Can dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” induce labor? A pregnant mom named Bonnie Northsea wanted to get her baby out any way she could, so she tried grooving to the pop hit. While the plan did not quite work, the hilarious video is now going viral!
Northsea, who is 40-weeks pregnant with her second child, was trying to come up with ways to start the labor process. So when a pal suggested that walking or dancing could help, she knew just what song she wanted to use.
“I’ve always loved ‘Thriller,’ but I haven’t done the dance in five years,” the 32-year-old pregnant mother told Yahoo Parenting. “I pulled up a YouTube instructional video, did the dance, and figured I’d record it. I thought it would be something cute to make my friends laugh on Facebook.”
And it’s not just her friends who enjoyed this video of the pregnant mother dancing to “Thriller.” The clip quickly went viral on Facebook, with over 1.4 million views in less than a week. Bonnie Northsea then posted it on YouTube, as well, where it has more than 375,000 views.
Even the pregnant mom herself often watches the “Thriller” dancing video to help cheer herself up. “My husband is fighting a battle with testicular cancer (just diagnosed a month ago) so it has been difficult emotionally recently,” Northsea wrote in the YouTube description. “This video really helped as it caused me to laugh over and over again.”
Yet while this “Thriller” dance video does put the pregnant mother in a good mood, it didn’t get her baby born any faster. As of Sunday, Bonnie Northsea has still not gone into labor.