birthing ball


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birthing ball

A rubber ball used in labour that can support up to 300 pounds (136 kg); they are said to open the pelvic outlet, support pressure points and help gravity work with the woman’s body to speed labour. A woman in labour sits on the ball in a natural, comfortable, squatting-type position.

birthing ball

A large soft rubber ball used by women during childbirth to give support and to aid pain relief.
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Sitting on a birthing ball, however, opens up the pelvis and relieves pressure off the sacrum to help open up the area and relax the muscles.
I had a go with the birthing ball and the hammock, I've never seen one of those before.
I spent the night of Christmas Eve in hospital slowly bouncing on my birthing ball watching the Coronation Street and EastEnders Christmas specials with my mum," recalls Vicki.
A spa bath, aromotherapy and gas and air ease the pain of mums-to-be at both facilities and a birthing ball helps mums keep mobile.
Armed with her birthing bag, she uses the prenatal visits to introduce the birthing ball, a plastic rolling pin filled with ice and other tools designed to make childbirth more comfortable for women.
She said, 'I'm bouncing on a birthing ball eating breakfast.
Previously pregnant women have been encouraged to use a birthing ball to help their posture and to get the baby into the correct position for a natural birth.
North Tyneside General Hospital's Maternity Unit recently received an alternative to the ever-popular birthing ball, helping women in labour through the process of natural childbirth.
He was sat on the birthing ball at the time bouncing up and down as if it were a space hopper and then asked if we could get a kebab on the way home.