The best part of waking up….is Folgers in your muff!
That is just one of many trolly responses to the new trend of women “coffee steaming” their vaginas. This is a thing. that. Is. Real. I add superfluous periods for dramatic effect because, yes, I am utterly gobsmacked at news of this new ‘practice.” The idea behind the coffee steaming, or “coffee potty method,” is that it will help induce labor for the pregnant ladies.
When a woman is nine months pregnant and ready to pop, she’ll try almost anything to get the labor party started — spicy food, sex, exercise. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tried-and-true method from her midwife or something totally bonkers she read on a message board online. But even natural remedies and old wives’ tales can come with serious risks. And a new DIY labor-induction technique that involves using coffee to “steam your vagina” has doctors raising their eyebrows.
The “coffee potty method” can supposedly induce labor by using caffeine to start contractions — but you don’t drink it.According to the parenting blog Family Friendly, the “hack” involves squatting naked over a bowl of boiling coffee and letting the steam waft up into your lady garden. The caffeine “stimulates the uterus to contract,” while the steam is said to loosen the mucus plug. It can be carried out in just six steps:1. Place plastic bowl in toilet.
2. Heat up water in a kettle.
3. Place 1 cup to 2 cups of ground coffee into plastic bowl.
4. Pour hot water over the coffee grounds.
5. Squat over the bowl and place a towel over you legs to keep the steam in.
6. Steam your lady parts for about 20 minutes.