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.
How it works:
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.