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.
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!
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
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..
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 labour...it did nothing for me, and as I can't stand pineapple i won't be trying it this time round.
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!
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.