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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 15:12 PM   1
Wantingbbbump
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What does bouncing on a birthing ball really do?


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.



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 15:15 PM   2
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If u rotate ur hips it helps with dilation aswel as gettin baby into optimum position hunnie xxx



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 15:18 PM   3
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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



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 15:25 PM   4
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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!!



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2012, 17:08 PM   5
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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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