THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Getting into position
Sit on a fitness ball, with your feet placed a comfortable distance apart and flat on the floor. You can place your hands on your knees for support. Now rock from side to side. Your birth partner can massage your shoulders and back to ease pain further.
How does it work?
The motion of rocking is calming and helps you focus, so it can be soothing during the transitional stage. “This can be the most shocking stage for partners,” says Megan. “The mum-to-be can become agitated and lose focus, so it’s important that she has someone there to encourage and help her through it.”