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is there any evidence that birth ball induces labor?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not heard of: I have not heard of the birth(ing) ball actually inducing labor. I know that it is being used during pregnancy to relieve pregnancy associated musculo-sceletal problems and in labor to accommodate labor pain. I cannot imagine a mechanism by which the birth ball would induce labor.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016

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