Using a gym ball for exercise during pregnancy can help you to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in preparation for childbirth and is an easy and gentle way to keep up your fitness level. It also reduces lower back pain associated with pregnancy - use while sitting at a desk or watching TV. Also, sitting on a birth ball gives you a mini-workout. As you rock or bounce on it gently, your tummy and back muscles will be working hard to keep you upright.
During labour a gym ball (or birth ball as it is sometimes known) can help you adopt different upright positions, which can help you manage labour effectively. It may even shorten your labour by an hour or so. Using a birth ball during labour has been shown to help reduce the pain of contractions.
Once you've had your six-week check after childbirth and you're okay to resume your exercises, it is also a great way to gently accustom your body to exercise again and strengthen those loosened stomach muscles.
This is a gym-quality 65cm ball with anti-burst feature. As it has been designed for Commercial use it is more durable than cheap, shop bought equivalents. Brand new and still in the pack.