By the end of pregnancy, you’re probably tired and sore enough to try any (safe) method that has even the slightest chance of making labor come sooner.
Although castor oil ingested internally can cause gross side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting and cramps, this isn’t the only method women use to attempt natural labor induction.
External & Internal Castor Oil Use
Some of the more common methods of using castor oil other than drinking it have included:
- Castor oil enema. Thought to provide a similar but gentler laxative to oral consumption.
- Castor oil pack. Involving cloth and heat to help aid absorption of the castor oil.
- Castor oil cervical massage. Similar to the internal use of Evening Primrose Oil.
- Castor oil belly rub. Sometimes used in conjunction with clary sage in a belly massage.
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