(Closed) Anyone eating dates?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2297 posts
Buzzing bee

You mentioned that there is a history of long labors and poor cervical dilation in your family. If you’re looking for something to help avoid or mitigate those problems, I highly suggest birthing in an upright position. 

Upright birthing has many advantages, including helping with pain management, shorter and more efficient labors, better alignment, steady progression for the cervical opening, and reduced risk of tearing and episiotomy. Gravity-neutral positions — being on your hands and knees, for example — are also good and can be very helpful. 

For more information I suggest visiting the Kaya Brighting Stools website at Kayabirth.com and birthrite.com.au. Of course, one doesn’t need a stool or seat for upright birthing, but these sites have great photos and explanations. 

I know this isn’t an answer to your question, but I thought it might be helpful. I hope you don’t mind. 


Post # 3
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

God I love dates. You may not eating them right.

Wrap them in bacon, drizzle with maple syrup, bake 350 for whatever. HELLO YES. Your baby will come rocketing out just to have some of what you’re having.

Post # 4
2297 posts
Buzzing bee

Oops! I meant to type, “For more information, I suggest visiting the Kaya Birthing Stool website at Kayabirth.com, and the BirthRite Seat site at Birthrite.com.au.”

Oy, I sure wish the editing function was available for a longer period of time. I’m still not used to that particular change in the WeddingBee site lol. 

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Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It won’t induce labour, but Red Raspberry Leaf tea helps to tone the uterus and makes contractions more effective! Maybe you can start drinking that to encourage a better birth?

I drank it with my first pregnancy and had a 6 hour labour that was only induced by gel and lots of walking. My mom’s labours were all 18+ hours.

Good luck! Sending you easy labour vibes!

Post # 8
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

also try date shakes! use vanilla ice cream and itll taste like caramel or molasses….yummmmmy. 

i read this too recently and bought some dates 🙂 

Post # 10
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I ate dates religiously at the end of my pregnancy because I had heard the same thing. I also didn’t like eating them but did anyways by the supposed benefits would be worth it. Well I had a 26 hr labor and I pushed for 2 1/2 hrs. I did have a all natural birth with no epi or pitocin or anything but it was a long first and second stage of labor so I don’t think the dates helped at all. Im going to save my money and pass on dates for my next pregnancy. Ps if you do eat dates I wouldn’t recommend adding any sugar to them…they are already really high in sugar and any more is not good during pregnancy. Good luck! Let us know if it works for u.. I hOpe it does!

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