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Getting Read for Baby: Setting up the CUB – Comfortable Upright Birth

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I seriously can’t believe that I am 37 weeks pregnant and baby boy will be here soon! With the fact that I am now considered “full term” meaning the dr’s won’t stop labor if I went into labor at this point I figured it was time to get everything ready for the impending labor!

As I have mentioned before we are planning to deliver the baby at the Birth Center and I really wanted to have options to get comfortable during labor and for delivery. One item I loved right away was the CUB- Comfortable Upright Birth.

The CUB is a comfortable, versatile, inflatable support designed to help mothers adopt and maintain positions that are physically the most helpful for her and her baby during labor and birth.

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When the mother is in an upright position it can help the baby to be in the best (easiest) position for birth, making more space within her pelvis than if she is semi sitting or lying on her back on a bed. This can not only make labor shorter and giving birth easier but also safer for her and her baby by reducing the risks of complications during birth.


Everything you need comes right in the box!

Box includes:
1 x CUB support
1 x Inflation Pump
1 x Information booklet for parents
1 x Information booklet for healthcare professionals
1 x CUB animated film DVD

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The CUB is designed with many safety features. The CUB has a number of safety features designed to prevent a sudden collapse of the support. These include double thickness on the largest surfaces, separate inflation chambers and safety inflation / deflation valves built in.

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In these last few weeks of pregnancy I like to sit on the CUB. It is really comfortable and helps with the pelvic pressure of the baby and also helps my back pain. I think it’s great for expecting parents to set up their CUB ahead of time to try it out and be used to how it feels and ways to use it.

CUB support

Be sure to check back with how we used the CUB during Labor and Delivery! You can connect with CUB on Facebook.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has three daughters, ages 16,13,7 and a son who is 4. They currently reside in Texas.

27 Responses to “Getting Read for Baby: Setting up the CUB – Comfortable Upright Birth”

  1. Daisy says:

    I hadn’t heard of CUB until your post. But let me tell you, I gave birth to my son and TOTALLY get this! I bet that this is a better experience that when I gave birth stuck in an uncomfortable position on a hospital bed.

  2. Dede says:

    Good luck on the labor and delivery of your baby! I haven’t heard of CUB but it makes absolute sense. It reminds me a bit of the birthing stools people used in the days of old.

  3. Scott says:

    I have never heard of CUB either. On the silly side, maybe the next version will have a little slide attached to it! 😉

  4. What an interesting article. I’ve only given birth at hospitals. I wish this had been an option at the hospital!

  5. Danielle Isom says:

    I’ve never seen this product before, but I find it very interesting. I’m expecting my second child and this looks like something that would help. I didn’t have any problems when I delivered my first child and hopefully I won’t with my second, but this may be something I need to look into just in case.

  6. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Looks like it would fit a pregnant belly perfectly! This info is helpful for pregnant moms. Thanks Being made to lie down when there is so much adrenaline pumping through your body is difficult

  7. Julie Wood says:

    This is such a great product to help women get into a comfortable position to deliver baby. I wish I had one of these when I was about to deliver. This is a comfortable product! Congrats on the arrival of your new baby!

  8. Cynthia C says:

    I have never heard of this before but it makes a lot of sense. Good luck to you!

  9. Jayne Garrett (momznite) says:

    The Cub is an interesting idea for reducing the chance of needing a c-section.

  10. Janet W. says:

    I only gave birth at hospitals in the hospital bed. This looks interesting, though!

  11. Jackie says:

    I have never heard of this…but it makes sense. There are so many pros to trying it.

  12. nicole dz says:

    I love the features of this CUB, it can be a huge help the last weeks of pregnancy, interesting product, would be a great gift for a mom to be.

  13. Barbara Montag says:

    This is an interesting new concept.
    If I were still having babies I’d try it!

  14. shelly peterson says:

    I have never heard of this before, it sounds interesting. I will have to let my daughter know about this. I hope this works well for you during labor and delivery. 🙂

  15. courtney b says:

    wait your pregnant again? I haven’t been on your blog in a while but wow 🙂 can’t wait to see another one of your gorgeous babies! congrats!

  16. Sarah Hirsch says:

    anything that can help make childbirth a little easier is a good thing!

  17. Cynthia R says:

    I have never heard of these statistics before, it makes you wonder why anyone would try to give birth in any other position.

  18. Katie Heath says:

    Looks interesting! It is more natural to give birth in that position anyway!

  19. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Congratulations.I haven’t heard of this before either but looks like a great product!

  20. Angela Saver says:

    I wish I would have had one when I had my kids! This really looks like it would be awesome!

  21. Jessica Lodge says:

    This looks awesome. I had a birthing ball which was helpful but this looks way better!

  22. laurie murley says:

    I have never seen this product before sound good

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    i have never heard of this; looks like a great option, more comfortable.

  24. Stephanie Larison says:

    Wow this is the first time I’ve heard of this product, or anything like it really. It looks like something my friend would be into, she’s all into the natural birth, I’ll send her the link.

  25. Sarah Hayes says:

    ive never heard of a cub but it look great! i dont know how giving birth laying down stays the most common way women give birth bc its so much harder on your body

  26. Susan Smith says:

    I have never heard of this before but it makes a lot of sense. I was hoping to have a natural childbirth but my baby was too big so I has a C-section.

  27. Richard Hicks says:

    This is interesting and the first time I have heard of it before.

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