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

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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.

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