Resting over the ball in between contractions, remember horizontal is not so effective DURING contractions
As the contraction rises and peaks, blow out through your mouth and roll back towards heels, open and relax pelvis and pelvic floor
To relieve pressure in the pelvis try bringing one leg out to the side, this will help the baby’s head to descend
Staying in a more upright position over the ball will help you to feel centered and in control, REMEMBER GRAVITY IS YOUR FRIEND IN LABOUR!
As the contraction peaks, blow out through the mouth, use the ‘strong and spacious’ breath to release down into the pelvic floor
Try squatting over the ball for a few of your contractions, open the pelvis, use supports under your feet if necessary
Bearing down in the squat position is extremely effective