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My step dad wants castor oil (not to bring on labour), where can he get it?

(9 Posts)
hopefully Tue 02-Sep-08 18:55:51

He can't find any in the supermarket, and I was thinking that since some of you brave people have tried it you might know where to get it?

Incidentally, apparently it is good warmed and made into a pack for bad backs, if anyone has any left over and doesn't know what to do with it!

diddle Tue 02-Sep-08 20:03:27

maybe holland and barratt???

SqueakyPop Tue 02-Sep-08 20:05:12

You should be able to buy it at the pharmacy.

You can also get it on Ebay.

luckylady74 Tue 02-Sep-08 20:06:59

I got it from Boots - for my constipated cat on the vet's advice!

hopefully Tue 02-Sep-08 20:14:17

Aww, poor cat! I have refused to go and ask in H&B for him, as I don't think they'll sell it to me at 39 weeks gone, but will tell him to try there or the chemists...

SqueakyPop Tue 02-Sep-08 20:18:54

A pharmacy will not sell CO to a heavily pregnant woman.

hopefully Wed 03-Sep-08 10:18:22

He managed to get some in the local chemists, thanks for the help.

Now just have to resist the urge to steal it and induce a nasty, messy, dangerous labour!

MrsBick Wed 03-Sep-08 11:12:31

Don't try it to induce a nasty labour!
the pains i got from it were worse than my labour pains. DH thought i was dying.

Serves me right for listening to my Grandma rather than Mumsnetting first. smile

VictorianSqualor Wed 03-Sep-08 11:16:55

I had to order it from lloyds chemist.

I wouldn't bother taking it for labour either, I took it daily from 39weeks, nothing ever happened, I must have a cast iron stomach though cos I didn't even get the shits.

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