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If you need to consider inducing, start with natural methods to induce labor like nipple stimulation and drinking a small amount of castor oil. Some people have expressed concern that if mama drinks castor oil , it can cause baby to have his first bowel movement. The study supporting this doesn’t factor in the likelihood of post-date women trying castor oil, or the likelihood of post-date babies passing meconium in utero. Discuss your options with your health care professional to see if they recommend induction in your situation. Also check your bishop score to help you decide if induction is right for you.