Pregnancy Over 40 And LaborI had never heard about pineapple bringing on labor in pregnant women. Apparently, this old wives tale may actually have some truth. Read more:
From the article:
Eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice is said to be an old wive’s tale to bring on labour for woman past their due date. Large amounts of pineapple juice can, in fact, cause uterine contractions.
It’s for this reason that in early pregnancy, it’s often suggested that you don’t drink pineapple juice in excess amounts.
Why pineapple can cause contractions
Fresh pineapple contains Bromelain which can also soften the cervix . Butm it is said that it takes large quantities to have any effect which can also result in diarrhea. Some women say that they’ve had zero problems having plenty of pineapple and pineapple juice during pregnancy and others claim it brought on labour. The verdict on pineapple during pregnancy? Some would say that you should eat it in moderation and watch for any signs of problems before your due date.
excerpted from: pregnancyglee.com