Posted by doularama | Filed under Recommendations
While pregnant, many people will tell you to take a babymoon or at least a date before your baby is born so that you can enjoy time to yourself or as a couple before your life changes forever. I don’t disagree with this, but that’s not the kind of date I’m talking about here. It turns out that preliminary studies have shown that eating date fruit in the weeks prior to
your estimated date of birthing decreases the latent phase of the first stage of labor, increases the rate of cervical dilation and decreases the overall need for interventions during labor, including induction and augmentation.
While more studies are warranted, consuming “the fruit of kings” is a small addition to your daily routine with great potential. The women in the study consumed six dates per day starting for weeks prior to their due dates. We already know the importance of eating fruits while pregnant, so go out and buy your dates and plan your date night too!