Birthing Balls: Taking Charge of Your Motherhood

March 07, 2019

Birthing Balls: Taking Charge of Your Motherhood

Whether you're expecting your first or your fifth bundle of joy, congratulations are in order! Pregnancy and birth bring big changes to the body, and there's no harm in seeking new ways to support yourself through the process.


With a birthing ball by your side (or, perhaps, underneath of you), you'll be granted another layer of support. And at GGL, we believe you deserve every bit of it.

 

Dishing the Birthing Ball Deets

A birthing ball is a piece of equipment that can be used to prepare for birth, heal from birth and even assist with labor itself. Really, whatever your physician approves, you can do with a birthing ball. The product doubles as a yoga ball or exercise ball, meaning you'll find uses for it for years to come.

When crafted from sturdy anti-burst materials, these balls can support your body while you use them to your heart's content. They serve to help you achieve your desired level of activity or comfort, whatever stage of pregnancy or motherhood you're in.


Before Birth

A birthing ball can assist you in staying fit during pregnancy, ultimately helping you to maintain the physiological nourishment that you and your baby require. Perhaps more importantly, maintaining a level of fitness in preparation for the big day can maximize your emotional confidence, bringing a sense of ease to the journey that you never thought possible.



During Labor

While it may sound improbable, using a birthing ball during labor is totally doable, albeit with guidance and permission from your doctor. During times of rest and movement alike, a birthing ball can come in handy. It helps with changing positions quickly, and serves as additional support whether you're alongside your partner or alone.



After Birth

Your birthing ball is capable of assisting in the healing process, too. Taking the time to heal your body after your labor can be difficult, especially as you try to manage some semblance of a routine with your family. Whether for healthy posture and seating during breastfeeding or for a space to breathe and relax while your baby sleeps, a birthing ball may just be your new mother go to.


Keeping Things Clean with a Birthing Ball Cover

It's no secret that birthing and the aftermath are messy. With a washable, reusable ball cover from GGL, you'll be able to maintain cleanliness and keep your concerns at bay. As a new mother, you have plenty to worry about, and the neatness of your birthing ball should be the least of them.





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Ball Covers FAQs

Before you Order your Yoga Ball Cover:
How can I measure my ball?

We urge you to double and triple check the size of your ball before you order! Do NOT trust the ball package.  Measure it, please. It is quite common for folks to not inflate their ball to the specified size and since we often design in small-batches, we don’t want you to miss out on your favorite design due to a time lapse postal delay due to mismeasurements!

45cm, 55cm, 65cm or 75cm is the height of the ball when correctly inflated but this is quite difficult to measure. A more accurate measurement is the circumference;

45cm ball (height); circumference = 56 inches (142.2 cm)

55cm ball (height); circumference = 68 inches (172.7 cm)

65cm ball (height); circumference = 80 inches (203.2 cm)

75cm ball (height); circumference = 92 inches (233.6 cm)

This is the size the ball needs to be for our cover to fit correctly. All of our covers are checked to fit balls of the specifications above.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 55cm ball covers will fit the 52cm balls sold with the classic ball chair. 

After you Receiver your Yoga Ball Cover:
How can I get the best fit?

We now include instructions and a length of cord to make measuring your ball easier. Our covers are tailor-made to fit your ball snugly leaving no loose fabric.

Use the pre-cut string provided with your ball cover.  The string should wrap around the circumference (the middle of the ball) snugly without any extra length for a correct fit.

To double check you have purchased the right size:

Our strings are cut to 68” for a 55cm ball, 80” for a 65cm ball and 92” for a 75cm ball.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 55cm ball covers will fit the 52cm balls sold with some ball chairs. 

Now place the full circular piece of fabric at the top of your ball. This is the end WITHOUT the plug.

Wrap the cover around the ball gathering loose fabric towards the zip and then start closing the zip while continuing to smooth out loose folds of fabric towards the zip. When you get close to closing the zip completely, you may have some room to inflate your ball a little more for the most snug fit possible.­­

 

 

What are our covers made of?

All of our covers are 100% cotton and include a heavy weight YKK zip which wraps around 3/4 of the ball. This makes a close fit over a fully inflated ball possible.

Most of our covers are now made with non-stretch cotton but our cover pattern does allow for some give in the fabric. Our stretch cotton covers provide a little more flexibilty for inflation of your ball.

Who makes our covers?

Our covers are made by a co-op that we set up in Chom Thong, northern Thailand. Each ball cover includes a personal producer tag, giving you a short introduction to the face and personality behind the sewing machine : ).

Get to know our producers in our bios section.

Testimonials....

 

Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

Please view our simple return policy for instructions

Custom Order Requests

Thanks for your interest in our ball covers. We don't do any custom orders for retail purchases but we do like requests and we take all requests into consideration when planning our future orders.

Are you ready to make a selection now? Choose from our collection here!