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Will pineapple enduce labor?

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Asked by trinrisa at 12:35 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • FRESH pineapple (never frozen or refrigerated) is rumored to contain a chemical that can help soften your cervix. Also, it is a very acidic fruit, so it can aggravate your cervix, causing irregular contractions... BUT, it is not proven to induce labor, no.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 12:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • No..LOL! I ate it my whole preganancy...I delivered at almost 40 weeks. And by ate...I mean A LOT!

    Answer by Soniam301 at 12:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Nothing except nature and doctors can induce labor. However, if your are actually really close and everything is ready for labor then, sex, pineapple, walking...and so forth can help soften the cervix or agitate it enough to trigger you to begin labor.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Walking helps move things along better. I had a midwife scrap my membranes to kinda help labor come a little sooner. OMG soooooo painful! But two days later I went into labor and gave birth.

    Answer by istealcookies at 12:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Not unless you eat like 10 fresh pineapple in one sitting, but you have to eat the core too.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:49 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • They say it does, I think it just causes contractions or something like that.

    Answer by cynprz at 4:21 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • No I have ate some fresh pineapple with this pregnancy and I haven't went into labor.

    Answer by ladyambition at 8:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • i have been eating pineapple with this pregnancy and before pregnancy didnt really eat it at all but no havent went into labor and i'm about 40 weeks

    Answer by rachel66 at 9:39 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

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