A lot of women enjoy being pregnant. It’s a mother’s very first bonding experience with her child, and there are beautiful moments every step of the way. But let’s face it. No matter how amazing pregnancy is, most moms reach a point where they are just READY.
One Arizona woman hit this point when she was over 40 weeks pregnant with her twin boys. Can you blame her?
In order to help “get the show on the road,” she decided to try and induce labor naturally. We’re not talking castor oil or spicy foods though. Instead, the woman and her husband shut their blinds and cranked up the music!
The couple’s humorous dance video has been watched over 2.8 million times on YouTube.
If you wanted to dance yourself into labor, selecting the right tune would probably be pretty important. Hilariously, the couple chose the song “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas. Or as they titled their video, “Let’s Get It (Labor) Started.”
In the beginning, the mother-to-be gives her sons their very first “lesson.” She tells them:
“Wes and Isaac, you’re four days overdue. You brought this on yourself.”
Just because she’s pregnant, doesn’t mean this mama can’t still bust a move.
The woman, whose name is Jennifer Hanson, starts dancing up a storm in their living room. She’s honestly quite good – especially since she’s carrying around two full-sized babies in her belly.
Luckily she doesn’t have to dance alone.
Nearly a minute in, Jennifer’s husband jumps out to join his wife on the living room dance floor. He’s got on his blue bandana and he’s ready to help get his twin sons moving along.
According to Jennifer’s blog, Nothings and Notions from my Noodle, they’d been trying to “induce labor naturally at home” for 10 days straight. When they made the dance video (at 40 weeks and four days) – she was feeling a little “desperate.”
At one point, Jennifer breaks out her big yellow ball.
Since exercise balls can also help induce labor – it goes to show that she was really ready to meet her little ones. Yet, why just gently bounce when you can throw in some cool arm movements too?
These soon-to-be-parents look like they’re having a blast.
The purpose of having the dance party was to get Jennifer’s labor started. As we know though, newborns don’t usually leave much time for going out or boogieing. So actually, it was a great way to enjoy their last pre-kid days as well!
The dad also addresses his sons in the video. He tells them:
“You are overdue! It’s time you boys come out and meet the world. Of course, I kinda don’t blame you for maybe not wanting to come out to this…”
Good point, Dad!
Jennifer’s husband provided a little update in the video description.
Turns out, she finally went into labor two days after their comical dance session. She probably was feeling REALLY ready by then.
“My wife and I trying to induce twins by dancing to “Let’s Get it Started” by Black Eyed Peas, at 40+ weeks pregnant after trying everything else. She went into labor two days later and had a natural, unmedicated hospital birth (with the support of our amazing midwives).”
Watch this awesome “Let’s Get It Started” labor dance for yourself below!
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