Break Your Water Cookies? Really?

I love Facebook. I have so many friends on there, that I never know what someone’s status is going to say. I’ve seen some downright hysterical updates, some that have brought me to tears, and some that I just don’t need to know about (ie – “Man, I just pooped a turd bigger than my newborn baby!”). {No joke, a “friend” of mine really updated their status with that.} Yeah, some are pretty bad, but for the most part, I find out about a *lot* of interesting items, businesses, and products thanks to Facebook.

I noticed one day that my friend Lindsey from Kindred Spirit Mommy had added a link to her page. A link that led to a recipe for “Break Your Water Cookies.” Intrigued, I had to check it out.

pregnant womanNow, I am someone that has never gone into labor on her own. I start contracting around 24 weeks or so, but my cervix won’t dilate on it’s own, and I’ve always had to be induced. This pregnancy has been SO different though, that I’m staying hopeful that I may actually go into labor on my own. I’m already contracting – have been for weeks – I’ll just need something to give me that extra “push” once I’m far enough along to deliver baby Gage safely. These cookies sound like a fun way to try to get that extra little “push.”

Here’s the recipe, in case you’re interested:

Break Your Water Cookies

2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
8 T. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. molasses
1/4 c. egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and spices and set aside. Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the molasses to the creamed butter, then add the egg whites until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly. Once incorporated, roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto baking tray. Bake 8-10 minutes. Once cool, eat as many as you can possibly stomach, lay down for a nap and wait for labor to begin!

Recipe taken from here.

Now, it will be several more weeks before I even attempt to make these cookies, but don’t they sound tasty? I can’t attest to how well they’ll work, but they’re cookies. It couldn’t hurt to try, right?

Have you ever gotten so desperate to go into labor that you tried something crazy? Are you going to give these cookies a try? Have you already? Would love to hear your thoughts on labor-inducing methods.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    I am clearly your coolest friend – I see my name in your blog all the time! hahahaha

    I haven’t made these yet but will definitely be attempting them soon. I keep wishing every day that my water would BREAK! Even if it doesn’t work, at least I get some yummy cookies.

    Now I don’t know that this will help with the heartburn issue much…. 😉

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    I think those cookies would be very yummy, and quite safe to eat anytime you like. I don’t think they’re very effective, though. If you DO feel a little desperate, I’ve had some success with castor oil. Although, now that I think about it, I’m getting a little bit sick to the stomach from the memory of the feeling of it going down. Oh. Gosh. Don’t do that unless you’re really, really desperate. Stick with the cookies. Ew. Ewwwww.

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    I’m at the point now where I will try almost anything. A friend mentioned these and I googled and found your blog. I will be trying these as I am term and want this baby out like….yesterday!
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