enough to have a big enough baby to prevent health problems.
It also said that formula is "close to" breastmilk. Breastmilk has over 200 ingredients not found in formula. That's like saying a package of ramen noodles is "close to" a chinese food buffet. I put the book back on the shelf at that point, so god knows what else it said.
Even Dr Sear's on his website admits that:
" Many babies become constipated when foods are first added to their diet. The main reason for this is that the standard recommended starting foods are all constipating - rice cereal, bananas, squash, and applesauce. Why do health care professionals choose these starting foods when they know they will make most babies constipated? Good question. Even my own Baby Book lists these as starting foods.
The truth is, there is nothing special about these foods that makes them better to start out with. Babies don't actually even need rice cereal."