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Gym ball

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Sparklycat Tue 23-Feb-16 20:34:53

Have purchased a gym ball to sit on, a 65cm one, but I can't get it to inflate properly it's currently half the size it should be and no matter how much I pump it doesn't get any bigger. Any tips?? Thanks!

Fifi10 Tue 23-Feb-16 21:01:52

Have you tried using a track pump? It's the floor one you stand on and I find they stop the air coming back out whilst you're pumping. Had to get DP to sort mine smile

Inwaiting Tue 23-Feb-16 21:48:52

Sorry no advice this end. I just wondered how far along do you start using birthing ball?

Runningupthathill82 Wed 24-Feb-16 07:14:01

Whenever you feel like sitting on it, really. You'll come to a point when sitting on chairs is uncomfortable, and sitting on - or leaning over - the ball is an easier way to spend the evening.

You might also want to use the ball for pregnancy yoga positions. I used mine throughout pregnancy both times, from pretty much the beginning - but then I used a gym ball for core stuff before I was pg anyway, so was used to having it around the house.

I really started using it to sit on, regularly, from around 28 weeks I would think. When I started getting very big and my hips hurt.

Fifi10 Wed 24-Feb-16 11:32:25

I used one before pregnancy at gym for core/butt work and in place of a weights bench.

I use my new home one more for my back, sitting on it and doing hip rotations to loosen everything up. No idea what else you're meant to do with it antenatally!

Sparklycat Wed 24-Feb-16 14:35:15

I've only for mine out with 2 months to go, as sitting on sofa is uncomfortable now.

Loraline Wed 24-Feb-16 14:38:38

They're great for bouncing the baby to sleep when it's born too. grin

Dixiechick17 Wed 24-Feb-16 15:17:54

The instructions on mine said to blow up as much as possible then leave overnight and resume the following day to get it to its full size.

Sparklycat Wed 24-Feb-16 15:45:20

Ah fab!! I will try that.

Dixiechick17 Wed 24-Feb-16 19:09:31

Get someone else to blow it up whilst you pop your feet up :D

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