Pregnant Woman Does The "Thriller" Dance To Induce Labor, And 7 Other Things Will Supposedly Evict A Late Baby — VIDEO
Is it possible to be jealous of a human before its born? The answer is absolutely yes, especially because we've seen several fetuses go viral in the last year: one couple's surprise quadruplets and, most recently, the creation of our future overlord, aka, the child of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. But yet another baby has stolen the spotlight in utero, thanks to this mom who danced to "Thriller" to try to induce labor. Being that she was a few days past her due date and getting impatient, someone in her life insisted that this particular dance would make it happen. I mean, can't hurt, right?
While this video does not end in a surprise baby (I was really hoping she would seriously just drop that shorty in the last 20 seconds), it does make for a hilarious spin on a dance we all need to bring back immediately. And if this video weren't enough proof that she and her husband are going to be awesome parents, please observe the tiny child-sized Darth Vader chair in the background. (I get so unreasonably excited when another nerd is ushered onto our planet.) Below is Bonnie's video, and all the other wacky things that can supposedly induce labor in pregnant women:
Since the dancing didn't work work, she could always try...
1. Nipple Stimulation
They're not exactly the "eject" buttons you were looking for, but some people say that it gets things moving (in more way than one, WINKY FACE).
2. Eggplant Parmesan
This myth is so ingrained in the pregnant psyche that there are many recipes entirely devoted to the cause of labor-inducing eggplant parmesan. I'm gonna be real honest with you guys: I've never eaten this in my life and now I'm afraid if I do I'll have weird pregnancy dreams.
3. The Sex
This one shouldn't come as too much of a surprise if you were doing your patriotic duty in the early millennium by watching Friends.
Again, this is not exactly scientifically sound, but there is the idea that pineapple contains enzymes that soften the cervix and encourage labor.
Like anybody needs an excuse to get a massage ten months into the game??
This is the most practical way to ensure that 1) You will go into labor soon, and 2) Your child will not be born a vampire.
7. Driving quickly over a bunch of speed bumps
DO NOT RECOMMEND. Although it is worth mentioning that this weird one is common enough that it had to make the list. So basically, if you eat garlic-seasoned pineapple and drive over speed bumps while someone pokes your nipples you should have insta-baby success. Go team Sort-Of-Not-Really Science!
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