Castor oil as a natural alternative to labor induction: A retrospective descriptive study.

Castor oil as a natural alternative to labor induction: A retrospective descriptive study. Women Birth. 2017 Aug 21;: Authors: DeMaria AL, Sundstrom B, Moxley GE, Banks K, Bishop A, Rathbun L Abstract AIM: To describe birthing outcomes among women who consumed castor oil cocktail as part of a freestanding birth center labor induction protocol. METHODS: De-identified data from birth logs and electronic medical records were entered into SPSS Statistics 22.0 for analysis for all women who received the castor oil cocktail (n=323) to induce labor between January 2008 and May 2015 at a birth center in the United States. Descriptive statistics were analyzed for trends in safety and birthing outcomes. RESULTS: Of the women who utilized the castor oil cocktail to stimulate labor, 293 (90.7%) birthed vaginally at the birth center or hospital. The incidence of maternal adverse effects (e.g., nausea, vomiting, extreme diarrhea) was less than 7%, and adverse effects of any kind were reported in less than 15% of births. An independent sample t-test revealed that parous women were more likely to birth vaginally at the birth center after using the castor oil cocktail than their nulliparous counterparts (p
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CONCLUSION: Elective induction of labour at 39 weeks of gestation did not affect children's standardised literacy and numeracy testing outcomes at eight years of age when compared with expectant management. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 33030765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: Induction of labor in gravid women at term with intact membranes by using oral misoprostol plus Foley bulb did not result in a higher vaginal delivery rate, but it did result in more clinical chorioamnionitis compared with the use of oral misoprostol alone. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03407625. PMID: 33030881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conditions:   Labor Induction;   Early Amniotomy Interventions:   Procedure: Amniotomy;   Device: Foley balloon Sponsor:   The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Premature Rupture of Membranes at Term;   Mode of Delivery Intervention:   Other: Mode of delivery, maternal and neonatal outcomes/complications Sponsor:   University Hospital, Montpellier Completed
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