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kayzisexpecting Fri 10-Oct-08 18:11:57

I'm 31 weeks with my second DC. I have bought myself a tin of pineapple and just sat down to eat it when my friend popped in. She was fairly horrified I was eating pineapple as it's likely to make me go into labour.

I'm sure I remember reading while expecting DS that it can help labour come on but not this early surely.

Anyone know anymore?


uptomyeyes Fri 10-Oct-08 18:14:25

I was told that pineapple can cause miscarriage - I only found this out after I had eaten pineapple all the way through my first pregnancy. Something to do with the enzymes in it I think.

goingfor3 Fri 10-Oct-08 18:17:38

You need to eat 8 fresh pineapples a day to help stimulate labour. Tinned doesn't contain the enzymes.

MinkyBorage Fri 10-Oct-08 18:18:18

I tried eating pineapple when I wanted to go in to labour with dd1 and 2, and it didn't work. Nor did champagne, sex, or curry! I wouldn't worry about it. I'm currently pg with dc3 and have eaten pineapple and will continue to do so, it's delicious and full of vitamins and fibre!
I wouldn't insert it though iykwim!

kayzisexpecting Fri 10-Oct-08 18:18:24

I ate it all the way through with DS and with this one. I wasn't sure if its like raspberry leaf tea where you shouldn't have it before X amount of weeks.

kayzisexpecting Fri 10-Oct-08 18:19:54

Crossed posts. Thats good then. I was worried I'd have to throw it away.

Seabright Fri 10-Oct-08 23:51:28

I've eaten loads of pineapple while I've been pregnant (am now 36 weeks).

Midwife said that at the end 2 over-ripe pineapples in one day can set your labour off, which I am looking forward to trying. Trouble is, I love pineapples sooooo much, they never get to the over-ripe stage in my house blush

ajm200 Sat 11-Oct-08 04:58:17

You'd need to eat a lot more than a tin to do anything. I tried to start labour with DS by eating two in one day at 38 weeks (along with every other self induction technique you can think of), got some BH cramps but they came to nothing.

Only outcome was that I've put myself off pineapple for life..

kayzisexpecting Sat 11-Oct-08 16:30:02

I think pineapple might make my heartburn worse. I ate that tin last night and was up most of the night with even worse heartburn than normal.

mabel1973 Sat 11-Oct-08 16:57:30

I was told in some countries pregnant women are 'banned' from eating pienapple!!!
I have tried it with both my previous pregnancies at the end to stimulate did nothing for me, and as I can't stand pineapple i won't be trying it this time round.

rainbowdays Sat 11-Oct-08 20:09:20

I tried eating a whole ripe pineapple to set off labour, all it did was make my mouth bleed from eating so much of it. Not even a single contraction from it. Also as someone has already said, tinned pinapples do nothing!

CS7 Sun 12-Oct-08 16:58:23

I'm very worried now, I didn't know that we should avoid pineapples. I'm 16 weeks and i've been eating pineapples everyday for the last 2 weeks. The large-ish packs (i think 400g) of diced pineapples they do in Sainsbury's. What should I do? Advice please.

Guadalupe Sun 12-Oct-08 17:00:56

Well I was told only fresh pineapple would work for bringing on labour as the bromine bromide?? was broken down in the canning process. Same with juice.

I was completely addicted to pineapples all the way through with ds3, ate at least one every few days.

kayzisexpecting Sun 12-Oct-08 19:58:21

CS7 I don't think there is anything to worry about. I ate loads with DS. But if you are worried see your midwife.

CS7 Mon 13-Oct-08 13:58:43

Thanks kayzisexpecting, I rang the midwife today and she said not to worry at all.
Thanks again for the reassurance.

2Helenback Mon 13-Oct-08 15:10:36

Pineapple is the only fruit I can stomach when pg.
I heard it could have this effect, but the midwife running my NCT class said it had to be applied directly to the cervix.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 13-Oct-08 15:13:32

seabright your midwife is speaking bollocks.

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