Standing leaning over
the birth ball

  • When the exercise ball is placed on the bed or a chair the mother can lean into it.
  • This encourages pelvic sway and mobility.
  • This positioning is especially good in the shower. Point the shower head at your lower back or get your partner to massage you
  • Gravity assists in the decent of the baby
  • The mother can tolerate standing longer when supported with the birth ball

More information on the birthing ball/labor ball:
What is a birth ball?
Labor ball tips from our readers
New study shows pain reduction

Other positions using the birth ball:
Sitting on the exercise ball
Sitting on the ball leaning forward
Kneeling leaning over the ball
Squatting back.

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