Swiss ball

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Swiss ball


[From the early use of exercise balls by physical therapists in Switzerland during the 1960s.]

Swiss ball

n
(General Sporting Terms) a very large inflatable ball made of strong elastic rubber, used for physical exercise and in physiotherapy
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The CUB is superior to the closestcompeting product, the birth ball, in its versatility and application.
A few hours later, I would find myself in the same position, this time with my legs flung precariously over a big blue birth ball with another group of pregnant ladies scheduled to give birth at one of the private clinics nearby.
I got out my birth ball and we worked through about 3 contractions together, chattering excitedly in between about when to call our support people.
Allow students to try hand held massagers, hot and cold packs, a Rebozzo, and birth ball during labor practices (ICEA Guide, pp.
Sitting on a birth ball * Squatting on the bed with a squatting bar
If she is sitting on a birth ball, or if she is side-lying in bed, a support person can use one hand to provide counter pressure on the sacrum and the other hand to press one or the other knee back towards the pelvis.
Pull in the birth ball, pull in a rocking chair, get the pillows on the floor so she can get on hands and knees, raise the bed so she can do the standing leaning positions, bring her partner in there to slow dance with her, do the mama sandwich and the supported sit.
Robin suggested many things, including bouncing on the birth ball, rocking in the glider in the baby's room, walking outside, and standing in the shower.
Soon we got up for a bathroom trip, and the nurse got a birth ball for Jane.
Michele spent the next hour or so on the birth ball, with contractions coming about every 3-5 minutes.