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10th Aug 2017

This restaurant claims one of its dishes can induce labour

If nothing else, it sounds tasty!

Could this really work?

You’ve probably heard all of the traditional tricks to help induce labour – ever try evening primrose oil or raspberry leaf tea, or may even sex or acupuncture to try and hurry baby along?

Well there’s a restaurant in the US that’s claiming one of its dishes is the answer.

Scalini’s is an Italian restaurant in Cobb, Georgia that says its eggplant parmigiana will send you straight to the hospital (in a good way), reports Romper.

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The dish is an Italian classic made up of sliced aubergine coated in breadcrumbs, tomato sauce and a while load of cheese – parmesan, ricotta, Romano and mozzarella cheese all feature.

The story goes that 48 hours after eating some, a pregnant woman will go into labour, something that has pregnant women very intrigued.

The restaurant even has a hall of fame on its website of its ‘Eggplant Babies’ and says the dish has brought about almost 300 births.

“Two or three years after we began, a few people had just mentioned to us they came in when they were pregnant, and ate this eggplant and had a baby a short time after that,” said John Bogino, who runs the restaurant.

“One person told another, and it just grew by itself by leaps and bounds.”

It could be down to the dish’s vitamin-rich aubergine, but there is no scientific proof that any food can really induce labour.

Still, if you’re curious and would like to give it a go you can find the recipe for Scalini’s eggplant parmigiana here.


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