Are birthing balls really any good?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Laura--x, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    I keep thinking whether or not i should go out and get one or not.

    Money isn't the issue i can get one for quite cheap, but is it worth getting one now or should i just stick to a pile of pillows? :rofl:
     
  2. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    TBH hun i bought 1 from argos for about £6 and i havent been able to use it that much as my back hurt when im on it for more than 15mins and need OH to get me off it lol

    I bounced almost the whole 1st week after my sweep at 38weeks, NOTHING! lol
    Ive heard they are good to get bubs in the right position and to help u dialate once ur in established labour
     
  3. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    Yeah thats where im going to go if i get one lol.

    Im in early labor i don't know whether it's worth getting one or not because shes already in the right position and fully engaged x
     
  4. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    Ditto :D

    Hun if it makes you feel better, get one :D
    Mind the pump that came with it was RUBBISH OH ended up blowing mine up, just btw lol
     
  5. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    They are good in labour for allowing you to get in to good positions to encourage dilation and babys descent without tiring you out too much. Plus they are a comfy seat for the OH/midwife if you give up on it!! xxxx
     
  6. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    I got mine for about a fiver from argos, i must admit i do like sitting on it, i kinda rock while sitting on it and i can feel pressure at the bottom of my stomach, dont think its actually sped anything up though as I'm still here with 5 days to go and not much sign of baby yet xxx
     
  7. BumbleBump

    BumbleBump Mummy to 3 girlies!

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    The past few evenings, my ball has been the only thing I can get comfy on! So for me it was an awesome buy (only £3 in Sainsburys :D Although it's not anti burst so I'm a little scared it might go pop on me one day >.<).

    So I don't regret mine at all, but no idea what it's like for labour, I didn't know anything about them the last time x
     
  8. Dani33

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    I love mine and really believe that it helped bubs' head to engage etc. I find it comfy too. Not sure about labour yet.....
     
  9. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

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    i got one.... its ok.. Ill let you know if uit was worth it in a couple of weeks once ive had my home birth :)
     
  10. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhhhhhh yes! Take it from someone who now has a LO, they are FAB for getting things moving. When I was induced, I bounced and sat on one from 8pm-8am the next day, the whole time I was contracting.
     
  11. claire-lou

    claire-lou Jack & Martha's Mummy

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    Mine was great in early labour and I still sit on it now
     
  12. Pixie

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    I love mine!! I sit on it at night while watching the tellie - not sure if it's actually doing much but bub's has been head down for weeks and weeks so must be doing something I guess!! Midwife at the antenatal class said that they were great to use in labour xx
     

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