Birthing balls are an excellent addition to your birth & new mum toolkit: a vinyl exercise ball is in fact specifically designed and safe for use during pregnancy, labour and post-birth. Read More
Did you know you can use a birthing ball at any stage of your pregnancy? And it’ll be particularly helpful from 32 weeks onward. We carry a range of birthing balls which are recognised as being compliant with the European Medical Device Quality Directive, and benefits of use in the lead-up to labour include reducing lower back pain, practicing getting into different birthing positions, and even aiding you in changing the position of your baby in the latter stages of pregnancy. When used early in labour, birthing balls can also be excellent tools to help you manage those first contractions. And after birth, your birthing ball will be the perfect piece of equipment to ease your body back into shape while you are still healing.
Check out the Gymnic Birthing Ball, with benefits such as helping you maintain good posture during pregnancy, strengthening abdominal muscles and helping to increase blood flow to the uterus, placenta and the growing baby. Don’t forget to pick up a The Gymmic Faster Blaster Birthing Ball Pump, designed to half inflation time! For a guide to all of your pregnancy ball exercises, look no further than the Pregnancy Gymnastics Manual, where you’ll find exercises for each trimester of pregnancy, including step by step instructions and illustrations. Or try the Wellfit Softgym Over Ball Red, which is easily inflatable and seeks to help you with pregnancy and postpartum exercises, thanks to its elasticity and resistance. Order your pregnancy ball from PregnancyAndBaby.ie before 2pm for next working day delivery in Ireland!