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birthing ball

(5 Posts)
K8eee Thu 27-Mar-14 14:54:48

currently sat bouncing like a mad man swinging my hips about on my gym ball, am over due by 4 days angry

anyway, how long and how often should I use it?

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 27-Mar-14 18:22:31

I used mine all the time when i was overdue as i thought it was meant to help 'bring the baby down' but have since heard from a reliable source that keeping active in labour/gravity and all that jazz is a load of shit. Grr. I went 12 days overdue and got so fed up i had an extra hot madras and that got the little fucker DS out

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 18:29:44

I never sat on anything else from about 32wks. So I bounced on mind for hours each day for weeks. I don't think it does any harm if that's what you're worrying about?

NancyJones Thu 27-Mar-14 18:32:54

I think gravity definitely helps in labour. Definitely!!! Not sure it helps to bring on labour if you're overdue though I think keeping very active from about 30wks helps baby come down into a good position.
So it may not stop you actually going overdue but definitely helps on labour. I birthed my 3 stood up and it definitely helped.

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 27-Mar-14 18:35:04

Thought i'd add the disclaimer that i was, of course, being a bit dry. I don't actually think it's a load of shit! Sit on your ball woman.. get that bebe oot

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