Have a birth ball in labour

Why would you use a ball in labour?

It gives you pelvic mobility.

When you are sitting on the ball keep your feet on the ground and move the ball around with your body.

The ball is soft and nice to sit on.

Helps with back pain.

Opens up your pelvis

It can encourage foetal descent as the mum sits upright and this creates gravity.

Changes the baby's position.

Ball can strengthen tummy muscles and perineal support.