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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can eating pineapple cause miscarriage?

    Is it true that eating pineapple can cause miscarriage?
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    Dr Karen Osborne

    GP (General Practitioner)

    Sydney GP specialising in Reproductive & Sexual Health for both women and men. At Clinic 66, we deal with a wide range of reproductive and … View Profile

    Fresh pineapple (not tinned) does contain a substance called bromelain that, in theory, could help to ripen the cervix. However, the quantity of pineapple required is so large that it is probably not possible to consume enough for it to be the cause of a miscarriage. Pineapple is rich in nutrients - don't worry about eating it in moderate quantities.

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