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    Eating Dates for an Easier Labor & Birth?

    December 8, 2013

    According to this study on ‘the effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labour and delivery’: “We set out to investigate the effect of date fruit (phoenix dactylifera) consumption on labour parameters and delivery outcomes… 69 women consumed six date fruits per day for 4 weeks prior to their estimated date of delivery, compared with 45 women who consumed none… The women who consumed date fruit: Had significantly higher mean cervical dilatation upon admission compared with the non-date fruit consumers…

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