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    Eating spicy foods can induce labor.

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    Eating spicy foods can induce labor.

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    Not this time.


    Eating a jalapeno burrito is more likely to give you heartburn than land you in the delivery room.


    The idea behind this myth is that spicy foods stimulate the intestines, which then cause the uterus to contract. But there's no firm evidence that eating spicy foods will make you deliver any sooner. You're better off waiting for nature to take its course -- or calling your doctor if you're overdue.

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    Eating a jalapeno burrito is more likely to give you heartburn than land you in the delivery room.


    The idea behind this myth is that spicy foods stimulate the intestines, which then cause the uterus to contract. But there's no firm evidence that eating spicy foods will make you deliver any sooner. You're better off waiting for nature to take its course -- or calling your doctor if you're overdue.

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