Pregnancy Pillow – which one really works?

1 Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow Check it out
2 Little Chick 4 in 1 support pillow Check it out
3 Bella Full Moon support pillow Check it out
4 Sleepdove Maternity Pillow Check it out

Pregnancy, birth and the female body are miraculous. It’s true! I KNOW that morning sickness, metallic tasting tea, bone-deep tiredness and a lack of sleep may not feel very magical, I’ve been there, done that, bought the giant pregnancy pillow. But when you think about how CLEVER us Mums are, we grew a baby for heaven’s sake, it’s hard not to feel like a bit of a hero.

A pregnant Mum’s astonishing incubation efforts deserve a gift. A present of epic proportions, one which promises better sleep and comfort before and after birth. I insist that you buy a maternity pillow. They are game changers and my squishy cushion of joy is still in use despite children being long past the toddler stage.

The best pregnancy pillow will perform the following seriously useful tasks:

  • Support your bump during the night and cheeky daytime naps helping better quality, longer sleep occur
  • Provide comfort for sore backs
  • A super comfy pillow option for very new mums sleeping on their tummies after stitches (life saver!)
  • A V-shaped pillow will help you position baby and prevent sore arms during both breast and bottle feeding. I adored this function of my pillow and meant I breastfed both my babies a lot longer than I ordinarily would have
  • Act as a support for baby when they start sitting up unaided
  • General snuggling.

How to choose the best pregnancy pillow

The main use for a pregnancy support pillow is to aid sleep. Most expecting mums are guaranteed to have disturbed sleep at some point and that’s because the growing bump gets in the way, makes multiple body parts ache and can’t be taken off or moved around.

The pregnancy body pillow that is right for you is a question of personal taste. Trying out a friend’s pillow to help you choose is a great idea. If this isn’t possible, then think of these factors.

Do you have back pain?

A long pillow between your legs will position your hips and stop painful torso twisting. Alternatively, using a V-shaped pillow to support your neck and back when sitting or sleeping on your back will alleviate back niggles.

Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow

The Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow has been around forever but still gets great reviews from happy customers. And it’s great value for money!

  • Unique shape which helps with lots of comfort issues

The longer pillow which would go under your bump and/or between your legs is complemented by a shorter side to help support the back.

  • Left side sleeping

Pregnant women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as this supports oxygen flow to the baby. This pillow encourages and aids sleep on the left.

  • Easy to clean

Soft brushed cotton pillow cover which is easily removed and can be chucked in  the washer and quickly dried. 

Is sleeping on your side uncomfortable?

Most pregnant women will find themselves in this position and it isn’t for everyone. I sleep on my front and having to give up this lifelong habit once I developed a bump was awful. Place a pillow under your tummy to relieve the ‘dragging’ from your heavy belly.

Little Chick 4 in 1 support pillow

It’s small but beautifully formed, the Little Chick pillow is wedge-shaped and has been developed to support your bump, back and hips while you sleep but can also be used for general back support after birth.

  • Clever graduated design

It’s adaptable so that all sizes and shapes of bump will be supported. Small and lightweight enough to carry around and support your back in the car or office. 

  • Supports a side by side feeding position

The soft bamboo cover is antibacterial, moisture wicking and breathable. Machine washable at 40 

Want a really versatile multi function pillow?

Bella Full Moon support pillow

The price of this multiple use maternity pillow is eye-watering. It does have lots of fab uses and if you imagine the price per squish from pregnancy to the toddler years for a few children, well then it isn’t that bad!

  • Seven different functions.

The most important of which include pregnancy support pillow, nursing pillow, baby tummy time support and a lounger for older babies.

  • Supports a side by side feeding position
  • Lovingly designed

The reason that this pillow exists is because the designer couldn’t find what she needed and decided to create her own. I think that the care and love that went into the three-year development can really be seen in the end product.

  • Zippable three-part design to be used all together or individually

The nifty design is why this pregnancy support pillow can turn into a maternity pillow and nursery item. It’s also great that is one part gets a bit icky from sick up, milk or the delightful after-effects of childbirth then you only need to wash that one bit. 

The alternative to the traditional pillow

The budget multi-function pillow

Sleepdove Maternity Pillow

It’s the cheapest on the list. It’s definitely not as “new generation” and the design is very simple but it does the job. Plus it can be used as a maternity pillow. It comes with a machine washable cover. It’s the best option for small budget.

Additional things to consider when choosing a pillow

Consider the softness of the pillow

A harder pillow will be good for your legs but no so for the small of your back. A nursing baby needs to feel secure and snug not perched on a firm surface or getting too warm in a too soft bundle of feathers.

Removable, replaceable covers

The best maternity pillow for you will be a real workhorse so a quick change of cover or a full wash needs to be an option.

Have you chosen your pillow? The right pillow can be an amazing companion that can make your pregnancy so much more comfortable.

I hope this article helped you make the right choice. Let me know in the comment which one you chose or if you have

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