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Ask your midwife about specific birthing ball exercises that are suitable for you. Common ones include:

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  • I can’t recommend this book enough so go grab a copy of the , get yourself a good birthing ball and let me know how you feel when you start benefitting from the birthing ball exercises you will be doing now and after your birth.

    Exercising while you are pregnant can also help you significantly during labour. If there’s one thing that I would change about my birth experience, it’s that I would have worked on my leg muscles much more than I did. During labour your body will tell you to get into positions which enable the quickest and safest birth, some of these positions you may never have spent much time in and certainly for me, I had never tried kneeling or squatting for five hours before. This resulted in severe leg shake during labour and a couple of days where my legs ached more than any other part of my body. I spent the majority of my birth day on a birthing ball so I would have benefited greatly from taking the time out during my pregnancy to do some birthing ball exercises.

  • Exercising while you are pregnant can also help you significantly during labour. If there’s one thing that I would change about my birth experience, it’s that I would have worked on my leg muscles much more than I did. During labour your body will tell you to get into positions which enable the quickest and safest birth, some of these positions you may never have spent much time in and certainly for me, I had never tried kneeling or squatting for five hours before. This resulted in severe leg shake during labour and a couple of days where my legs ached more than any other part of my body. I spent the majority of my birth day on a birthing ball so I would have benefited greatly from taking the time out during my pregnancy to do some birthing ball exercises.

    I can’t recommend this book enough so go grab a copy of the , get yourself a good birthing ball and let me know how you feel when you start benefitting from the birthing ball exercises you will be doing now and after your birth.

  • Along with these birthing ball exercises, you can also try other simple exercises, for instance, walking up a flight of stairs two at a time. You can also go on short walks each day in your last couple weeks of pregnancy to try and push the baby further downward and put even more pressure on the cervix. With all exercises, birthing ball related and otherwise, you should exercise caution and not try to take it too fast. The guidance of a physician can be helpful and even essential to make sure you .

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Li Y-H et al. 2013. Effect of birth ball exercise combined with free maternal position on labour pain, sense of labor self-control and gestational outcomes. , (9): 011.