A birth ball is just like a gym ball that you use to exercise, but slightly larger. It allows pregnant women to sit comfortably and even practice positions for labor. It also has more benefits, such as a good core workout.
Moving around can become more challenging as you grow. A birthing ball is much more comfortable during pregnancy to sit on than desk chairs or sofas. It also has a little bit of a bounce making it easier to get on and off.
Exercise and pain relief
A birthing ball can also improve posture and balance and exercise your core muscles. When you rock or bounce on it gently, your stomach and back muscles will be working hard to keep you balanced and upright.
A birth ball can also distribute weight more evenly. It can help relieve back pain and support your knees and ankles. It’s also a great way to get your baby into the correct position for delivery.
Using a birth ball during the later stages of pregnancy helps move the baby into the correct position for birth.
A birthing ball can also help reduce the pain of contractions during labor. While moving during a contraction, the birthing ball will support your body, easing the pain. Also, sitting on the ball with your legs wide apart can help open your pelvis ready for birth.
When can I use a birth ball?
You can start using a birth ball at any point in your pregnancy for gentle exercise, help with aches, pains, and getting your baby into the correct position.
When using a birth ball:
- Use a floor with carpet or rug for more safety and stability.
- Go barefoot. If not, make sure to wear non-slip shoes or socks.
- Place your feet flat and far apart on the floor, ensuring your knees are lower than your hips.
- Once you’ve become more familiar with the birthing ball, use it throughout your pregnancy. Even at your desk while working!
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