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I'm thinking those exercise belts that stimulate your tummy muscles, could also be used to stimulate your uterus every few minutes, and conceivably be used to inspire labor.<br><br>
Then I was thinking, OMG what if the EFM belts at the hospital were doing that and none of us knew about it and it was all part of an evil conspiracy of some sort.<br><br>
Then I was thinking it would be a good topic for a movie that would subliminally help more women turn to home birthing.<br><br>
Then I thought it would be evil to even make such a movie, because I don't really think that's what they're doing.<br><br>
Then I thought so what, it's just a movie. Isn't that the point? Some wacko doctor somewhere invents this crazy labor contraption that looks just like the normal EFM belts, and no one catches on until- what- what would the point be. Is it really any more evil than any other intervention. Maybe a movie like that would make the medical people say "Why didn't we think of that?" And instead of pitocin, women would end up with belt-stimulated contractions. So then I'd be actually inventing an intervention. But would it be a good thing?<br><br>
So anyways, I'm not going to make a movie. But if I had one of those belt things handy, I'd totally be stimulating my uterus on like a 3 minute timer for a while.<br><br>
They sell them on late night TV.<br><br>
But I'd rather get the Yoga Booty Ballet exercise program.<br><br>
Speaking of exercising, y'all should go learn the dance moves to high school musical on the Disney Channel website, they look so funny with a pregnant belly. Funnier even than belly dancing.
 

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LOL- no more than usual.<br><br>
Except I opened a new bag of specialty beans called "Wild Woman Blend" from Pacific Traders. Maybe that's it.
 

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heehee! no false advertising there.<br><br>
hilarious.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that was great
 

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Wow, that's such an awesome train of thought. I love reading other people's streams of consciousness 'cause it's like, I totally go down these random paths like that sometimes and it's good to read other people doing it too. Wow, is that even grammatically okay? Who cares.
 

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I'm glad you're all amused, but seriously, do you think those exercise belts can encourage labor to start? If orgasms can stimulate uterine contractions, and those exercise belts stimulate muscle contractions, then they SHOULD be a passive-ish way to encourage labor.<br><br>
Have you ever worn one? They really do give your abs a workout. I've never tried one while preg, though.<br><br>
Do you think the electrical waves would shock the baby?
 

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OK, I don't know if it would work-but every time I have laughed since 10pm tonight I get a contraction. So maybe not the belt-but laughing might do the trick!
 
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