Many pregnant women when their due date approaches they tend to drink cinnamon water to better dilate and accelerate it. But how true is it that it really helps?

Nine long months have passed and we are preparing for that very special moment, the delivery of our son. And although we have read a lot about it, we always end up being nervous.

It is important that throughout the gestation process, we get to know our body and take into account its changes and how to take care of them when the baby is ready to be born.

There are endless myths about pregnancy and childbirth, but does cinnamon water really help to dilate faster and make this sometimes traumatic process easier for any mother?

It is important that we know that there are two types of cinnamon, cassia and celian. And although both provide excellent nutrients to the body, specialists always recommend the consumption of the latter.

Both are known to contain coumarin, a compound that in high doses can be harmful to the body, especially the liver. It is precisely the celian that has the balanced amount of coumarin.

What are the benefits of cinnamon water?

The consumption of cinnamon is indicated to improve various ailments and to regulate certain abnormalities for the body, so we will comment on the most outstanding ones:

  • It is anti-inflammatory of the digestive system
  • It works perfectly to attack athlete’s foot
  • It is a species with high disinfectant value
  • Works as a powerful anti-flu
  • It can be used in the diet to lose weight
  • It is a brain stimulant
  • Regulates high blood sugar levels
  • It has great antioxidant power
  • Helps to improve muscle tension
  • It can be an excellent pain reliever for menstrual cramps
  • Improve the health of your bones

This all sounds great … but does cinnamon water really help with labor and labor? The answer is really uncertain because there is no scientific study to determine it.

There are thousands of natural methods that can help you to dilate longer and better in those hours before the birth of your baby, but there is nothing that gives that certification to cinnamon.

It is not contraindicated either. That is, there is no medical study that prohibits you from consuming it because it affects you or your baby, but there is certainly no evidence in this regard.

Certainly many mothers consume infusions made from cinnamon sticks on the eve of childbirth. The preparation basically consists of adding some of these aromatic sticks to boiling water.

In Internet forums you see many women talking about how to prepare the “potion” and how it relieves them, but again, there is no medical evidence to indicate that a certain cinnamon compound is doing any work.

And if your purpose is to dilate more and better in a natural way, you may be interested in trying one of these natural methods…

Some useful tips to dilate better


Doctors always recommend that mothers walk during the contraction process, but if you want to dilate better, try exercising with a Swiss ball, or the well-known “Pilates ball.”

Try to sit on it with your feet firmly on the ground and your waist on the ball, always moving from front to back with your arms extended. Do not do them alone, try to get someone to help you.


Beyond cinnamon water, there are other infusions that do have some scientific evidence about their effect on labor dilation. Such is the case with raspberry leaf tea.

It is known that a few of these leaves boiled in a cup of water will help you produce more oxytocin, which is the hormone that is connected to the process of childbirth in all its stages.

They also help the uterus “soften” and the dilation will be much more fluid since you start consuming the drink. Try to keep the leaves fresh and not to add sugar to the infusion.

There is also talk of the black cohosh, also known as Actea Racemosa at 7CH. With the granules of this compound you can prepare infusions that you can even consume a few weeks before delivery.

The black cohosh helps a lot with dilation, and in addition to this, it contributes to relaxation during delivery. It will also inhibit the appearance of strong pain during the process of labor contractions.



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