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Is pineapple a food that can bring on labour or is it an old wives tale?

Posted by mom111059, 24th August 2016

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  • I think it has something to do with the bromelain? but the pineapple has to be fresh ( not tinned) and you’d have to eat a LOT of it – probably more than you actually could :)

  • There are lots of myths pineapple being one of them. Castor oil is another. I think when baby is ready to arrive that’s when it happens. Otherwise you are just wasting your time.

  • Definitely just an old wives tale.

  • It didn’t work for me! I think they are all ‘wive’s tales” baby will come, when baby is ready!

  • Not sure about pineapples, but my midwife advised me to eat papaya during the last days before my due date. I don’t think it helped though. :-)

  • I have no idea. Why are you asking? Why can’t women just be patient and wait for it to happen naturally

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