The birth ball is a tool that can be used before, during and after labor. It can help ease back pain and open the pelvis. While your hospital might have balls for you to use, I suggest having your own at home to sit on during the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy.
A cover for your birth ball makes the ball soft, clean and easy to carry…not to mention cute! If you are using a hospital ball you can bring your own cover to turn the hospital ball into a clean birth tool. YourDoulaBag covers are machine washable and loved by moms and doulas alike.
The peanut ball is the hottest tool for labor. Several studies suggest that using the peanut ball for moms with epidurals could lower c-section rates. The peanut ball can be used to open the pelvis and make positioning easy.
Heat can be so comforting in labor and rice socks are a quick, easy and effective method for delivering targeted heat. Rice socks can be quickly microwaved and provide a heat source that can be placed on areas like the lower back and the neck.