As your pregnancy comes to a close, you're likely dreaming up any and every way to "inspire" your baby to vacate the premises as soon as possible. Aside from an actual medical induction, looking into at-home ways to induce labor is a safe (and debatably effective) way to kickstart your labor. Many mothers swear by things like eating spicy food, walking, or having sex as effective ways to start contractions when labor just isn't happening on its own. If spicy food is your weapon of choice, you might be looking for the one Taco Bell order to induce labor. Now, Taco Bell might induce labor in ways other than starting contractions. But if you're in a pinch, or just have a penchant for the fast food joint, you might be in luck.
Before you laugh off the notion of a spicy taco being the mastermind behind your labor pains, let's look into the science behind the assumption that spicy foods induce labor. According to Baby Center, there isn't any solid scientific evidence that eating spicy food can induce labor. However, many theorize that spicy foods cause the digestive tract to contract, thereby stimulating the uterus to do the same.
Even though you might stimulate more than labor contractions by eating a spicy meal, it's certainly worth a shot, if you can handle the spice. According to the Thrillist (an all too reliable source for all things thrilling and spicy,) Taco Bell's Fiery Doritos Locos Taco earned a six on a spicy-scale of one to 10 with a "fire on fire" taste (especially if you add a packet of extra hot sauce on top.)
Taco Bell's website noted that the Fiery Doritos Locos taco is the best way to practice fire-breathing without the actual fire. So, is it spicy enough to get the job done? It looks like it, but there's only one way to tell for sure.