How much pineapple do you have to eat to help jump start labor?
Topic: How much pineapple do you have to eat to help jump start labor?
October 19, 2019 / By Joleen Question:
Im 38w5d and I want to try to help labor start by the natural way. I am not trying any crazy stuff like oil or anything Ive just been walking and I heard pineapple helps. How much do I have to eat?
Best Answers: How much pineapple do you have to eat to help jump start labor?
Gena | 4 days ago
7 fresh pineapples, but you might not like the side effects. Read the links there are a few suggestions along with and negative points etc and why they work. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: How to jump start labor?
There is LOADS of ways which are meant to bring on labour here is a few ways
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points of your body. This is thought to stimulate the energy within your body to act on a specific organ function or system.
Find out more about how acupuncture may bring on labour.
We don't know exactly how castor oil works. It's thought that it stimulates your tummy and therefore stimulates your uterus (womb), kick starting labour. However, be aware that taking castor oil may make you nauseous and give you diarrhoea.
Find out more about how castor oil may bring on labour.
Curry is often suggested as a means to bring on labour. Eating spicy food may stimulate your tummy and therefore stimulate your uterus into action.
Find out more about how curry may bring on labour.
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which is thought to help soften your cervix and bring on labour. Eating large amounts will probably stimulate your tummy, which could also stimulate your uterus.
Find out more about how pineapple may bring on labour.
Herbal remedies such as blue cohosh and black cohosh are much stronger than homeopathic remedies and should be used with caution. Blue cohosh in particular has been linked to complications for babies at birth. You should get professional guidance before using herbal remedies as they are much stronger than homeopathic remedies.
Find out more about how herbal remedies may bring on labour.
Homeopathic remedies such as pulsatilla are often used to stimulate labour. There is lots of anecdotal evidence from mums-to-be who have found them helpful. However, talk to your doctor or midwife before trying them.
Find out more about how homeopathic remedies may bring on labour.
Nipple stimulation is when you gently rub or roll your nipples to encourage the start of contractions. The idea is to stimulate the suckling of your baby. This releases oxytocin, a hormone which causes contractions to start.
Find out more about how nipple stimulation may bring on labour.
Raspberry leaf can be taken as a tea or in tablet form. It is thought it may stimulate your uterus and encourage labour.
Find out more about how raspberry leaf may bring on labour.
Having sex can be tricky when you have a big bump. But it could trigger the release of oxytocin, a hormone which causes contractions. Having an orgasm could also stimulate your uterus to get labour going.
Find out more about how sex may bring on labour.
The pressure of your baby's head pressing down on your cervix from the inside could stimulate the release of oxytocin, a hormone which causes contractions. Being upright also encourages your baby to move down onto your cervix.
Find out more about how walking may bring on labour.
Here is a selection of other methods (some of them a little bizarre) that other mums are said to have found helpful. There is no evidence for any of these and frankly we are not convinced!
Blowing up balloons: the theory is that the build up of abdominal pressure encourages labour to start.
Bouncing on your birth ball or driving your car down a bumpy road would seem to put the same faith in shaking things up a little.
Get a weepy video and have a good cry.
Wear your best knickers (sod's law will ensure that your waters break in them).
You would have to eat 7-8 full pineapples, and even then not sure if it would work (probably give you the runs though) I ate 1 large full pineapple the other day in one sitting, and all it did was burn my tongue and I LOVE pineapple, but even that was too much...They have to be fresh pineapples too, not the canned ones, again even if you were able to somehow eat 7-8 pineapples, I am not sure it would put you in to labor, probably give you a tummy ache, diarrhea, and a sore mouth. Good luck
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Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which is thought to help to soften your cervix and so bring on labour. Just bear in mind there's no scientific evidence to support this.
One pineapple contains a very small amounts of bromelain. So you would need to eat as many as seven pineapples to have any effect. And the most likely side-effect of eating large amounts of pineapple will be a severe case of diarrhoea.
However, the idea is that if eating large amounts of pineapple stimulates your tummy, it could also stimulate your uterus (womb). And this could get your labour going. You just may not want to risk a tummy upset, which is the last thing you need when labour is approaching.
If you want to try it, choose fresh pineapple. Bromelain is destroyed by the process of canning or juicing.
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Fresh pineapple is said to help ripen your cervix. It won't really kick start labor but it may at least make your cervix more favorable for labor.
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I don't think pineapple will help. Just relax and baby will come out when he wants to. You still have another week. So just wait.
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Originally Answered: is it true that pineapple can help u go into labor?
I never heard that before but if it was true then I wouldn't have had to be induced with my last baby. I craved pineapple like crazy and ate it till I got sores in my mouth from the acid and then ate some more. I love pineapple. When I was pregnant with him I tried lots of things once I reached the 41 week mark and none of it worked. I believe that babies come when they want unless modern medicine intervenes.