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Asked by NikkiWhite

Q: - Plz Help Me!!!

Will caster oil work if baby isn't engaged.? Doctor said if baby dont engage within the next 10 days he is goin to do a c-section with no questions asked. I really need some help to get things moven, i dont want a section!!! Plz Help Me!!!!!

This question was asked Jan. 29, 2013 1:55am
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by Addie02 - Jan. 30, 2013 11:49pm
I'd say you desperately need to go for a second opinion. I agree with many of the women here; doing a non-optional early c-section seems COMPLETELY inappropriate, especially since babies aren't usually born until something like 41 weeks on average. I understand size concerns, which is why I'm saying check with another doctor (or midwife) before you make any decisions. You shouldn't feel pressured or forced into a c-section, especially since it sounds like you aren't quite sure what's going on or what your options are and your doctor is taking advantage of this by exploiting your fears on the matter.

So that's my advice: PLEASE get another opinion before doing something that might be medically unnecessary and could negatively impact your baby's health. If you feel like your doctor is pressuring you or using scare tactics, that's not okay! He or she should be there to HELP you make good decisions you are comfortable with, not scare you into doing what is convenient for him.

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Answered by turtlegirl - Jan. 30, 2013 3:47am
As far as I know castor oil will do very little for engaging your baby...but a lot for moving your bowels....

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Answered by jsescarcega - Jan. 29, 2013 4:14pm
if you are high risk like me they should give you the option to be induced as well i have the option with my first pregnancy i was tiny and i couldnt take the back pain and my stretch marks got even worse i induced my self by inserting 1 capsule of PRIMROSE PILLS in my vagina every night before bed it opens your cervix slowly and i got accupuncture and that same day i was headed to the hostpital where i was induced later on :] good luck tho

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Answered by a guest - Jan. 29, 2013 2:29pm
Have you tried a birth ball? I didn't engage until over 38 weeks, so I spent all my time sitting on my exercise ball and rolling my hips; by the time I went into labour I was 3/5ths engaged :)

http://www.spinningbabies.com/ has lots of info. about getting babies into a good position.

Also, from what I've read, a baby that's too big for your pelvis is really really rare. Do alot of research before you let this doctor bully you into a c-section.

This site has a good page about unengaged babies: http://www.homebirth.org.uk/. Eg.:

'Mayes Midwifery textbook cites the classic study on this, Weekes & Flynn (1975) which found that:

"..in 50 per cent of patients, engagement occurred between 38 and 42 weeks .. These findings strongly suggest that in the majority of primigravid patients the fetal head does not engage between 36 and 38 weeks of gestation (252 to 266 days) as is commonly believed."'

Hope this helps, good luck!

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Answered by nikkiblueeyes - Jan. 29, 2013 9:46am
I wouldnt drink castor oil to induce labour sometimes it does more bad than good. Your doc cant force you to have a c section if there is not anything wrong with you or baby.
If you want to try to induce labour try raspberry LEAF tea its supposed to work but takes a while i think though. Fresh pineapple is another trick but it makes your tongue hurt ha...tried that 1 :)
Good luck hun and ask for a 2nd opinion xx

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Answered by NikkiWhite - Jan. 29, 2013 8:30am
- He didn't actually say baby was really big just said my bodies small. I think his concerned about my hips not being wide enough. And im considered high risk because i have miscarriaged twice, but the farthest i got was 3 months . So this pregnancy is very different!

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Answered by OurMiracle - Jan. 29, 2013 4:06am
With a 9lb+ baby id completely understand

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Answered by OurMiracle - Jan. 29, 2013 4:04am
I know many tiny girls that delivered vaginally just fine. Caster oil can be dangerous. Id try other ways before resorting to that. Is ur baby abnormally large??

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Answered by knicole27 - Jan. 29, 2013 4:02am
Also your profile states you are also high risk??

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Answered by knicole27 - Jan. 29, 2013 4:01am
It sounds to me that the concern is that the baby is pretty large for your body?? Is that correct?

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