I am 2cm dilated and 100% effaced, baby is in between +1 & +2 so would bouncing on a birthing ball really help me in any way? I have been in slow early labor for a week now. I lost my plug and had my bloody show last weekend. I have tons of snot crap coming out of my everyday and sometimes it has blood in it again. I just want this over!! I am in so much pain and I don't sleep anymore. What are the chances of bouncing bringing on labor? Will it help dilate me more?
Oh and I have been having contractions off and on now for a week. They are seeming to want to start up again today, they push her down and cause me pain on/in my cervix.
Well...I had a birthing ball and started using it with dd2 when i was about 7months pregnant, and used it pretty much everyday till i went into labour. i was 3cms dilated on my due date, had a sweep and used my ball but it didn't make me dilate more, i didnt go into labour fully till 9days later. i herd it also helps baby to get into the proper position yet she was back to back so it didn't do anything about that either.
Tbh i dont know the point in them didnt do much for me but it was comfy lol
I have been on my ball so much that my legs hurt and then I have to wait for a few days to use it again. I guess I will have to go out walking and see if it will help these contractions get regular but knowing my luck they will stop again. Thanks for the reply's ladies!!
Not so much bouncing on the ball as I understand it, but widening/opening your pelvis. Ive heard that a ton of walking and walking up stairs - sideways or with high knees, can really encourage labor. I know my mom walked 9 holes of golf with my dad the day before she had me.
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