I’ve been making some much needed changes with my blog and as I’ve been looking around, one thing I’ve noticed is that the Labor Cake post is by far my most visited post. In fact, if you Google “labor cake” you’ll find my post at result #18 out of almost 25,000,000 results. That’s 25 million! There are a lot of desperate pregnant women out there willing to try anything to jump-start their labor and I know the feeling!
Anyway, I realized that I never recorded the results of my finding and even 16 1/2 months later, I still remember: I finished baking the cake on a Sunday night. I frosted it and promptly ate a large piece for breakfast on Monday. I ate another large piece Tuesday and Wednesday and by late that night I was in labor. Luke was born Thursday morning. Coincidence? Probably, but I thought I would share my story even if it gives miserably pregnant women false hope that eating copious amounts of sugar and chocolate would trigger that ever elusive contraction signaling the beginnings of labor. If you are one of those ladies searching the web for an easy recipe and a success story, welcome. The cake is ridiculously delicious and makes a great dessert even if that’s all you get out of it.
Below is my original post dated March 12, 2012 and the recipe for Labor Cake. Enjoy!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~At the beginning of this pregnancy, I downloaded a couple of pregnancy apps on my iPhone and started reading some of the forums, mainly the March 2012 forum. As it implies, this particular forum is for all the women due in March of 2012, myself included. During my pregnancies with Josh and Andy I didn’t visit many pregnancy sites and rarely jumped into any forum but I’m sure that’s because I didn’t have them so readily available to me through an iPhone. Now I read them daily and, surprisingly, they have been mostly drama-free, given the amount of hormonal women posting various topics. Sure there have been some heated debates but most women are respectful of others’ opinions and views even when the opinions and views are quite ridiculous.