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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
During Week 38, your baby's systems and functions continue to develop:
Contrary to popular belief, there is no scientific proof that spicy food can induce labor. If spicy foods have been part of your diet for the duration of your pregnancy, there is no reason to stop eating them now. However, if spicy foods are new to your diet, you might experience symptoms of heartburn rather than actual labor.
Spicy food is perfectly safe for pregnant women. However, if you are having trouble sleeping, spicy food could be a contributing factor. Dishes seasoned with garlic, chilies, cayenne, or other hot spices can cause nagging heartburn.
If you love spicy food and can’t do without it, try to limit these foods to breakfast or lunch, instead of dinner or evening snacks.
While there is no perfect formula for determining when labor will start, your physician can measure how close you are at your weekly appointments. These measurements and observations include:
You might experience some or all of these symptoms as labor:
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