A Reboso Sling
The perfect companion for maternity labor to reduce the chances of a C-section
Why should I use The Birth Sling?
Increasing evidence shows that upright labor positions such as kneeling, squatting, or standing help reduce the risks of a C-section by 25%. Modern birth practices promote horizontal positions during labor, which works against gravity and makes contractions less effective. This can lead to longer labor, greater pain, more interventions, and higher risks for a C-section.
For centuries, women used to give birth in upright positions with the use of ropes and trees to get support. Indigenous women all over the world still have their babies this way. The Birth Sling is a new take on this ancient birth tool, helping you gain comfort, strength, and stability–all contributing to an easier and faster labor.
Choose what feels natural to you
No matter where you choose to give birth, The Birth Sling supports whatever upright position makes you feel comfortable during your labor. Whether above a birthing bed, in conjunction with a birth ball, in a birth pool, or just on your own, The Birth Sling can help you move freely and do what feels natural.
Benefits of Exercising with The Birth Sling
Promote muscle tone
Boost your mood
Increase energy level
Reduced risk of c-section
Lower risk of gestational diabetes
Is it ok to exercise during pregnancy?
Consult a physician or health care provider for your individual recommendation.
Am I an appropriate candidate for The Birth Sling?
It is recommended that anyone using The Birth Sling must:
Have a steady gait
Be able to call for assistance if needed
Be able to support oneself without injury
Do not use The Birth Sling if you have:
Any condition requiring bed rest
Unstable blood pressure, balance, and/or mentation
Ruptured membranes without engagement of fetal head
What is The Birth Sling made out of?
Nylon tricot fabric
What is the load-bearing capacity?
How do I hang The Birth Sling?
The Birth Sling comes with two hanging options:
The door anchor can be used with most standard doors. Note: Ensure your door has the appropriate load-bearing capacity.
The beam or branch anchor allows you to hang The Birth Sling over any exposed beam, through a ceiling mount (sold separately), or over a sturdy tree branch for those that would like to labor outside.
How do I wash The Reboso Sling?
Wash at a low temperature in a washing machine or handwash using modern laundry detergents that are able to produce hygienic laundry without the use of chlorine bleach. Using a laundry bag is recommended to protect hardware from damage. Air dry. Note: Slings that are grossly contaminated with blood or bodily fluids should be discarded and considered biohazard waste.