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MrsCrimshaw Mon 30-Nov-15 16:40:47

Anyone had any success with pineapple bringing on labour or is it just a myth?

I'm just tucking in to a fresh tub... does it matter if it's tinned or fresh?

Icklepickle101 Mon 30-Nov-15 16:45:36

I think you need 7 fresh pineapples for it to even start to make a difference - sorry!

GastonsChestHair Mon 30-Nov-15 16:45:47

Yes it matters apparently because the tinned stuff doesn't contain the right enzyme or something. And you need a shit tonne of it! Like 15 whole pineapples to get a tiny amount of the right bit.

SerenityReynolds Mon 30-Nov-15 16:48:47

Apparently it has to be fresh not tinned, but you'd also have to eat about 7 pineapples to get enough of the chemical you want (bromelein?). I figure it can't hurt and if you're nearly ready to start anyway, it might help things along. All the midwives I've seen though, have said sex/orgasm is the best way!

lemon101 Mon 30-Nov-15 17:21:26

... add 'nipple tweaking' to the sex/orgasm to-do list (as told to me by my MW on Friday).

I'm personally hitting up the birthing ball 'rotate to dilate' exercises tonight (recommended by a friend today).

MrsCrimshaw Mon 30-Nov-15 17:35:07

Yeah sex definitely sounds like it has a higher success rate. And the corners of my mouth hurt now...

applesvpears Mon 30-Nov-15 18:21:37

MrsCrimshaw is the mouth hurting from the sex or pineapple??! grin

MrsCrimshaw Mon 30-Nov-15 18:41:57

Lol applesvpears I'll leave that to your imagination ;)

CrumpetHead Mon 30-Nov-15 19:48:44

I wouldn't bother, I ate about 3 whole pineapples in one day when I was overdue with DS, the only thing that happened is my mouth got burned out and hurt for days hmm

I'm 36+4 with DS2 now and definitely won't be buying any pineapple, unless it comes on a pizza! grin

cloudjumper Tue 01-Dec-15 09:22:41

It's a myth that pineapple helps to induce labour. Yes, it does contain the compound that can get things going, but in order to get enough to make any difference, you'd have to eat about 10 pineapples. And by the time you get round to the 10th one, your body would already have metabolised the compound from the ones you ate first.

strawberryandaflake Thu 03-Dec-15 17:39:14

You only need to eat the cores though.

Thinking about making a smoothie...

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