The Therapeutic Wobble Chair™, provides many benefits for the pregnant woman when used during pregnancy. It relaxes and strengthens core muscles and the pelvic muscles. It promotes circulation; lack of circulation during pregnancy creates problems such as swelling, restless leg, pain, and varicose veins. Daily use of the Wobble Chair can prevent those symptoms before they begin, as well as reduce or even eliminate current symptoms. The use of the Wobble Chair has also been found to reduce the severity of cramps due to constipation through increased range of motion. The Wobble Chair can loosening tight low back muscles without the risk of aggravating any pressure points.
We walk, move and dance during labor to reduce the pain and pressure of contractions. We also do it to help the baby move down through the pelvis in preparation of birth. The Wobble Chair gives us another tool to use during labor. It is especially helpful when women have reduced mobility due to IV’s, monitors, weak legs or trouble standing. A woman can move and “wobble” in a number of different ways to simulate the motion of walking the stairs, swaying, rocking.
Postpartum, the Wobble Chair also has its benefits: strengthening the pelvic floor, promoting faster healing, and less trouble with incontinence. Increasing circulation relieving or preventing constipation, and in turn the likelihood or severity of hemorrhoids. The Wobble Chair provides a low impact, mild exercise that will help trim the waist line and tone your tummy muscles! It also promotes proper posture which we know could use some work after the act of pushing during labor!
One can argue that the birth ball provides a lot of the same benefits of the Wobble Chair . Except that the Wobble Chair was designed with the smallest possible pivot point to direct the motion to the spine. This allows it to do the work of mobilizing the spine, directly relaxing muscles. This action reduces the pressure on nerves and blood vessels with less effort.
The Wobble Chair is a quick, easy, low impact exercise for any activity level. However, like any new exercise you are starting, from yoga to running it should always be started gradually and slowly working your body up to a level that you are comfortable with.
The Wobble Chair is an invaluable tool in restoring and maintaining the function of the spine and nervous system and can do amazing things for the pregnant body and the wellbeing of women during pregnancy and beyond.