I am so excited to introduce the CUB to my tool box. I borrowed one from a fellow doula and found it very helpful. It's the cross between a birth ball and a birth stool. It's soft and comfy like a birth ball but stays in place like a birth stool.
Research shows that upright birthing positions lead to generally better outcomes for mom and baby. X-Rays have shown that being upright opens the pelvic outlet by 30%.