Eggplant Inducing Labor

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emfine99 - November 12

Hey ladies! I've been reading several ways to naturally induce labor and someone had suggested Eggplant Parmesean. I was wondering if any of you had tried it? I did a google search and found out that there is a restuarant in Georgia that swears by their eggplant parmesean recipe. Apparently over the past 23 years, over 300 women have gone into labor within 48 hours of eating their eggplant recipe. I found the recipe from the restuarant, but I don't know if I want to go out and waste money and time on making it. At this point, I am just dying for osmething to start labor! I'm 38w3d and last night I felt like I could have possibly gone to the hospital because of the strong contractions I was having. When I went to the Dr last Tuesday, I was 50% effaced and not dialated yet. I tried having s_x, nipple stimulation, etc. I feel labor is right around the corner for me, but I might need to jump start it. I understand that these methods that are listed that are supposed to help start labor only work if the baby is ready to come out. I feel that this one is ready, just wanna know if anyone has tried the eggplant and if it's actually good! LOL

 

margie - November 12

Wow, I dont know if it's any good but I happen to LOVE eggplant parmesean...if I were a few weeks further in my pregnancy I would totally try it. I am part Greek and grew up loving Moussaka (the stuff they joke about calling it moose caca if youve seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding) which has eggplant in it. I guess I'm going to be trying a lot of that around the holidays if I find out this works!

 

emfine99 - November 12

I went back and read more about it... they say not to try before 37 weeks just in case! I also read that it's not the eggplant that induces the labor, but the herbs in the sauce.... hmm.... we shall see! I might try it because I do like eggplant but I just don't feel like cooking! LOL

 

margie - November 12

Wow, you really have my curiosity up! But ya, I am only 34 weeks and I already don't feel like cooking a lot of times so I can only imagine when I'm farther along how I'll feel about going to the store to buy it all and making it if it's a difficult dish.

 

emfine99 - November 12

If I try it today, I'll keep you posted! It doens't sound too bad.... I just want to have this baby now! LOL At 34 weeks, I didn't feel like cooking either.... I didn't feel like doing anything! Now it's even worse!

 

mrssolo - November 12

emfine99 if it works you will need to post the recipe. I love eggplant and if it works I'll make dh make it for me, lol. he is a good cook too. I can't be on my feet that long anymore.

 

mrstj - November 12

emfine....have you researched castor oil??? I took it with both my dd's and it worked both times. First time at 42 weeks and the 2nd time at 38 weeks. I drank 5 ounces in grape juice and voila...I was in labor 6 hours later, 4 hours on my 2nd daughter. The only thing is, if this is your 1st child and you are NOT dilated already - it may just cause stomach cramping and diarea...Good Luck.

 

HeavenisMine - November 12

Now that is one have not tried, but am not willing to, Yes I am truly that lazy :) I am 39 weeks and just letting it flow from now on. Much like many of you I have tried so much, and not a single thing worked. I wish you the best though, and eggplant in my opinion is not that great not that bad, I guess it depends on your tastes. With parmesean who knows?

 

emfine99 - November 12

Yep, researched caster oil... not gonna try that! My sister in law said it didn't work for her at all... then again, if your baby isn't ready to come out, none of these techniques will really truly work.... I just htought I'd try a different food and if it helps to induce labor, then that's freakin awesome! I just want to get the ball rolling!

 

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