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:
“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!