Which Pregnancy Pillow Should I Buy?
It wasn’t far into my pregnancy that I started to feel uncomfortable in bed. I was aware that I shouldn’t really spend too long laying on my back and it actually made me feel a little dizzy, but I found it hard to sleep on my side. Pregnancy pillows are designed to help support your back, bump and knees and to help you stay on your left side which is considered to be the safest way for pregnant people to sleep.
- Includes removable, washable cover
- Can be used as a feeding pillow after birth
- Works either way
- Very Flexible and comfortable
- Not too big
- Back support is quite flimsy
This is my chosen pregnancy pillow because I didn’t think our bed was big enough for anything else! However, I’ve found it really useful and the shape of it means it’s not ridiculously big for use/storage after birth. It’s priced around £30 which seemed worth it to me. A girl needs her sleep! zzzzz
Other options include ….
U Shaped Pregnancy Pillows
- Support on both sides of the body
- Works the same if you lay on left or right side
- Takes up a lot of room in the bed
- Bit constrictive
V Shaped Pregnancy Pillows
- Ideal for spine and back support
- Doesn’t support all 3 key areas
Wedge Pregnancy Pillows
- Use in a number of different ways
- Ideal for travel and for use after birth
- Doesn’t provide full body support
Selection of Your Own Bed Pillows
- I found it hard to keep all 3 in the right positions!
- They would move during the night and actually took up a lot of room in the bed
Have I missed any? What’s your favourite pregnancy pillow?