How much pineapple....

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I have a friend who was due two days ago and wants to try pineapple to induce labour. How much fresh pineapple will she have to eat before something might happen?

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Erika - posted on 07/08/2013

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Pineapple works for some people it put me in the hospital and my sister had her first after eating it you have to eat a fresh one and u could also try Papya and mangos to

Iona - posted on 10/31/2009

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With my first I was 20 days late, I jump roped, walked three hours a day, roller bladed, hot baths, sex, stair master, etc. But the baby will come when it is ready. One thing that seems to help is thinking the baby will never come, and that has done the trick every time. I have had four kids, all late, most under 10 days. Every women has a different pregnancy length, relax and enjoy.

Monica - posted on 11/04/2009

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Lol! It doesn't matter how much pineapple she eats, the baby will come out when its ready. I ate about 2 to 3 cans of pineapple a day when I was a week and 2 days late, and it definitely was useless, all I got was an upset stomach and I despise pineapples now. She might as well enjoy the time she has to herself while the baby is still in there.

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My friend had her third daughter today at 12.15pm, 3.7kg. Her waters broke last night so she didn't have to be induced. Mum and bub doing well and I can't wait to meet Zoe!

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Thanks guys for all your advise, I've passed it on. It's my friends third baby and was hoping not to be induced this time but if natural labour doesn't occur by Tuesday she's going in for the gel. Will keep you posted!

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The only way I see dancing in the moonlight making anyone go into labor.. is from fear when the cops have you handcuffed in the back of the cop car.

Kate CP - posted on 10/30/2009

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Quoting Ink:

I'm so sorry to tell you, Its NOT going to work. I have eaten pineapple, hot baths, exercise, jumping on the bed, Italian Induction (sex) and even one suggestion was to dance naked in the moonlight. None of it works. I havent had more than two hours sleep at a time since he was born six months ago. I suggest you forget the idea of trying to induce.. and get some SLEEP while you still CAN!!!!!!


I surprised the dancing naked in the moonlight didn't do the trick. ;)

Isobel - posted on 10/30/2009

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peppermint tea though...to make the labour shorter...my first took 23 hours then I tried the tea with my second (and I know the second is always supposed to be quicker) but he only took 1.5 hours...that's a pretty big difference! good luck!

Bernie - posted on 10/30/2009

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You baby is in the best place right now. Just enjoy every monent. before during and after the birth. A mom of 5 wonderful kids and a OB Nurse!

Tania - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hi, The first response from Jackie is good advice, try those things, Some fresh pineapple can cause no harm too, just eat a few slices a day or whatever you feel like. Also a hot curry if it causes you to go to the toilet a lot that can help get you into labour because diarrehea irritates the uterus - midwives say have a hot curry, hot sex and a hot bath!
I was 6 long days overdue with my baby! I tried all the above and finally had her!

Danielle - posted on 10/30/2009

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So sorry to say, the baby will come when it wants to. I was two weeks over due and walked like a mad woman my whole pregnacy and had gone to a 4th of July party (that was the day she was due) and still two weeks after so every child has their own time just be patient, I know its tough.

Sharon - posted on 10/30/2009

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I had a midwife appointment 2 days after DD... she did a stretch and sweep... then we went home and had sex... 10 minutes later my waters broke... 13hours later my son was born... now I am pregnant again with twins... I am in no hurry... except I would love to ease some of the pain and discomfort...

good luck

Megan - posted on 10/29/2009

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I tried accupuncture and everything to induce labour. It didn't work. Tell your friend not to put herself through the stress of the side effects that usually go with any effort to induce yourself and if it is really that bad ask her doctor for an induction

Tonja - posted on 10/29/2009

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Be patient! Relax and prepare yourself for the most exciting ride of you life. Enjoy!

Jodi - posted on 10/29/2009

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The pineapple thing doesn't really work. I read somewhere that for it to work it has to be fresh and you have to eat something like 13 pineapples. The backfire is that you get horrible diarrehea. We've all been there, yeah, you get sick of it at the end. I tried everything to induce myself, I ended up going into labor on my due date. And now, I wish she'd go back in!!! Being pregnant was so much easier than taking care of a baby! I love her to pieces, but sleep would be nice, and eating without little fingers grabbing my food, and going to the bathroom without an audience. Tell your friend to enjoy her last days of pregnancy while she can, it'll be over soon enough!

Jessica - posted on 10/29/2009

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Uhm. Nipple Stimulation Works. I did that with my second and my 4th, and walked 1 mile both days that i went into labor. I have a friend who was overdue by 1 day and she chugged an entire bottle of Casterol and had her baby the next day, but she was on potty all not before...lol Personally i wouldnt try the casterol! I say, SEx, and nipple stimulation.

Jennifer - posted on 10/29/2009

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I am also sorry to say......nothing works !! I tried EVERYTHING teas, sex, nipple stimulation, walking, meditation, eating spicy foods and jumping up and down!!! I was 13 days late and had to be induced 3 times......

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I'm so sorry to tell you, Its NOT going to work. I have eaten pineapple, hot baths, exercise, jumping on the bed, Italian Induction (sex) and even one suggestion was to dance naked in the moonlight. None of it works. I havent had more than two hours sleep at a time since he was born six months ago. I suggest you forget the idea of trying to induce.. and get some SLEEP while you still CAN!!!!!!

Lilly - posted on 10/29/2009

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Pineapple dose not give you contractions but it is used if you are doing an IVF or IUI to help the baby stick itself in the uterus, so you wanna induce labor try walking and walking and walking , don't try eating anything coz it can backfire. good luck

Janneke - posted on 10/29/2009

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people say to try everything to induce labour nothing works the baby will come when she/ he's ready and not a min sooner . not very comforting i know.lol. i was sat having my dinner and 2 hours later my daughter was born on her due date, my friend was a week over she tried everything and no luck. and she was out having a walk and baby came. just got to hang in there. xx

Jackie - posted on 10/29/2009

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I have never heard of pineapple to induce. Things that I know are proven to work is...



1) Sex: Sperm naturally softens/ripens the cervix

2) Walk: And tons of it!

3) Nipple Stimulation: When nursing the uterus contracts; so I assume this works on the same principle.

4) Hot baths to bring on real labour and to stop false labour.

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