Thursday, September 22, 2011

Does Pineapple Induce Labor?

Does pineapple induce labor? You may also have a doubt about this. What I heard from many women who have tried to take pineapple to induce labor, there are several opinions from them. Some women said that pineapple help them to induce labor immediately. But the others said, using pineapple to induce labor doesn't help them to deliver their baby soon even they had eaten it more often. You should take a look at this.

Pineapple is a type of tropical fruit. Like other tropical fruits, pineapples contain proteolytic enzymes. The proteolytic enzymes called bromelain are believed to soften the cervix and lead to bring on labor. This enzyme works like prostaglandin, which help to ripe and soften the cervix.

Pineapples have been known as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic and digestive aid. Since it is also used as a digestive aid, it may stimulate the bowels to move, which could bring on contractions as well. However, when you take it before meals when your stomach is empty then it works like a medicine.

You should consume a fresh pineapple to induce labor. It is because the enzyme that is believed can soft the cervix is only available in fresh pineapple, not in canned pineapple. The canning process destroys most of the enzyme "bromealain" in pineapple.

Overall, pineapple has many health benefits. In addition to being a delicious food, it is packed with minerals and vitamins. Calcium, potassium, fiber and vitamin C are all packed in pineapple. In addition, pineapple is low in fat and cholesterol, and makes an excellent snack--whether you are pregnant or not.

But you may ask again and again, does pineapple induce labor? There are no good proven about this. However, some doctors and people warn not to eat large amount of fresh pineapples during pregnancy.

Many doctors recommend that mothers avoid trying to induce labor until they have reached the 40-week mark. If you want to try pineapple to induce labor, please consult a doctor first to check whether it is suitable for your body or not. It is because there are many ways to induce labor on your own which safer and effective.

Alternative methods to black cohosh to induce labor

Maternity acupressure is deemed safe to use for inducing labor as you are not putting any herbs or medication into your body. Acupressure has been successfully used for thousands of years by women worldwide to help induce labor, strengthen contractions and ease the pain of labor, read more about maternity acupressure as one of the natural ways to induce labor on your own here!

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