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Do u really think bouncing on a exercise ball really can help labor?

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amylynn4919

Asked by amylynn4919 at 10:27 PM on Jun. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • during? it helps distract you from the pain,like some women rock.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • It helped me. I didn't bounce so much as rocked. I also used it against my chest to lay against so I wasn't supporting with my arms.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:29 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • I loved it when I was in labor
    sk_tennyson

    Answer by sk_tennyson at 10:37 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • Hey do what you gotta do to help. i'm taking the epideral. =)
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 10:42 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • The ball i loved the ball when I was in labor. It took so much of the pressure off my back. I loved the ball it was my saver.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • It's the motion of squating when you bounce into the ball that helps. For the fact that it helps bring baby down easier.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:52 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • I just walked around the house and I headed into the nursery when a contraction started. It helped me keep my eye on "the prize".
    Mel_in_PHX

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 12:54 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • Yes, well I feel that it's more rocking and swaying ( "supported squat position), than bouncing.

    But if you feel like bouncing then there must be a reason...
    ;-)
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:09 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • It really helped me! I did actually bounce on it... not like trying to touch the ceiling bouncing just small bounces and it really helped open my cervix and bring her down. Idk if its for everyone but it's worth a try.
    young-not-dumb

    Answer by young-not-dumb at 1:15 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • It does help. Squatting helps bring the baby down and open the cervix. The rocking motion is comforting.
    rhianonmat

    Answer by rhianonmat at 5:29 PM on Jun. 20, 2010

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