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Hi Mama's....<br><br>
I was just wondering what is the deal with pineapple??<br>
I become addicted to pineapple the moment I become pregnant,fresh not canned of course. But I have been hearing alot of talk about pineapple from thoes of you who are ready to get the show on the road as far as labor goes.<br>
Is it true? Is there something in pineapple that induces labor? Please fill me in...If so I better lay off for a few weeks until I am "ready".<br>
-Heidi
 

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Pineapple, as well as papaya and mango, contain a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain. When bromelain is consumed with meals, it assists in the digestion of proteins.<br><br>
When taken on an empty stomach, bromelain acts medicinally as an anti-inflammatory agent. Therefore, naturopathic medicine uses this enzyme to reduce pain and swelling.<br><br>
The mechanism by which pineapple contributes to inducing labor might be the proteolytic action of bromelain. Bromelain might help to soften the connective tissue of the cervix and, thus, bring on labor.<br><br>
Because bromelain is destroyed in the production process of canned pineapple, you should consume only fresh pineapple flesh if you are trying to induce labor with pineapple.
 

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however, i've read in more than one place that the amount of bromelain you'd need to ingest in order for it to really work is the equivalent of 5-7 whole fresh pineapples.
 

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Pineapple smoothie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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<a href="http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/pineapple.html" target="_blank">http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/pineapple.html</a>
 

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I ate one the day before dd#1's due date b/c they threatened to induce me a couple of days later. That and going on a long walk seemed to throw me into labor b/c ctx started soon after and I had her the next day-on her due date. Of course, she is a very precise Capricorn, so I think that has more to do with it than the pineapple. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I ate two with dd#2 to induce and nothing. I have been eating LOTS of fresh pineapple this week, not to induce or force anything, but for Vit. C and to help ripen my cervix-just like with my EPO.
 

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I know you said canned pinnaple doesnt work, but I am a sugar-a-holic, and the night before I went into labor with ds, I ate a 20 oz can of pineapple (covered with melted chocolate...LOL) and behold, the next day I was in labor.<br><br>
Coincidence?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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