Get an Enema
This follows the same age-old train of thought of drinking castor oil to stimulate your bowels and trigger labor, but an enema fortunately doesn’t come with the same dreadful laxative side effect. The idea is that by emptying your bowels, you cause the surrounding muscles to contract, which could spark uterine contractions. But, to us, it sounds like a lot of unpleasant physical work for a non-guaranteed result. On the flip side, you’ll worry less about pooping during labor. (Spoiler alert: It happens all the time and is totally normal.) Of course, you’ll want to loop in your provider beforehand if considering using an enema and heed their advice on whether it’s a good idea for your pregnancy.