Birthing ball?

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  1. lhamil88

    lhamil88 jack's mummy

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    quick question...what size are you suppose to have a birthing ball i've seen 2 in argos one 65cm and one 75cm but theses are both gym balls is it better to get a 'proper' birth ball?....any ideas?

    cheers ladys xx:thumbup:
     
  2. firegal

    firegal Well-Known Member

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    Totally depends on your height hun. I'm about 5ft9 so I've got a 175cm ball. How tall are you?

    Gym balls are fine to use as long as they're anti-burst balls. Some of the cheaper ones aren't, so you need to check :)
     
  3. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    I've got the 65cm ball as I'm a short-arse (5ft 1) - like FG says it's based on your height, its got something to do with when you sit on it your pelvis is meant to be at a certain angle and the height of the ball affects it.

    I got my ball from www.birthease.co.uk and I love it. It seems stronger than the exercise balls you get, its anti-burst and anti-slip and came with a free pump.. and it also arrived the day after I ordered it. I think it was about £15, and well worth the money in my opinion.
     
  4. redpoppy

    redpoppy Well-Known Member

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    If you're over 5'8 its a 75cm one. A 65cm one for under that height. You'd have to be under 5' I believe to get one smaller than that. It HAS to be anti burst so if it does end up getting punctured it deflates slowly not suddenly (which would have slapstick value but would actually be VERY dangerous if you're pregnant!) and when you sit on it, your hips should be about 8 - 10cm above your knees.

    I got mine from birthease too and its really helped my lower back pain. Although I finally figured out it was my mattress causing it so now we have a new one arriving that i'm pretty sure we spent too much money on. :blush:
     
  5. stargazer

    stargazer Mummy & pregnant

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    Im looking at getting one too. Was just going to get a excercise ball but I think i might order one of that site now since it comes reccommended. Thanks x
     
  6. amylw1

    amylw1 my 3 boys in avatar. x

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    i'm just bouncing round the house on the eldest sons "space hopper" (its of adult size)!
     
  7. craftymum

    craftymum Mum to Jacob and Jenna

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    lol! I have a reebok one I got from argos not sure if it's 65 or 75cms though
     
  8. lhamil88

    lhamil88 jack's mummy

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    hehe...i went and got one this mornin from argos as it was a 75cm and cheaper than the other sites...and it's great i'm bouncing as we talk lol....cheers for the help guys!!!
     
  9. bana

    bana Mummy to Tristan

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    i got the cheap argos one for less than a fiver and i think it was 65, no point in paying more for a birthing ball cuz there exactly the same as the gym ball, apart from if it pops u go flat on yr ass as opposed to slowly deflating but it shouldnt pop anyway they hold alot of weight! x
     
  10. dom

    dom Mum, Dad, Kenzie & Ella x

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    I bought one of these yesterday, a yoga ball. 65cm. When are you supposed to start sitting on them to get your bubba into the correct position for birth? My ds was back-to-back so wanted to try and get this one the right way around.

    Hope this one will be OKay with it not being anti-burst?? Was trying to look for a max weight, but it doesnt say it on it. I was 10.5stone pre-preg, not sure what I am now, not weighed myself.

    thanks xx
     
  11. bana

    bana Mummy to Tristan

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    oh my god dont worry about it im 15 stone and my ball is still holding out! ull be fine i cant remember the max weight but i think its more than 16 stone (i hope) lol!
     
  12. lhamil88

    lhamil88 jack's mummy

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    the max for mine is 18st... so it's all good...for now:blush: lol
     
  13. dom

    dom Mum, Dad, Kenzie & Ella x

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    Phew <lmao> had images of me crashing to my backside and my waters bursting all over the place!! :D x
     
  14. rubyrose

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    I got a 65cm one im 5'5 they are good, think it helped my lo engage x
     
  15. charlottesma

    charlottesma Mum to 2!

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    mine says tested up to 300KG so I don;t think I need to worry!
     
  16. Rebaby

    Rebaby Mama to 2 boys

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation gersprincess :thumbup:

    I'm in the market for a birthing ball and there are soooo many types to chose from i've been totally bamboozled :dohh: but just had a look at that site and i'm impressed, think i might have to order one and get bouncing :happydance:
     
  17. Lazy Leo

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    Since I started boinging about on my ball I've been desperate to get myself a spacehopper to properly bounce about the house on :blush: but I think that may perhaps be a little irresponsible so I'm holding off till after the birth and healing and then I might get a proper space-hop! I remember having so much fun on those things as a kid!!!

    PS, I don't think gentle bouncing on a spacehopper is irresponsible, but the fact I actually want to boing across the room on it lol!!!
     

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