Desperate to give birth to her baby-to-be Giovanna and relieve her crippling nine-month pains, Nicole turned to old wives' tales to get the ball rolling. Spicy foods? Exercise? Applying pressure to her nipples? Our girl gave each a shot, and still, things just weren't moving as quickly as she hoped they would. But was there more she could have done?
After a little research (see also: reading the most obscure responses to questions posed in motherhood message boards), we discovered a smattering of totally bizarre methods of labor-induction that some women have sworn by. Take a look at some choice suggestions below, and be sure to tune in to the next "Snooki & JWOWW" episode next Wednesday night at 10/9c!
Eat this Eggplant Parmigiana dish
Yup, there's an entree at Scalini's restaurant in Georgia that claims to have jump-started labor for 300 women, according to ABC News.
Get a sunburn on your ankles
Go ahead and leave the sunscreen in the cabinet says one commenter on CircleOfMoms.com.
Make a stop for Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets
A mom-to-be said the favorite fried food was her path straight to parenthood via WhatToExpect.com.
Blow up balloons
A BabyCenter.com contributor said preparing a party is a great way to wind up breaking your water. Why not round things out with coordinating novelty hats!
Literally do nothing
Psyching yourself out can sometimes inhibit labor, says one Yahoo! commenter, who added achieving calm can really start gettin' those centimeters dilated.
Squeeze that little ball between your thumb and finger
You know...like...that little ball! Hey, if a BabyCenter.com reader said it...
Cry your eyes out
Let the tears fall and the mucous plug will follow, swears one Yahoo! commenter.