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How do you women use your exercise ball during pregnancy? Do you just sit and bounce? Do you roll your back on it to stretch it out? Did it help any of your babies to drop down a little?
Bouncing on an exercise ball doesn't always work..
Does the exercise ball help u go in labor or just make labor easier or helps tge baby drop
I have used the ball since week 31 I'm 35 almost 36 weeks I am 80 percent effaced no dilation yet but I sit on the ball everyday whenever I am on the computer or watching tv I barely am ever on the couch I bounce n roll n rock lol and walk like 3 miles a day not at a fast pace but still and I think it's helping dr said baby is very low were just waiting for dilation :) he's almost 7 lbs already sheesh it's surprising cuz I've barely started to gain weight just this week n only 4 lbs!!!!!!!
Has anyone used or know of anyone that has used an exercise ball to help get labor going or make baby drop or help them to dilate?
Has anybody tried sitting on an exercise ball to induce labour? Just went and bought one and wondering does anyone have success stories? Im due today and as of last wednesday 2cm dilated, partially effaced and 4/5ths palpable..
i have one never used it for exercise but it helped break my waters with my 1st child
I loved my exercise ball with my first pregnancy! It helped my back and hip pain and helped me dilate to 4cm by 38 weeks. I sat on it all the time (eat dinner, watch tv, reading a book, work on my scrapbook, etc.). I started using it around 30 weeks.
Has anyone tried using a birthing/exercise ball while in labor? I'm being induced Friday morning at exactly 39 weeks. And I'm trying to find alternative natural ways of relieving the contraction pains. I'm getting an epidural, but my doctor wants me to wait till I'm 4-5 cm dilated to get it. So I'd like to try different things to help while waiting for the medicine. Any other suggestions?
Also something that help with with my last baby was bouncing on a ball or sitting on a chair that was low to the ground.
Also, Four Square was our favorite sport to play, we'd walk for miles to find paved roads in order to scribe chalk squares and play with a ball. We also loved tether ball! All you need is a tree, a rope and a rubber ball. If you don't live in a place where you have a yard, you can take your child to a park. Ice skating is always a fun winter activity! We never had skates but we still had a lot of fun slipping around on the frozen ponds back on the farm. Fun days!
You want those muscles strong, but not inflamed. Light plank holds and exercise ball workouts are good. Plus I find its really easy to oull an ab with all the relaxin and round ligament pain. Let you abs relax drink something with some sugar and see if he gets moving around again.
Which is ok, but with the weather getting colder, I can't tolerate outside much. We have an exercise room with several different machines, but I don't want to overdo it. I still feel off-balance with bending down & up & around too much, so vertical or sitting down outstreched maybe. Any suggestions would be appreciated so I don't hurt my head. Thank You.
At week did you girls start using the exercise ball? Im 31 weeks tomorrow and w my first two i had to be induced but with this one everything is so different and im already having alot of pressure doc said just take it easy for now..
I got so wrapped up with the "mental exercise" question I forgot all about the original question! LOL At 3.5 months, a puppy is still very much a baby, and still needs quite a bit of sleep. At that age, their attention span is still very short, as well, so 15 minutes at a time is usually sufficient.
I have one but I'm only 25 weeks. I use it for squats and stretching and pelvic tilts.
I got an exercise ball haven't used it much but will since dr checked me at 35.2 and I was still high up and 0 dilation.
Any thoughts on a exercise ball to help baby move lower and get in position for birth?
I just looked up on YouTube birthing ball exercises. And for those who don't know a birthing ball is the same as those big bouncy work out balls you sit on they sell them for 8$ at Walmart.
If so I bought mine at walmart (I think the medium size one) and I am pretty sure it said exercise or yoga ball on the box. It was like 12 dollars. It helped me bc I would sit on it all the time and was dialated to 2 cm by 34 weeks and 4 cm by 38 weeks and had my son at 39+5.
I heard going on a birthing ball weeks before you due can help with the labour, iv just bin on my ball for ten mins just slowly bouncing & moving my hips round & round, now iv *** off im having wat seems strong braxton hicks but with lots of pressure & shooting pains down below is this normal? Im 36+2 on my.
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I wish the doctor would have recommended this ball a long time ago. Good thing is I've used exercise ball before so I already knew how to balance and all but let kids have mine when I found out I was pregnant because I didn't know you could still use them. I found a few more exercises online like pelvic tilts but not sure how to do them going to ask therapist to show me today. I so want to be able to enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. I have had terrible back pain entire time.
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