What it is:
A rolling pin is a tool that is used by cooks to flatten dough. In labor it can be used to provide pressure massage for the mother.
When rolled along the mother’s back, the rolling pin provides a moving pressure massage that can help ease discomfort of a back labor.
How to do it:
Place the rolling pin on the mother’s lower back. Begin by gently rolling up and down. Add pressure as the mother needs it.
Integrating it into labor:
While rolling the pin up and down the mother’s back, lean in on the pin to add more pressure.
Use a Tupperware rolling pin, which allows for the addition of water or ice, to make your rolling massage a heat or ice pack as well.
Roll the pin from the buttocks down one thigh, pick the pin up and roll down again. After a few rolls, switch to the other leg.