A natural way to shorten the duration and reduce the risk of having an induced labor.
A study of 69 women proves it.
Women consumed 6 dates per day for 4 weeks before your due date and compared with 45 other women who did not consume.
It was observed that the dilation stage of labor was significantly shorter in women who consumed the dates compared to those who did not. Specifically, those dates had consumed an average of 8.5 hours of labor, compared to who had not eaten that had an average of 15.1 hours.
Why you should eat dates in the final stages of pregnancy.
The new research shows that the dates have oxytocin – like effect produced by the female body naturally, which increases the sensitivity of the uterus, it helps stimulate uterine contractions and reduces postpartum hemorrhage.
Other benefits that seem to have eaten dates are:
• More dilation at admission.
Women who consumed dates had significantly higher mean cervical dilatation at the time of admission, compared to that consumed (3.52 cm to 2.02 cm front)
• Spontaneous onset of labor.
96% of women who consumed the dates work began spontaneously, compared with 79% who did not eat dates.
• Avoid oxytocin.
Women who ate dates were less likely to be labor might be warned. Only 28% of women who consumed required dates oxytocin (28%) to induce labor, compared with 47% of those who did not eat.
• Intact at hospital admission Membranes.
Women who consumed dates were more likely to have their membranes intact at the time of admission compared with those who did not (83% vs 60%)
The dates contain many nutritional benefits for pregnant mothers.
They are an important source of energy.
Contain saturated and unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid linoleic, and linolenic.
Dates are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin A, C and E, and B vitamins such as B1, B2, and B3, and are important sources of minerals, especially potassium and magnesium, and others such as calcium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and sodium.
Dates are rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.
Not only science but religion confirms it too! The porch below is from the Holy Book of Muslims (Qur’an)
The pains of labor drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She exclaimed: “Oh, if only I had died before this time and was something discarded and forgotten!” A voice called out to her from under her: “Do not grieve. Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm toward you, and fresh, ripe dates will drop down to you. Eat and drink, and delight your eyes. If you should see anyone at all, just say: ‘I have made a vow of abstinence to the All-Merciful, and [so] today I will not speak to any human being.'” (Surah Maryam: 23-26)
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