Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Peanut Ball
The Peanut Ball is originally an exercise ball, but just like the spherical exercise ball made its way to the labour comfort measures world, so has the peanut ball!
The Peanut Ball is super helpful for women who want to rest and lay down, but want to keep their pelvis open and active. It is also amazingly helpful for women labouring with an epidural because they can lay on their side, but maintain openness in their pelvis to facilitate baby's rotation and descent into the birth canal.
Here is an article on the benefits (and it has pictures!): https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/peanut-balls-for-labor-a-valuable-tool-for-promoting-progress
Here is a short video of the many ways a Peanut Ball can be used.
Posted by Kat @ Heart and Wisdom Birth