Just reading up here and wondering.. especially about the, erm, fruity ones. Figured a poll might help.. Having said that, my initial instinct is 'castor oil' because I read a horror story in a magazine about a woman who was overdue delivering in her bathroom after taking it, but that doesn't mean I'm going to be sitting here tweaking my nipples or engaging in filthiness!
I've heard a few horror stories about castor oil as well. Mainly that it can give you the runs before it does anything else. Not something you want to be dealing with if you do go into labour!
yeah, the castor oil stories would def put me off
I'm with you on the Castor Oil.
Nipple Stimulation isn't on my list as I've read you've got to do it for 3 hours a day to help bring on labour - eager as I am to meet my baby, there is no way I am spending that amount of time on nipple stimulation
Hope they work for you
i would say castor oil definitely,too many horror stories as ye have said
i tried everything else on the list bar the nipple stimulation and they didn't work for me, she was too comfy in there
Nipple stimulation = 3 hours a day! Who actually took part in the test that worked that out? Can you imagine.. It's not like I've got a lot to do all day but I can find something more entertaining than that! We bought a curry last night, but I couldn't face it in the end. It just looked like heartburn on a plate to me.
I still ended up going 2 weeks over and being induced then that failed so I had a section!! Baby just wasn't going to come out at all
Baby will come when they are good and ready.
I tried the whole lot!!
I was a whale and overdue. I wouldn't recommed the spicy food or the castor oil because all they give me a sore b*m
when labour starts, and also the sensation of diarrhoea can feel like contractions. But it doesn't follow that doing something to induce diarrhoea, like taking castor oil, will make you go into labour any quicker. it just makes everything more unpleasant. Also it can't be good to cause a loss of fluid from your body at a time when you need to be in peak health.
sometimes women experience an ah increase in bowel activity
Keep ur castor oil for the babies bum!!!Its a bit toxic to be taking it
The Contented Little Mummy
Dont think I would try the castor oil, but a few girls I know have gotten a good result with acupuncture when they were overdue. So think that is something I would try.