How to use the birth ball
BIRTH BALL BENEFITS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤰🏼During Pregnancy
✏️ Sitting and rolling with the ball encourages movement and pelvic mobility.
✏️ Helps to prevent and relieve back pain.
✏️ It means using your pelvic floor muscles without noticing and toning these muscles as a result.
✏️ Encourages baby to settle into optimal position for birth. ⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙎🏼♀️ During Labour
✏️ Natural swaying on the ball encourages baby to descend.
✏️ Provides perineal support without a lot of pressure.
✏️ Keeps baby aligned in the pelvis.
✏️ The sitting position opens the pelvis.
✏️ Allows partner to massage your back.
✏️ Kneel and lean over the ball can aid an OP baby turn into correct position.
✏️ Moving on the ball helps your breathing flow more easily. ⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤱🏼 After baby is born
✏️ The ball provides support without excessive pressure on the perineum.
✏️ If you breastfeed, it keeps posture correct and gently exercises the mother while nursing.
✏️ Babies like gently bouncing when the person cuddling them is sitting on the ball.
✏️ If you need to wind your baby, you can sit with your baby on your shoulders and gently bounce up and down. This helps your baby’s digestion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From there, when your baby is a few months old and you are feeling ready, you can use the ball as a way to rebuild your muscle tone.