By the end of pregnancy, most women are feeling swollen, heavy and uncomfortable. It can be tempting to want to try anything to induce labor. One common thing that pregnant women may be told is that pepperoni pizza induces labor.
Why Would Pepperoni Pizza Induce Labor?
Pepperoni is usually spicy. Spicy food stimulates the bowels, just as two other commonly recommended labor induction foods do – pineapple and castor oil. This stimulation is thought to also stimulate the uterus and cause contractions.
Does Pepperoni Pizza Induce Labor?
Almost any natural induction method will induce labor if the mother’s body is ready. However if it’s not ready, then nothing will work.
Pepperoni pizza won’t hurt you though, so although it’s unlikely to put you into labor, there’s no reason you can’t eat it if you want to. However it’s important to eat everything in moderation, especially foods that may cause digestive upset if eaten in too greater amounts.