Your tummy will continue to expand as your pregnancy progresses. Your new size will bring with it a whole new set of challenges, one of which is comfortable sleeping. A pregnancy pillow is just the product you need to get a super cozy sleep while pregnant.
No more tossing and turning, desperate to find just the right position for you to fall asleep with the sweet extra burden. Trust me on this, your partner will likely love your new pregnancy pillow more than you do!
Get to know different types of pregnancy pillows
Pregnancy wedges are available in two different styles:
|Round pregnancy wedge pillow||Triangular pregnancy wedge pillow|
|The rounded wedge looks like a filled in crescent moon.||The triangular wedge resembles a wedge of cheese.|
- Full length pregnancy pillow
Full length pregnancy pillows are available in two different styles:
|Straight full length pregnancy pillow||Flexible full length pregnancy pillow|
|The straight type looks like a regular pillow you would sleep on only much, much longer.||The flexible type resembles a much larger version of a draft stopper.|
Total body pregnancy pillows are available in two different styles:
|C shaped pregnancy pillows||U shaped pregnancy pillow|
|Resembles the shape of the letter C.||Resembles the shape of the letter U.|
Pros $ Cons
How to sleep with a pregnancy wedge pillow
As the name hints, the pillow is wedged underneath you. Below you can see a pregnancy wedge in action; propping up a bulging belly.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of pregnancy wedge pillows:
- Inexpensive pregnancy pillow option.
- Does not take up much room.
- Only supports a small section of your body.
- Head pillow still required.
How to sleep with a full length pregnancy pillow
Unlike smaller pregnancy pillows, the full length variety is designed to be hugged and cuddled. One way to sleep is to place your legs and arms around it with the center of the pillow supporting your mid section like below.
- Supports your whole body.
- No head pillow required.
- Takes up more room in the bed.
- Not ideal for back sleepers.
How to use a C shaped body pillow:
The C shape is designed to be used in a riding position. The base of the C is saddled between your legs while the top of the C is used to rest your head. Your back nestles into the curve of the C, which helps relieve pressure placed upon your spine.
Below is an example of how you would use a C shaped pregnancy pillow to get comfortable.
How to use a U shaped body pillow:
A U shaped pillow is designed to be straddled (as if you were a koala in a tree). Since the U shape offers support for both sides, this pillow is suitable for those of you who enjoy sleeping on your back but can no longer do so due to your larger belly.
Like the C shaped pregnancy pillow, the U style offers support for the head, back and legs.
Below is an example of how you would use a U shaped pregnancy pillow to get comfortable.
- The most supportive toddler pillow.
- No separate head pillow required.
- Big and bulky.
- Most expensive type of pregnancy pillow.
Dear moms, if you
– Find yourself using multiple pillows spread out along your body to get comfortable
– Experience pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain when you awake in the morning.
– Preferred pre-pregnancy sleeping position was on your back or tummy
– Suffer from a medical condition such as Sciatica.
A pregnancy pillow then is an essential piece of pregnancy gear to have a hugely positive impact on your sleep while pregnant! Get one on our store >>>>