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Birthing Balls

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MrsH128 Thu 27-Apr-17 21:41:25

random question really but i'm 29weeks now and was in with midwife yesterday she mentioned that i should be using a birthing ball now

so obviously i went straight out and bought one but just wondering what are the benefits from using it now?

SaltedCaramelEverything Fri 28-Apr-17 06:28:59

I found mine really helped with back pain - there were days I couldn't sit on the sofa! They're good for a bit of exercise too.

When you get to about 35 weeks try and use it a bit each day as it gets baby into a good position for labour. It's meant to help avoid baby being back to back (whereas slouching on the sofa encourages it - can be a more painful labour)

MrsH128 Fri 28-Apr-17 08:05:28

great advice

thank you very much

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