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Sawyerplus1:I've never 'used' when while in labor, but I love sitting on mine when pregnant. I just sit on it like normal and maybe bounce a bit. It helps support and open your pelvis, which can help LO get into a good position, and helps maintain your posture. It's one of the most comfortable ways I sit when I'm pregnant.
This! My doctor recommended I get one when I was having sciatic nerve pain, and it's so nice to sit on. Sometimes on the couch I get so uncomfortable and restless and sitting on the ball is awesome.
When I have bad lower back pain or hip pain, I sit and gently bounce or sway/swirl. Or, I'll hug it either in cow pose or child's pose. Basically, just such that my hips are tucked under a bit, and maybe I'll rock forward and back to relieve the aching for a while.
If baby is kicking me a lot, I sit and gently bounce and she'll stop kicking. If I sway, she'll often start kicking harder instead.
Surprise BFP 8/9/13, EDD 4/16/14, happy HB 8/26/13, mmc 8/27/13 discovered 9/12/13
goodbye my little angel.... mommy misses you
I use it and it helps my back and hips. I rotate on it. You can go onto YouTube and see some prenatal stretches with it.
One thing I WISH it had was a back and arm rests. That would be awesome!