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I was reading yesterday on iCan about eating fresh pineapple helps the cervix to ripen.

Has anyone else heard this?

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That's interesting. My midwife has got me eating pineapple to help with heartburn. That would be great if it helped ripen my cervix too!

I know that Evening Primrose is supposed to help ripen the cervix, as is having sex.

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I have heard that as well.
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That's interesting. My midwife has got me eating pineapple to help with heartburn. That would be great if it helped ripen my cervix too!

I know that Evening Primrose is supposed to help ripen the cervix, as is having sex.
I have started up with heartburn again! I didn't know it helped that!!

Started EPO yesterday...and the sex

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I have started up with heartburn again! I didn't know it helped that!!
Not to get off topic, but the other things that she said help with heartburn are papaya, slippery elm, and apples.

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I wish I had known that a couple months ago!

You always have such useful info!!

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I've heard that... but what worked for me was accupuncture. I was being induced because of insulin-dependent gestational diabetes... and my cervix was not ripe at all one week before my inducement. I saw an accupuncturist two days before I was scheduled to go into the hospital... and by the time I entered, I was already 2 cm dialated. I progressed very quickly, and pitocin was not needed until near the end when my contractions slowed down due to an epidural.

Anyway... pineapple, walking, sex, evening primrose oil/borage oil... it's all good!

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I'm not sure if it is the pineapple but I went in today and I'm between a fingertip and 1cm..... coincidence or not the pineapple is great!!

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