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Is it true that spicy foods can help start labor?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It can happen, but generally only if you're ready to begin spontaneous labor after a full-term pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

It can happen, but generally only if you're ready to begin spontaneous labor after a full-term pregnancy.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Probably not, although spicy foods can worsen heartburn caused by reflux, a very common situation in pregnancy.

In brief: No

Probably not, although spicy foods can worsen heartburn caused by reflux, a very common situation in pregnancy.
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
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