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Can pizza really induce labor? Multiple women claim one shop's Buffalo Wing slices sure do


Legend has it that pizza from a North Carolina pizza shop will make any pregnant woman have her baby not long after she's had a slice.

Multiple Charlotte women who have bitten into the Buffalo Wing Pizza at Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar say it induced labor during their pregnancies, according to the Charlotte Five.

The pizza features chicken and mozzarella cheese, plus Hawthorne’s "special" medium-hot buffalo sauce.

For example, one woman's due date was April 10, but by March 31 she told Charlotte Five that she couldn't wait any longer.

So, on a mission to have her baby, the woman and her girlfriends went to Hawthorne's and ordered their baby-inducing Buffalo Wing Pizza.

"The pizza is amazing," she said. "It was spicy. It does have a kick to it."

Four hours later, her water broke.

Here's a photo of Hawthorne's Buffalo Wing Pizza posted to their Instagram page.

So, does it actually work?

While there's no science to back up the legend that pizza can induce labor, it is said that spicy foods can help to move along a woman's contractions. In fact, one obstetrician told the Charlotte Five that there is no scientific data that proves food has any advantage whatsoever.

Nevertheless, a quick Google search on "pregnancy pizza" will serve up pages of testimonials from women who claim eating pizza helped induce them into labor.

One pizza shop in Nevada has its own "Preggo Pizza" that has its own list of success stories.

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