Birth Ball Tips

Birth Ball Tips

When they sit on the ball their knees should be at a right angel to their hips or I actually prefer their hips to be slightly higher. When the knees are higher the baby moves out of OFP (Optimal Fetal Position).

Choosing the right size birth ball:

  • If you’re 5’ 8″ or shorter, use a 55 cm ball
  • If you’re 5’ 9″or taller, over 200 pounds use a 65 cm ball.
  • If you are athletic and are used to using a ball you can use a 75 cm
  • When you’re seated on the ball, your knees should be level with your hips.
  • The firmer the ball the harder it will be to balance on it. During pregnancy, you might want to consider using a larger, softer ball.