When one is nine months pregnant, one gets all sorts of comments and advice from others. My pregnancy has been no exception. For about the past month, I’ve had to put up with the constant comments regarding my size. Lots of people have wondered if I’m carrying twins (for the record, I am not) while others stare while I walk by – without even the decency to look away when I catch their eye. And there are the people who just have no filter – like the seemingly nice woman at the restaurant the other day that said “Oh my god, you are HUGE” before I could even place my order (which was a big grilled cheese and a side of french fries).
While the constant comments regarding my size has worn down my ego and my patience, the part that still amuses me is the advice given to me by complete strangers. And perhaps the most entertaining advice comes in the form of advice on how to induce labor. As such, I thought I should share with others some of the more unique stories I have heard about how to “get things moving”.
Here are some of my favorites:
- · Drive over railroad tracks repeatedly;
- · Sit on a birthing ball/exercise ball;
- · Eat eggplant parmesan;
- · Clean the house;
- · Eat popcorn;
- · Go for walks;
- · Spicy food;
- · Sex.
I’m wondering what some of you have heard or been told (or even better, what has worked!). Please share in the comment section below.