This little fruit may just become a mama’s best friend. Dates are very high in potassium, and contain magnesium calcium, sulfur, iron, phosphorous, manganese, and copper as well. Dates contain several nutrients that are helpful during pregnancy for both the mother and unborn baby. As mentioned earlier, it also relieves constipation, a common problem during pregnancy.
In addition, they help strengthen uterine muscles and make the birth of the child easier. According to this study, pregnant women who consumed 6 dates a day in their last month of pregnancy had better cervical dilation, less premature ruptured membranes, significantly higher spontaneous labors (meaning fewer interventions), significantly lower use of synthetic oxytocin, and a shorter first stage labor.