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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 lucyblue - Jan. 29, 2013 3:21am
It is totally unnecessary to resort to a c-section in the situation you're in. You should be induced if anything and there are plenty of different ways of doing that. Your doctor sounds like an idiot...seriously know your rights and know your options hun!! xo

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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 NikkiWhite - Jan. 29, 2013 3:56am
-Thinks everyone but the thing is in 10 days ill almost be at my due date and becuz im tiny he won't allow me to go past my due date. Im pretty scared!!!

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Answered by a member - Jan. 29, 2013 2:38am
Um. OMG. You are only 38 weeks. To be honest, unless you have some serious medical risks for going over 39 weeks that you didn't mention, he sounds like the most horrific terrible doctor ever, and I have a feeling he is pushing you around because you are young.

If that is the case, this is completely unacceptable. Once you have one c-sec, you can plan on the rest of your children also being c-sec too unless you can find a dr/hospital willing to VBAC you, and even then, the risks of things like uterine rupture increase dramatically after a c-sec.

I'd stop going to him *if I were you*. I would just wait for natural labor to start, and if anything concerning happened in the meantime I'd take myself down to L&D or the ER, anything to avoid prenatal visits with that jack-wagon.

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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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Answered by OurMiracle - Jan. 29, 2013 3:57am
Your not even over your edd. If ur baby is not in danger and ur healthy u can refuse the csection. I would not rush my labor for a doctor or even if i was in discomfort bc lets face it ewe are in pain towards end. It really is up to u. U can choice to wait til baby is ready to come so dont feel pressured. Ive never heard of a doctor forcing a c section ot induction unless overdue with issues. Goodluck

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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 4:04am
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 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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