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Dates In Pregnancy

Dates are a fruit from the Date Palm tree. Which is grown in manty tropical regions of the world. There is many benefits of dates but to name a few: High in disease fighting anti oxidants Natural Sweetener May promote Brain Health However the key benefits in regards to Pregnancy and labor we will discuss further.

Dates Proving nutrition

Most of the calories from dates come from Crabs with a small amount of protein. However there is many vitamins minerals and fiber. The main ones you will find is:

  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin B6
  • Iron

This will be a nutritious and light snack during pregnancy or labor. Providing Energy for women in labor

Dates Providing Fiber

Dates are a great way to provide fiber into your diet.

A 3.5 ounce serving contains 7 grams of fiber.

Fiber can improve your bowel movements and thereby preventing constipation a common symptom during pregnancy.

Fiber helps to slow digestion and may help for blood sugar levels to spike to high after eating.

This is why Dates are one of the top recommend snacks during Labour.

Dates in Labour

Apart from all the amazing details already listed. Dates have also been shown to promote and ease late term labour.

Eating Dates in the last weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and decrease the need for induction of labour.

There has been studies done that showed that women that ate 70 gram of dates from the 37th week of pregnancy were in labour for 4 hours less.

One theory is the compounds in Dates mimic and bind to oxytocin receptors. Oxytoxcin is the hormone that causes contractions during labour.

Additionally Dates contain |Tannins, which is another compound that helps with contractions during labour.

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