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The birth ball can be a best friend….really….

The Benefits of Birth Balls

Birth Balls aren’t really a new idea anymore. But just incase you were wanting to know a bit more on their benefits…..

Come Join Us Tuesday April 8th, 5:30

at IRMC

first floor Medical education room A

Free…..maybe you go home with a birth ball….as we have some to raffle off!


They are really a great investment. They are perfect for the entire pregnancy, labor and beyond!




What is a Birth Ball?

A Birth Ball is just a physical therapy/ exercise ball, but when used during pregnancy we like to call it a birth ball. It actually has a lot of great uses:

  • It can be used in prenatal and postpartum fitness programs.
  • When used in late pregnancy can help encourage the baby to engage in the OA position (the ideal position for labor)
  • It can be used for comfortable positioning during childbirth 
  • As well as for comforting the baby after birth.

How does sitting on a birth ball in pregnancy benefit you?
Sitting upright on the Birth Ball you have to assume proper posture. It is the perfect position to be in as much as possible during late pregnancy. It is highly recommended that during the last 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy women sit on the birth ball as much as possible while watching TV, relaxing or at the computer. (But the sooner the better in regards to sitting on the ball!)

I can’t stress enough that sitting on the birth ball is really the best place to sit, to encourage proper fetal positioning!! Abandon your couch!

JOIN US ON TUESDAY…..LEARN SO MUCH MORE

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