When I entered the 36 week mark of my pregnancy, ideas about how to send my body into labor started rolling in. Everyone from strangers at the grocery store to my well meaning relatives were passing on their helpful hints for inducing labor, each of them claiming that if I only believed, I would be headed to the hospital in no time. Although some of these ideas seemed to make sense, there were definitely more weird ways to induce labor that people claim work. But as long as your pregnancy hasn't been high-risk, and you're under no restrictions from your doctor, trying different methods of induction might help send the message to your baby that it's time for eviction.
I'm not going to lie, I tend to credit the last things I did before going into labor with flipping the switch for my body. During my first pregnancy, I ate a giant plate of spicy tacos for lunch, and I was in the delivery room by midnight. After a taking a long walk when pregnant with my second, I felt the contractions start as soon as I sat down to catch my breath. I'm not saying that tacos and exercise are the sole reasons I went into labor, but if I did, I wouldn't be the only one. Plenty of women swear that these 11 weird ways to induce labor are the reason they had their babies when they did.