Histamine induced uterine contractions a danger in pregnancy.
Elevated histamine plasma levels have been shown in women during preterm compared with term labour (Caldwell et al., 1988). Hence, histamine might stimulate both preterm and term labour in an indirect and direct way.
There was more interesting information on animal studies that I prefer not to post. It’s a long study, well worth the read.
More digging turned up a study released just a few days ago pointing to histamine’s role in pre-eclampsia. Luckily for most, women’s bodies produce an incredible 500% – 1000% increase in histamine-lowering Diamine Oxidase (DAO) during pregnancy! The human body is an intricate machine….