Thanks all, I’m so cross with the castor oil that I won’t bother again.
I feel very constipated after taking it and now I’m getting little back ache twinges here and there, it’s not ice. I want to use the loo!
I’m intrigued to know the science behind it not making me go to the toilet... The fact it hasn’t put me into labour I can take without question but surely such a powerful lax would at least have me on the loo once?
Glycerin suppositories plus prune juice. Although you may want to go see your midwife or doctor, my friend (going back 11 years now) did the castor oil thing, her baby went into distress and pooped in the waters. She had the tight bump feeling etc after she took it... it’s probably absolutely nothing but it may be worth going to get their heartbeat monitored if you’re feeling off.
I tried a castor oil "induction" at 39 weeks, the first does I took on an empty stomach and unfortunately vomited up, but then did as you did and took about 2 x 30ml does about 4 - 5 hours apart. It did give me raging poops, I don't know how you've avoided that!!
It sounds weird but have you eaten enough or have you put off eating while you were waiting? I gave up on the fantasy of it working to start labour, but took a small (15ml) does a few days later to help me go, worked perfectly and without runs, but I had eaten plenty of carby food too so maybe this helped it along? Good luck OP