Worried about pushing out a baby? Push this balloon out instead.
An invention filed with the U.S. Patent Office allows pregnant women to partially insert a balloon in the vagina and push it out, in order to practice giving birth, reports Jezebel.
According to the patent, when inflated in the vagina, the balloon tapers conically toward the waist, which "causes the orifice of the birth canal to dilate in a manner similar to that caused by the emerging head of a baby." Pregnant women can then "exercise by pushing the balloon out of the vagina in preparation for giving birth."
"It's very interesting, but seems soooooo unnecessary and silly," says momlogic OB/GYN Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz. "Anyone who actually thinks that practicing with a balloon is ANYTHING like actually pushing a baby out is living in a fantasy. God bless America, though, right? Where else could you invent and patent this thing?"
Would you try this?