Dates Deglet Noor, is one of the best variants of dates. It is delcious and, at the same time, highly nutritious. According to a study carried out at the Jordon University of Science and Technology, having dates can be helpful during labor and birth. The study indicated that during labor, cervical-dilation was higher in pregnant women who had dates as opposed to those who didn’t have it. To add to that, pregnant women who ate dates had a lower chance of needing prostin or oxytocin during labor. These hormones are used to induce labor.