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7923170 tn?1412999504

Chinese Food?

Has anyone ever heard of Chinese food kick starting labor?? Out of all the things that r repeatedly said I've read this one way only once. Wondering if anyone has heard of it?
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Avatar universal
I heard the same thing and tried it with my last pregnancy. I had the ginger beef for dinner. .. went into labor 4am that next morning. Idk if it was related but I think it helped me :)
7923170 tn?1412999504
I had shrimp lo mein fried rice and egg roll hoping it works... And sex lol but that was my at home menu :)
Avatar universal
I never heard of that! Sounds like a delicious way to induce!! And Lol - at home menu
Avatar universal
Oh and good luck! Hope it works!!
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I never tried it but my mother told me she ate alot of chinese food the same day she went into labor with me
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Not sure I believe it.  I had chamomile tea the night I went into labor with my first pregnancy.   My aunt said it should kick start it, but I think it was more coincidence as I was 39wks pregnant.
8793709 tn?1409594060
that sounds like a myth to me. What about all the chinese and other women living in china. wouldnt they be constantly in labour?

I've heard the same for spicy food. but that also sounds unlikely cuz some types of cuisine like Indian or Mexican are inherently spicy and millions of pregnant women have eaten such cuisine regularly during pregnancy.
8960138 tn?1407673893
I dont think is true i eat chinise often  
Avatar universal
I crave chinese food during my pregnancy lol i want it now!!!
10798067 tn?1431550433
Yeah i have heard of this but its got to be very spicy to wor...other things that can help induce labour is pineapple,raspberry leaf tea and sex
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