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Meet the birthball…

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It can truly be your best friend during pregnancy

and certainly labor!

Here’s what you stand to gain while using the big blue ball:

Conditioning –Gentle exercise on the birthing ball can strengthen the abdominal "pushing" muscles, as well as the lower-back muscles that minimize back pain. So starting early with the birthing ball is a plus.

Physical Relief –Kneeling over the ball can ease back strain and encourage the baby to settle into an optimal position.

 Comfort –During the last few weeks of pregnancy, especially, the birthing ball is often more comfortable than a chair or bed – not to mention, easier to get onto and off of!

 
Relaxation –The ball can be used for massage and general relaxation as well as for practicing birth positions.

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Join us Tuesday August 16th at 5:30 at Partners

         to learn more about this helpful orb!

     we will be giving away 2-3 of them in class

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