Not all pregnancy pillows are equal. They vary in quality, material and design, so you need to carefully choose which pillow is right for you and your baby
Even if you normally never have any issues sleeping, it is completely normal to toss and turn during pregnancy. The first and third trimesters are when you’ll find it particularly difficult to get comfortable.
Why use a Pregnancy Pillow?
Pregnancy pillows can help for
- Back and Belly Support
- Hip Support
So lets look at the Top 3 Pregnancy Pillows currently on the market
#3 Boppy Contoured Pregnancy Wedge
This is the cheapest option of the three, so great if you are on a tight budget.
It is both firm and compact, providing support to your back and belly. The main plus for me is the size, as it doesn’t take up quite so much room as the total body body pillows – which my husband would appreciate!
Where it lacked for me was that it only supports one part of your body, instead of wrapping around and supporting everywhere at once.
Saying that, it would probably be quite good as a nursing pillow once baby comes.
#2 Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
OK, so this is quite a good option for a pregnancy pillow.
It is more expensive than #3, and a little cheaper than #1 and has a C-shape design fits your body well. It also has a removable cover, so you can take it off and wash it as you would with a regular pillow.
The downside of this pillow is that it only supports half of your body. So you have to choose to have it supporting either your back or your front.
#1 Leachco Back N’ Belly Contoured Body Pillow
The stand out winner for me was the Leachcho Back N’Belly Contoured Body Pillow.
It completely wraps around your body, supporting both your back and your belly at the same time. And it is so soft and fluffy, you really don’t need any other pillows with it.
Like the Snoogle Total Body Pillow, it has a removable cover that you can take off and wash.
The only slight negative is that it does take up a lot of room on the bed, but as we have a queen, it isn’t really an issue.
You can get these on Amazon for a great price.
What else can I do?
As well as using a top pregnancy pillow, you could try these other steps to getting a good nights sleep –
- Cut down on caffeine
- Avoid heavy meals and spicy food before bed
- Drink less in the evening (to avoid constantly need to go to the toilet)
- Have a snack before going to bed to reduce morning sickness
- Don’t exercise late in the day
- Take time to mediate/relax
- Stick to a consistent bedtime