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.