I'm now 38+2 and want to get stuck into eating pineapple in a (lame) attempt to help bring on labour (well anything's worth a try!) How much pinapple do you have to eat for it to be beneficial? One a day? half a day? every other day? anyone got any ideas??
i think dp read on the internet that you'd need to eat 7 at a time for it to have any effect. don't know where he read it though. that was when i was having dd1. we'd given up any idea of getting a baby out early by the time dd2 was on the way...
DS was 11 days late (tried curry, pineapple etc) AND had 3 sweeps before he decided to make an appearance. Really want this one to come sooner so am willing to try (almost) anything!!... except sex... can't bring myself to 'do it' at the moment as look and feel too much like a prize heifer!!!
I think the idea used to be that you had to eat as much as it takes to give you an upset stomach effect - nice!! That's why curry etc works - it stimulates the bowel and that 'can' set off cx. I also heard it had to be crates of pineapple to get you going and it has to be fresh not tinned as the enzyme is even less in that.
At least pineapple is a bit more yummy than curry although watch the heartburn!!
LOL 'thisisyesterday'... talk about covering all bases!!! well i love pineapple so will probably just eat as much as i feel comfortable eating... if it works it works, if not atleast it'll be one of my 5 a day!!
At NCT I asked about this and mid wife lady said it worked if you applied the pineapple directly to the cervix. Apparently you peel and cut up first, not pop in whole as one of the dads present thought!
Don't know if this is true, but sounds like a waste of pineapple to me!
All it did for me is make my mouth go all weird and tingly
FWIW I think absolutely NOTHING will shift a baby that's not ready.
At 10 days overdue with DD2 in the one day I: ate a whole pineapple went for a walk spent an hour bouncing on my ball had a clary sage oil bath rubbed clary sage oil on my reflexology point corresponding to the uterus ate a curry had sex had been taking 6 RLT capsules a day since 33 weeks drank a bottle of lucozade
and it still didn't work, I gave up and went into labour 2 days later
Tried pineapple, curry, can't bring myself to sex . Just the tought of me with my current size is putting me off, what to speak of my DH. I am content with the affection he is giving me, do not think there is any room for lust in my condition apparently walking helps, especially walking up and down the stairs. BUT... I am so bloody tired, can't even think about it!! I am 39+3 BTW. I have read that twitching your nipples works. Will get on it tonight!
Hi I've tried eating hot pizza pineapple taking 6 rlt 6 primrose oil tablet and 4 verginly hot curry lot of sex lots of walking still 1cm slight craving period pains 37weeks got one week before induction