has any one used castor oil to bring on labour?
Answer: Hello, Castor oil used to be an old recommendation for initiating labour. It helps to soften poo and can start contractions of the bowel which was thought to help bring on labour as well. However, we have moved on from recommending this and there are now other, more evidence based strategies which have been proven to work. I'd suggest you check with your maternity care provider to see what they recommend for you if indeed, your labour needs help to start. In the majority of women, labour starts when it needs to without any help or assistance. Best Jane
Answered: 24 Oct 2014