Fall, Produce, and the Amniotic Sac

Part of the Birth Wise Midwifery Care package that they hand out to their clients is a sheet of recommended foods to build a strong amniotic sac. Their list includes:

Fruits and vegetables containing beta carotene (orange or deep yellow)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Winter Squash
  • Carrots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Tomatoes
Dark Leafy Greens
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Mustard Greens
A strong sac means a reduced chance of spontaneous, premature rupture of membranes (PROM) - meaning that your water breaks but there are no contractions - as well as PPROM (preterm, PROM).

My midwife always swore that babies in Fall and early winter took longer to gestate (cook - as she would say). Could this be due to the increase availability of fresh and mature fall produce, which includes a high host of the above?

1 comment:

Olya said...

I remember reading about Vitamin C helping amniotic sacs stay strong and with all my 3 pregnancies I craved/ate orange in ridiculous amounts (3-5 oranges every day). With all 3 births my water broke only during my baby's crowning, minutes before birth :)


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