My latest vent about my pregnant SIL - page 3

My dear SIL is 33 weeks pregnant and has been having preterm labor since 28 weeks. She is very non-compliant. She quit taking her meds at about week 29, and was on strict bedrest with BRP for a few... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    OOps just read the above post..Sorry, didn't know the situation...Sounds pretty icky...
  2. by   BBnurse34
    [Begged her a few days ago to at least wait until week 35 before she starts in with her own interventions: castor oil).

    I hate it when women take castor oil to induce labor. They poop all over the place every time they push.
  3. by   KRVRN
    Does castor oil actually induce labor?
  4. by   jevans
    Please as a mother of a premi please please please beg your lovely ??????SIL to wait. It is heart breaking--- the worry and waiting to check that everything is OK. My daughter is now 13 and yes she is OK but there has been a price!!!!!

    With love to you
  5. by   AlaskaKat
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    Does castor oil actually induce labor?

    In my experience, no, it doesn't induce labor but it does give them one seriously wicked case of the runs...
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    Update on pregnant SIL. She is now at week 36 and guess where she is at as I type, at the hospital. She started having contractions on Friday and was 35.5 weeks. She was very excited, and I was still concerned about this. She has done what she could to go into labor early, and it failed. She is currently dilated to 4.5 cm and 80% effaced. She switched doctors because her OB wouldn't break her bag of waters, but the new NP she switched to used to be a NICU nurse and WILL not help her along, but this NP is way more therapeutic than her OB and went into a lot more detail about risks and so forth. She is being discharged today because her contractions stopped and she is feeling very discouraged. I feel for her because I remember how miserable I was in pregnancy, but her NP said they only wanted that baby to stay inside for one more week and then they wouldn't try to stop the labor. Another concern of mine is that she has only gained 8 ******* pounds. Baby is growing, and all, but I am thinking her stores are probably very depleted by now and she is going to breastfeed. BTW, she is not a big girl, but average, so of course, I had to give her a hard time about her weight gain.
    As for castor oil....this is what sent us to the hospital on Friday in the first place. It got her contractions going, but then it stopped...stupid....stupid...stupid...
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    Interesting to me that someone who apparently doesn't appear overly concerned about the health of her infant, would choose to breast feed. Kind of oxymoronish, isn't it?
  8. by   anitame
    I thought the EXACT same thing mother/baby.
  9. by   canoehead
    Possibly more of the just plain moronishness...
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    not oxymoronish....not plain MORON would do. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH why do i torture myself?