The last month of pregnancy can be the toughest one of all for an expecting mother (perhaps for the significant other too). With three kids of my own, I can certainly attest that you reach a point of feeling, “yep, I’m ready!”
At 39 weeks pregnant, one mom decided to try and speed things up by dancing with her husband to Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up.” But did it actually work?
People from across the nation have been taking part in the latest craze – “The Git Up” challenge. From police officers to construction workers, the internet is flooded with participants getting down to the dance tune.
“The Git Up” is considered a country rap track that even has its own set of line dancing steps to go along with it. After Blanco Brown’s music video was posted on YouTube in June of 2019, it went viral. Right now it has more than 19 million views!
The pregnant mom in the video below was hoping to “dance her baby out” – and what better way than to take on “The Git Up” challenge. She grabbed her husband, daughter, and of course, a camera to record it all.
It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to try inducing labor at home with natural methods. From castor oil, spicy foods, and exercise – there are many popular options.
However, experts don’t necessarily believe that all these techniques work. New York midwife Elizabeth Stein, CNM told WebMD: “There are no proven non-medical ways for inducing labor naturally.”
WebMD also points out that:
“The only safe and reliable methods for starting labor involve medications given at the hospital. Most other techniques are rumors, unlikely to help at best and potentially harmful. Only a couple show any promise, and the jury is still out on those.”
That wasn’t gonna stop this pregnant mama from at least trying! With how new “The Git Up” challenge is – I mean, you never know?
Facing the camera, the husband and wife duo start dancing to the country rap tune. They do a little two-step, some cowboy boogie, and a little spinning action. It’s a catchy song where Blanco calls for everyone to “have some fun.”
Looking at their faces they’re having the time of their lives!
What’s most incredible is that even with a giant 39-week belly, it doesn’t hold the mom back. She’s a great dancer – and her husband’s not too bad himself.
One of the best parts is their tiny daughter, who’s in the scene as well. She steals the spotlight at times with her own dance moves – but then gets distracted by the tv too (I totally get it).
The couple rolls their shoulders, does some slip and slide, and the butterfly. If you haven’t seen or tried “The Git Up” challenge for yourself, everything about it is entertaining, to say the least!
At one point though, the pregnant woman pushes herself possibly too far. She squats down dancing as Blanco sings, “Take it down now, take it, take it down now.” Her expression says it all.
While the family was successful in rocking “The Git Up” challenge, did it help bring on baby? They gave their answer in the description of the video.
“Doing the GitUpChallenge to wiggle the baby out!! This dance was done on July 9, 2019 and we had our baby July 10, 2019!”
It’s uncertain whether all the dancing really was her key to labor (or just a fun way to spend the last day as a family of three). However, surely their baby was born with their dancing shoes on!
Press play to see this expecting mama get down to “The Git Up.”
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