Using a Birth Ball During Your Pregnancy
I've found, the birthing ball is an excellent choice for sitting on during pregnancy. Most importantly you are sitting slightly forwards on the front of your sitz bones with your hips higher than your knees, your legs open wide, your knees in alignment with your ankles and your feet firmly connected to the earth. The free movement of the ball allows the muscles that stabilise the pelvis to be switched on, the natural curve of your spine to be maintained and your sacrum to be free. Gravity and movement on the ball encourages your baby into a better position reducing hip and back pain, and essentially assists you in preparing an easier passage for birth. So I encourage you to have one even if your just using it to sit on instead of the couch, at your desk, or at your table.