Come On, Baby! 10 Ideas to Naturally Bring on Labor

|
6 of 11
Fresh pineapple

Pineapple


Here's a simple and tasty trick to try. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps ripen the cervix and start labor.

Each pineapple contains only a small amount of bromelain, so you'd have to eat large quantities (we're talking several pineapples) for this to possibly work. Eating several pineapples will likely have the same effect as a spoonful of castor oil, so if you end up eating six or seven, be prepared for the probability of an upset stomach.

Next: Raspberry Leaf

Pregnancy Day by Day

Tell us your due date to receive our daily newsletter and find out what is happening in this day of your pregnancy!

Already a member? Log-in here

Name of the Day

stay connected

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.

© 2000-2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved.