Could a humble fruit shorten the time of labor by hours and with less induction and less postpartum bleeding?
A randomized controlled trial of hundreds of pregnant women have found that women eating about six dates a day for a few weeks before childbirth can significantly improve “cervical ripening,” which is the readiness of the cervix, which is the opening of the birth canal. Medicines and surgery can also prepare the cervix; “Oxytocin is the most commonly used agent worldwide,” and you may have heard doctors refer to it by the trade name Pitocin. Although effective, it is “associated with many harmful side effects,” which can affect both mother and baby. If only there was a solution that was safe, simple, and free of side effects. Well, your dates might fit the bill.
As I discuss in my video Best food for work and deliveryin the study, the use of oxytocin for labor induction in the date group decreased to less than half of the control group. What’s more, few women on dates who they were The induced had more successful deliveries. In a previous study, date consumption appeared to reduce labor volume by more than six hours, and the researchers speculated that the dates themselves may have oxytocin-like effects. Well, how about a face-to-face trial, Comparison Efficacy of dates versus oxytocin in the management of postpartum hemorrhage?
“Postpartum haemorrhage”, excessive blood loss after childbirth, “is a major complication of pregnancy” and the leading cause of maternal death. When the placenta exfoliates, the uterus is supposed to contract to stop the bleeding. If this does not happen, if the uterus does not have enough muscle tone, an injection of oxytocin may help to reduce blood loss. However, like all medicines, it can have side effects, such as causing a dangerous drop in blood pressure. There are also various devices that can be inserted to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, and if the worst is the worst, surgery may be necessary.
Why don’t you try the fruit first? Dates are readily available, inexpensive, and free of side effects — but do they work? The researchers set up a randomized clinical trial to find out. Immediately after the placenta came out, the women were given a one-time dose of either five or so dates or an intramuscular injection of oxytocin. Next, the researchers collected all the blood to determine which worked best.
Overall, three hours after birth, the average blood loss in the date group was significantly lower than the oxytocin group, by about a quarter of a cup. It’s 2:24 in my country videoyou can see the graph Show The date group was primarily in the lowest category with less than two-thirds of a cup of blood lost, while the oxytocin group mostly lost about a cup or more. The researchers concluded that “oral use of dates after childbirth reduces bleeding more than intramuscular oxytocin and is a good alternative in normal childbirth.” (Oral histories? How do you use them?)
If the dates You have Oxytocin-like effects on uterine contraction, thus shortening labor by helping to “stimulate premature uterine contractions.” Could date consumption increase the risk of preterm labor?
study seem Effect of date consumption on the length of pregnancy. Starting at about 38 weeks, the women were randomly assigned to eat seven dates a day or not at all. The researchers found that eating dates had no effect Connecting dates. However, fruit consumption significantly reduced the need to induce labor with medication: half of the non-date group were induced versus just under 40 percent of the women in the group who ate just seven dates a day for a week. Inducing labor is serious business. “It can lead to increased complications, such as bleeding, caesarean section, overstimulation of the uterus and rupture.” Complications aside, women who are induced to give birth “tend to be less satisfied with their birth experience.” The researchers found, therefore, that consumption of dates in late pregnancy is a safe supplement that should be taken into consideration as it reduces the need to intervene in labor without any negative effect on the mother and the child.
If only there was a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. We want more than just a randomized trial because the women in the date group clearly knew they were eating dates, which may have been a kind of placebo effect. The only double-blind study I could find on appointments and delivery is in Arabic. I read the English abstract of the study, though Describe How women entering active labor were given date syrup or a placebo. that’s cool! It’s hard to make a fake date, but you can make a fake drink out of molasses or another similar liquid. In this study, researchers used date honey syrup made from date honey (not honey and dates). Dates with honey are a soft, melt-in-your-mouth type of fruit that can be easily whipped into a syrup. They found that the normal progression of labor increased in the date group — about 98 percent, compared to less than 70 percent in both the placebo and control groups. The duration of the work was about two hours shorter for those in the history group. So, on your due date, maybe you should give their due dates.
I love topics like this one so much. Think of all the undiscovered benefits of whole foods that are just waiting for someone to study them. Maybe we should start the science of crowdfunding, so it’s not just profitable drugs and devices that get research money. Even so, how much research do we need to start eating healthy?
You may be interested in my video on cervical ripening. paying off Best food for late pregnancy. And for more on appointments, see Last Friday: The benefits of dates for colon health.