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Pineapple can induce labor? JNC'S Mommy 1 child; Georgia 343 posts
7th Aug '11

I was researching ways to self induce labor and came across this.... wonder if it will work thinking of trying it when im around 37-38 weeks and get the all clear from the dr.



Pineapple is said to induce labor as well. Pineapple, as well as papaya and mango, contain a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain. When bromelain is consumed with meals, it assists in the digestion of proteins.
When taken on an empty stomach, bromelain acts medicinally as an anti-inflammatory agent. Therefore, naturopathic medicine uses this enzyme to reduce pain and swelling.
The mechanism by which pineapple contributes to inducing labor might be the proteolytic action of bromelain. Bromelain might help to soften the connective tissue of the cervix and, thus, bring on labor.
Because bromelain is destroyed in the production process of canned pineapple, you should consume only fresh pineapple flesh if you are trying to induce labor with pineapple. If your cervix is unripe

Lucy♥Benji 2 kids; California 25026 posts
7th Aug '11

I ate practically a whole pineapple and it didn't do anything.

Mommy Sunshine 3 kids; Michigan 9475 posts
7th Aug '11

why would you induce labor before 40 weeks? Just let your baby come on its own

mrscampbell421 2 kids; Montana 321 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy Sunshine:" why would you induce labor before 40 weeks? Just let your baby come on its own"
☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
7th Aug '11

No, it won't work.




You have to eat an insane amount of pineapple (I'm talking a fkn TON) before it'd even come close to helping. Just wait, have sex, walk and roll on a yoga ball. The baby will come when ready.

JNC'S Mommy 1 child; Georgia 343 posts
7th Aug '11

My dr wont let me go past 39 weeks anyway and she said when i got to 39 weeks they want to induce me.

2010-MayBaby 1 child; Oklahoma 3353 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy to be (9/22/11):" My dr wont let me go past 39 weeks anyway and she said when i got to 39 weeks they want to induce me."


:roll::roll::roll:

I hear this way too often!!

mrscampbell421 2 kids; Montana 321 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy to be (9/22/11):" My dr wont let me go past 39 weeks anyway and she said when i got to 39 weeks they want to induce me."


Why won't the doctor LET you go past 39 weeks? It's not up to her.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy to be (9/22/11):" My dr wont let me go past 39 weeks anyway and she said when i got to 39 weeks they want to induce me."


Why? Unless you have a medical issue (GD, etc) don't let them induce you. Inductions are so f**king unnecessary and more than half result in a c/s.

2010-MayBaby 1 child; Oklahoma 3353 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting mrscampbell421:" Why won't the doctor LET you go past 39 weeks? It's not up to her."


duhh maybe the week after is her vaca!!!! :wink:

Lucy♥Benji 2 kids; California 25026 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting Mommy to be (9/22/11):" My dr wont let me go past 39 weeks anyway and she said when i got to 39 weeks they want to induce me."


Well the pineapple really isn't gonna do much. Just do lots of walking, sex if possible, get a exercise ball and roll your hips on it.

mrscampbell421 2 kids; Montana 321 posts
7th Aug '11
Quoting 2010-MayBaby:" duhh maybe the week after is her vaca!!!! :wink:"


lol

JNC'S Mommy 1 child; Georgia 343 posts
7th Aug '11

I do have medical problems, and have already had problems with the baby stop moving and am already starting to get preaclamsia. been on bedrest since 26 weeks.

Jersiesmomma Due September 12 (boy); 1 child; Idaho 252 posts
7th Aug '11

I know this site has a ton of mommas that are against inducing. I would rather be induced personally. i had my first that way and am hoping thats what happens this time. I think that the OB knows when its healthy to have the baby . Yes its your choice weather or not you decide to be induced but hopefully the OB isnt going to induce you so you can have an unhealthy baby.
Pineapple i dont think cause i eat it all the time. if it does it takes 9 months for it to happen and not the 48 hours.
Good luck to you!

Casbutt Due April 27; 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13830 posts
7th Aug '11

All pineapple did for me was burn the crap out of my mouth from eating it all in one day. That hurt like insanity. :lol: