Eating 6 dates daily for the last 4 weeks of your pregnancy can significantly reduce the chance of induction and augmentation, lessen laboring time and much more!
- Cervical dilation was significantly greater in the date-eating mamas upon arrival at the hospital
- 83% of mothers who consumed dates had their membranes intact upon admission at the hospital
- 96% of the women who ate dates went into labor on their own
- Use of Pitocin (synthetic Oxytocin) was significantly lower in women who consumed dates (28%), compared with the non-date fruit mothers (47%)
- The latent phase of the first stage of labor was almost 7 hours shorter in the date-eating mothers compared with the non-date fruit eaters (510 min vs 906 min)
Here are the studies and information to back me up on this….
Food for thought ~ literally