Pineapple to Induce Labor

I’m not quite ready for Baby Girl to come, but I’m getting pretty close!  I have a list of things I need to do, and once everything is done on my list, she can come out.  I’ve started reading about ways to induce labor, and the latest thing I have heard is pineapple.

Apparently pineapples contain enzymes that causes mild contractions.  They have an enzyme called bromelain that may soften the cervix.  Kiwi, mango and papaya also have this enzyme.  (

My friend told me the pineapple needs to be very ripe, and you need to eat the whole thing in one day.  She did this, and her baby was born that week!  Google has also told me that pineapple is very effective when trying to kick start labor.

In about a week and a half I plan on going completely tropical.  Pineapple, kiwi and mango everyday!

Has anyone else had any luck with pineapple inducing labor?

6 Thoughts on “Pineapple to Induce Labor

  1. I was 41 weeks exactly when I had my son and ate plenty of pineapple during my pregnancy. It did not help me go into labor what so ever. I hear it’s the bromine in the core of the pineapple that supposed to help labor come on. I guess pineapple is added to the long list of potential labor inducing foods…none which worked for me. The mean thing that worked for me was being active, more specifically walking and squatting.

    Good luck with the rest of you pregnancy! Labor will be here before you know it.

    • I heard the same thing about how the core has all the good labor inducing juices. I have been really active this pregnancy so hopefully that will help. Maybe I should eat the pineapple, do squats and take a walk! Thanks for the advice:)

  2. Valerie on January 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm said:

    I hope it works for you! That’s a lot of pineapple to eat in one day, though!! ;) I love tropical foods (but I don’t think I’ve ever even had mango…isn’t that terrible?)
    How’s your cold? Hope you’re feeling better!

    • I know, I’m wondering if I am even capable of eating a whole pineapple in one day. My cold is much better, thank God! Read about your miscarriage, happy that God gave you peace. Will be praying pregnancy over you!

  3. cousin Donna on January 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm said:

    best wishes, at least it is a tasty and healthy option and if it doesn’t work you can just say you took a tropical vacation.
    I had a friend who craved and ate chocolate alot in her pregnancy and her baby was allergic to chocolate after her birth, I do not know if there was a connection.
    I am praying for your delivery. Your cousin, Donna

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