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  1. Rebecca89

    Rebecca89 Well-Known Member

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    is a gym ball the same as a birthing ball? would they work the same way? xxx
     
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    Gsygal Well-Known Member

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    I've always assumed they were the same. Maybe a birthing ball is slightly less inflated so its more squishy to sit and rock on.
     
  3. Rebecca89

    Rebecca89 Well-Known Member

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    thanks, every birth one i have seen cost alot but i can get a gym ball for £3! cant see the difference really! xxx
     
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    I used a gym ball during my first labour. Did the trick!
     
  5. Jayjay027

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    I used a normal gym ball too, I spent the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy on it, loved it lol x

    Tapatalking from my blackberry!
     
  6. giz

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    Yes, it's more important to get one the right size though based on your height. If you google, there is info about it.

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    baby giz born 6th Feb 2011
    next one due 12th Aug 2013
     
  7. kedi376

    kedi376 Well-Known Member

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    I also lived on my for the last couple of months, only place i could get comfy. However the moment I went into Labour, it was the most uncomfortable place I could be. Strange
     
  8. Lulubelle

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    Someone correct me ikf I am wrong - I think they are essentially the same. The only difference is that a birthing ball is made out of thicker material and the valve may be slighty stronger to make it less likely to pop. However, I don;t think I have ever heard of anyone popping a gym ball anyway. I had one last time and really should start thinking about getting one for this time too as it was very comfortable!
     
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    I have heard an ikea on burst in our local maternity ward so avoid really cheap ones. They are essentially the same but they both have weight limits so check them. I have increased BMI and bought an anti burst one from sainsburys for £6. Just in case.
     

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