What if we told you eating Due Dates could help you have an easier pregnancy, labor & postpartum...
Studies have shown that those who consume six dates per day during pregnancy have significantly shorter labors than women who do not. Women who ate dates were dilated an average of 3.5 cm upon admission to the hospital, compared to 2 cm from those who didn’t. Not only that, those who consumed dates had an average 8.5 hours of labor (from 0-10 cm) while those who didn’t had an average 15.1 hours of labor. Pretty amazing, huh? Every woman wants to have an faster and more favorable birth.
Women who ate the dates were also more likely to:
Go into labor spontaneously
96% of the women who consumed dates went into spontaneous labor and did not have to be induced (compared to 79% of the women who didn’t).
Have intact membranes (their water did not break) in early labor
A much smaller percentage of women who consumed dates had their membranes rupture in early labor compared to those who didn’t (17% vs. 40%).
Only 28% of the women who ate dates needed pitocin during their labor compared to the 47% of women who didn’t eat dates and needed pitocin.
Due Dates are packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, and Vitamin K, all of which have health benefits for pregnant women.
Most importantly, Due Dates are delicious!
Due Dates are chock full of nutrients that aid in milk production, replenish the system, and regulate digestion!
Dates are a known galactogogue (a fancy word for milk producing) and are given to new moms in many cultures for their restorative and milk boosting properties.
Sesame Seeds are a rich source of calcium which is great for boosting milk supply.
Coconut Oil significantly increases levels of lauric acid and capric acid in breast milk, creating milk rich in health promoting nutrients.
Dates significantly reduce the amount of postpartum bleeding. Dates are also great energy booster since they're so quickly digested.
Coconut Oil contains lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of mom and newborn.
Sesame Seeds are high in calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, and phosphorous. With all these nutrients, sesame seeds are good to help replenish the body of essential minerals.
Energy + rich in iron/helps with pp anemia
Dates have high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting healthy bowel movements and can help relieve the symptoms of constipation.
Sesame Seeds are also popularly considered helpful in regulating bowel movements.