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Exercise Ball

Hello mommies & expecting mommies (: i'm expecting my first child on june 22nd, but i think he may come sooner. I'm 24wks & 5dys preg! I was wondering.. do exercise balls really help? As far as stretching & getting ready for the big day? I was thinking about buying one.
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4456535 tn?1355898238
Bump im thinkin of the same thing
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Yes it does I just ordered one but I have really bad back pains and I used my cousins and it worked wonders
4444857 tn?1383329413
Bump, I wanna know too! And when do you start using it?
4516107 tn?1356307667
You can use it towards the end of your pregnancy. Once baby is head down it helps engage babies head and creates pressure which in turn helps you dilate. Walking has the same effect.
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Thank you, i will try it out(:
4562329 tn?1363822260
It really helps
4774515 tn?1359653604
Yes!!! With my first starting at 30 wks I would sit and rock on my ball all the time. I was 2cm by 34 wks and 4 cm by 38 wks and went into labor at 39+5. I had such a great labor with my son :) I will do the same with this pregnancy...instead of sitting on the couch I will be planting my bum on the exercise ball!!
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Might be a dumb question but do you just sit on the ball? Lol I'm a ftm and plan on trying everything :)!
4774515 tn?1359653604
Sit,lightly bounce,roll lol
4193337 tn?1355701972
You can bounce on it or roll side to side or back and forth. Even just sitting helps cause it opens your hips
4838161 tn?1369534946
I am 22 weeks pregnant and i had asked my doc about this because i have been having hip problems and a ball was suggested to help with my hip....it has worked wonders
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I have used the ball since week 31 I'm 35 almost 36 weeks I am 80 percent effaced no dilation yet but I sit on the ball everyday whenever  I am on the computer or watching tv I barely am ever on the couch I bounce n roll n rock lol and walk like 3 miles a day not at a fast pace but still and I think it's helping dr said baby is very low were just waiting for dilation :) he's almost 7 lbs already sheesh it's surprising cuz I've barely started to gain weight just this week n only 4 lbs!!!!!!! But get the ball it works I also drink raspberry tea leaf and take the pills seems to be helping since I am effaced almost fully now to just start dilating would be wonderful lol
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