In honor of Rebekah being so close to D-day, I think we should compile a list of the foolproof ways to jump-start labor that people so helpfully suggest to women in the last days of a pregnancy. In my experience, these brilliant suggestions are particularly, ah, charming, when they are offered after one's actual due date, by representatives of the male of the species.
I'll get us started:
1. Just relax and have a beer.
2. Eat spicy foods.
3. Take a car ride down a bumpy road.
4. Jump on the bed.
5. Drink castor/cod liver oil. One of my friends actually tried this, and it did produce something--but not a baby. Er. Ugh.
So, feel free to chime in with your favorites, and also mention whether you've had any luck with them! Because scoff though we may, there's a certain desperation that sets in, especially after the official date has come...and gone...