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Did you try pineapple to induce labor?

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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I know its an old wives tale. But I'm willing to try anything at this point! Doesn't hurt. This fresh pineapple is awesome :)
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doulala
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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Not an old wives' tale!   ;-)
But you need to eat a lot--  lol.

I didn't do that but lots of other things.    A huge part of my maternity advocacy comes from my own bad experiences & familiarity with others'.   :-(

AND keep in mind that successfully inducing (even just attempting) means adding unnecessary risks to baby/mom.
   Safest to avoid unnecessary risks.



GL!



Just as a woman’s heart knows,

How and when to pump,

Her lungs to inhale,

And her hand to pull back from fire,

So she knows when and how to give birth.


- Virginia Di


ICAN

southernbelle07
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:09 PM
My sister tried it. All it did was make her SICK! Her daughter is seven now, and she still can not stand the sight of pineapples. LOL
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wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM
I'm 40 weeks today. Is it bad to do this? I ate half of the pineapple ...I'm about to eat the whole thing! It tastes so good...lol


Quoting doulala:

Not an old wives' tale!   ;-)
But you need to eat a lot--  lol.

I didn't do that but lots of other things.    A huge part of my maternity advocacy comes from my own bad experiences & familiarity with others'.   :-(

AND keep in mind that successfully inducing (even just attempting) means adding unnecessary risks to baby/mom.
   Safest to avoid unnecessary risks.



GL!




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wonderwomanT08
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM
I can't stop eating it...lol


Quoting southernbelle07:

My sister tried it. All it did was make her SICK! Her daughter is seven now, and she still can not stand the sight of pineapples. LOL

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DragonMother10
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM
I wish I had known about it!
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risaspieces
by Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM
I didnt try it ( I have a sensitivity to pineapple), but a few of my friends did. It didn't work for any of them, but I'm not entirely sure if they were past due.
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mich.el.le
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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I agree with everything doulala said, and eating that much pineapple would make my mouth SOOO sore!

doulala
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:22 PM

What is "bad" will be subjective!   ;-)

So I can't answer that for you~  but when talking about what is safer & healthier, it will be important to avoid forcing baby out right now--   But half the pineapple shouldn't be enough to make a dent.   lol

Quoting wonderwomanT08:

I'm 40 weeks today. Is it bad to do this? I ate half of the pineapple ...I'm about to eat the whole thing! It tastes so good...lol


Quoting doulala:


Birth is a process that probably lasts about a month or more, when
you think of how the baby works his/her way into position, mom's body
prepares with the uterus thickening at the top and thinning at the
bottom and the cervix prepares itself to dilate for the final pushes in
this process. It is such an amazing, divine plan and in this day and age
so easily disturbed—possibly as never before. I think induction,
possibly in any form, can disrupt this plan, interrupting the baby's
process of positioning and getting ready to be born. As Carla Hartley
says, "Birth is safe, interference is risky."


Jan Tritten, mother of Midwifery Today
magazine

motherofzandz
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Didn't work for me ate a whole pineapple.
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KJH78
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:26 PM

When I was almost 41 weeks pregnant the hubs and I "had relations" to see if it would induce labor and the next morning I started having contractions and a baby that evening.....they say if you're not ready nothing is really going to work.

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