PHOTOS Jessa Seewald ‘big as a barn,’ eats entire pineapple to induce labor

Jessa Seewald pregnant baby bump

Pregnant Jessa Seewald is only two days away from her due date, but the former 19 Kids and Counting star seems to be getting impatient: she describes herself as “big as a barn” before eating an entire pineapple in hopes of inducing labor!

We will kick things off with Jessa comparing herself to a large farm building. She posted the baby bump mountain photo above on Instagram yesterday and wrote, “39 weeks 4 days! Feeling as big as a barn, and soooo ready to meet my baby! ? #BabySeewald”

The first-time-mom-to-be followed that post up earlier today with this next photo, in which she’s holding a pineapple:

Jessa Seewald pineapple to induce labor

“Haha! So has anyone else tried the ‘eating an entire fresh pineapple’ thing for helping to bring on labor?” Jessa asked in the photo’s caption. “Apparently it doesn’t work for everyone, ’cause I ate the whole thing yesterday… and still no signs of labor! ?

It wasn’t a complete loss, however. “Sure was a tasty pineapple tho! ??” Jessa wrote, adding, “Guess #BabySeewald still wants to camp out in there a little longer! Patience, Mama, patience… ? #39weeks5days ❤️

In case you were curious, pineapples (and other tropical fruits like mango, kiwi, and papaya) are believed to help induce labor. From the Natural Pregnancy Midwife website:

Many tropical fruits, including pineapple, kiwi, mango, and papaya contain enzymes that may cause mild contractions – especially pineapple which is rich in Bromelain, which some studies suggest can help to soften and ‘ripen’ the cervix.

Stay tuned — we are on Jessa Seewald baby high alert and will keep you posted!

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