I'm looking at buying an exercise ball to use as a birthing ball but I'm not sure what size to get-any advice from fellow small people? I'm 5'1 and 65cm balls seem to be the norm, should I go down to 55cm or will that be too small? Thank you!
Thanks both! psmith I've been getting stuck on the sofa like a beached whale recently (33 wks) much to DH's amusement- maybe that's the way forward! I'm just concerned that if it's too tall I might go flying as my balance is a bit all over the place but I might give a 65cm one a trial run
I bought a 65cm gym ball from Argos. I think it was £7.99. It was very firm once fully inflated, but the pump supplied with it was next to useless - you'd never get enough air in it to fully inflate. I ended up using a proper pump for inflatable mattresses etc.
I bought one from Argos this week for Â£6.99. 65cm. I'm 5ft 3 and it's fine for me. Dh pumped it up and didn't seem to have any problems. I'm 35 weeks and finding it useful to relieve some of my hip pain.
I got a davina ball from argos. I am 5"2 and it was the perfect size. However I lent it to a tall friend who swapped it with someone for a bigger ball so the ball I have now is a huge mans ball and it is too big!
I bought a puncture resistant one from TK maxx- ATM try have loads of gym equipment out, so you can get yoga mats and gym balls quite cheaply. Mine was £10, marks down from £18.00. (I wanted a more expensive one with the puncture resistant coating)
The advice is to choose puncture resistant ball as it deflates slowly if punctured (!)