When you're pregnant it's likely your midwife will recommend that you get yourself a 'birthing ball'. These balls are like the ones you see in the gym or Pilate's class, and are great for helping baby to get in the 'optimal foetal position', the right position for birth. This will mean a quicker and easier labour, and who wouldn't want that?
But it's not just in labour that these balls are handy. They can also be used for staying fit and strong during your pregnancy and for getting your core strength back quickly after giving birth. However, most women really don't know how to use one. This book sorts out that problem once and for all.