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stupid question re birthing ball?

(5 Posts)
j20baby Wed 19-Sep-07 20:34:31

borrowed one today, so what do i do, just bounce up and down?

am 38 weeks and would like to get baby progressing downwards!!

Bodkin Wed 19-Sep-07 20:48:11

Yup! I also used mine when in labour - balanced a pillow on top of it and knelt over it with my face buried in the pillow - kind of rocking backwards and forwards. Really helped.

j20baby Wed 19-Sep-07 21:01:41

ok doke thanks

Alfie72 Wed 19-Sep-07 22:15:34

Use it before labour and sit on it rather than slouch on a chair- helps babies position.

Before labour- Use it to do gentle squats- position the ball behind your back against the wall and do squats - squatting is apparently one of the best ways to deliver.

Sit on it and rock backwards and forwards and round and round clockwise and anti clockwise in your first stage- helps the baby position optimally.
Well, that's what our yoga teacher said anyway.

j20baby Thu 20-Sep-07 09:36:43

thank you

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