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Birthing ball - where to buy?

(13 Posts)
Rhian82 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:37:42

I've seen in messages that quite a few people have birthing balls at home - where would you recommend buying one from?

Thanks!

foxytocin Thu 04-Sep-08 12:38:39

TkMaxx. If you can find one called Manuka, get it. I love it.

Iklboo Thu 04-Sep-08 12:39:40

Or argos. Don't spend loads as the exercise balls in TkMaxx & argos are exactly the same and don't cost the earth

ajm200 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:43:44

Big tesco stores have an exercise section and often sell exercise balls for just 2.99. Exactly the same as the expensive 'birthing' balls that some websites and stores promote

lulalullabye Thu 04-Sep-08 12:46:16

Just a little note to add, just make sure you get an anti burst one. My friend had hers burst as she was bouncing at 38 wks. As you can imagine it was painful !shock

tostaky Thu 04-Sep-08 13:37:52

and make sure that it is minimum 65cm... less than that and you wont be able to use it properly...

bikerunski Thu 04-Sep-08 14:08:58

Argos, get the Reebok one for about 8 or 9 quid, as it is big enough (65cm), anti burst and comes with a little dubbry to attach it to a bike pump to blow it up (which will take hours!, dont leave it to the last minute).

Rhian82 Fri 05-Sep-08 13:06:41

Thanks - will prob go with that one then, there's an Argos close to where we live

tinkhasanactivebean Fri 05-Sep-08 14:02:30

i got mine from nct website.

pippylongstockings Fri 05-Sep-08 14:33:52

Argos or tesco - doesn't have to be a birthing ball as such just one of those sports balls will do.

TantiK Fri 05-Sep-08 14:39:21

These are worth every penny - it was the only thing I was comfortable to sit on with my first pg. Mine was Argos/Reebok - must dig it out as I am pg again....

star6 Sat 06-Sep-08 12:59:34

I got a regular exercise ball, but I'm not very tall, so it is perfect size for me. If you're tall you will need a bigger one. I got one for £8 at a sports shop, but saw the SAME ONE at a big tesco for just £2.99.

waitinggirl Sat 06-Sep-08 13:45:25

if you're over 5'9" they recommend getting a 75cm one.

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