Are you in your third trimester This information might be useful. Read on #Repost @cloudninebirthservices with @repostapp If you're getting close to Birth Day you can add one more thing to your to-do list; eating dates. You can actually snack your way to an easier labor and birth! According to a recent study, women who ate 6 dates a day for the four weeks leading up to their due date were significantly more dilated, as well as were more likely to have intact membranes upon admission to the hospital, go into labor spontaneously, avoid pitocin, and have a shorter first phase of labor. Researchers have found that date fruit has an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. It also helps stimulate uterine contractions, and reduces postpartum hemorrhage the way oxytocin does. They also found that it contains many nutritional benefits for pregnant mamas. A healthy snack that could also contribute to an easier childbirth experience Yes please!