Birth Balls & positioning

Sitting on a birth ball, bouncing up and down, swaying from side to side helps encourage the baby into a good, head down position, whilst toning the ligaments supporting the uterus.

Sitting on a chair the wrong way round, or being in an all four’s position, either on hands and knees or leaning over the ball. FYI – all the positions are also excellent for labour!

See the Optimal Foetal Positioning – Biomechanics of Birth page for the techniques that help to relax you and your partner.

Using a ball in labour

Using a chair in labour