Pregnant Woman

Best Pillow for Pregnant Women

All you moms-to-be, are you having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Of course, you are; it goes with the territory. Have you thought of using a body pillow? If you want to improve circulation and reduce your back pain, give it some real thought. Have you considered a body pillow for pregnant women? You can select one for your shape, your pains and your price.

Problem
Full body aches and pains come with pregnancy. Sometimes, it’s not the pain, but you just cannot seem to find a comfortable position where you can doze off. If the discomfort makes you toss and turn, you are not getting the deep sleep you need. If twisting and turning trying to find a good position costs your sleep and leaves you tired the next morning, you’d better think body pillow.

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Solution
A body pillow for pregnant women is a very large pillow contoured as a C or a U or even a candy cane. It supports the entire body – not just head and neck. Body pillows can be used by anyone, but some are designed just for the mother-to-be. A good night’s sleep can change your life – and the pregnancy. Some shapes even encourage comfortable nursing once the baby is all yours.

Best Pillows for Pregnant Women

Below I have selected few of the most popular and best reviewed body pillow for pregnant women. When searching for the perfect pillow, start with those listed.

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

Leachco’s Snoogle is a patented full-body solution for expectant moms that replaces that closet full of odds and ends pillows you use to get comfy. It:

  • cradles your tummy
  • lends your back support to prevent lower back pain and sciatica
  • fits between your knees for help with temperature control and back pain
  • lifts your head to aid in breathing
  • reduces heartburn and other problems associated with pregnancy
  • This total body pillow lets you wake up refreshed and energized. And, once your baby is born, it is just right to support you and the infant for nursing.

Some reviews say the pillow it too firm, and others say it is too flat. But, there are 10 positive reviews for every critical one.

Comfort-U Shape Three-Piece Full Length Pillow

Comfort-U Shape Three-Piece Full Length Pillow
Comfort-Utakes up a lot of space. It is a world all its own into which you can submerse yourself. It:

  • enhances circulation, reduces swollen legs and feet and alleviates back pain.
  • elevates the belly and positions the baby for mutual comfort.
  • comes apart into sections to enable nursing and bolstering the baby in crib or sitting positions
  • machine washable

Customers reviewing this product repeatedly use the word “exciting”. And, one mother raved about the comfort the pillow provided when she found herself well overdue.

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

Leachco Back 'N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

This pillow’s unique hair-pin design supports mom on back or lying on one side or the other. It:

  • supports back, belly, knees, and head depending how you mold it about your body
  • cuddles you into a cozy nest before and after the baby arrives.
  • reduces risk of acid reflux, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel and nasal congestion
  • pillow case removes to wash

Reviews are 10 to 1 in favor of this pillow, and the only really complaint has to do with the irritation caused by a heavy seam.

Leachco Snoogle Loop Contoured Fit Body Pillow

Leachco Snoogle Loop Contoured Fit Body Pillow, Ivory

Snoogle Loop Contoured Fit is another great full body pillow manufactured by Leachco. This pillows has inner curves of hour-glass shape which allows you to easily turn from one side to the other, even with pretty limited motion of a pregnant women.

The pillow gives great support to your back and belly (although some women need one more pillow to support their bellies, it really depends on the person) and it doesn’t need to be readjusted when you turn over. If you’re looking for a pillow to alleviate back or hip pain during pregnancy, this one is definitely worth considering!

Comfort-U Total Body Pillow Full Support Pillow

Comfort U Total Body Support Pillow (Full Size)

Comfort-U Total Body Pillow is a U-shaped Fusion Fiberfill-filled body pillow. It’s ideal if you’d like to use your current pillow and you just need some support for your tummy and back. If you can’t sleep comfortably while pregnant, this pillow can help you a lot.

Please take note that this is a pretty expensive pillow and few women complained about the pillow going flat but after several months. Nevertheless, it’s one of the best-reviewed body pillows, so the “going flat” thing happens rather rarely.

Summary
Pregnant women – all pregnant women – suffer back pain to some degree or other. It might be relieved with a massage or a soak in the bathtub. But, for others, the pain keeps them up at night, reduces the quality of their sleep, and leaves them fatigued and suffering headaches in the morning. The discomfort is likely to increase with the longevity of the pregnancy – without a body pillow for pregnant women.

The discomfort stems from the change in posture caused by the pregnancy. It is exasperated by the physiological changes in the pelvis and sacroiliac. And, for those women involved in heavy labor, the strain of lifting and standing for any length of time exaggerates the pain. The modest investment in a body pillow for pregnant women can mean all the difference in the world – to you and the baby.