Maternity Pillows to the Rescue!
What are Maternity Pillows? Maternity Pillows (also known as Pregnancy Pillows) are pillows that are specifically designed to help pregnant women sleep more comfortably and in the correct pregnancy sleeping positions recommended by doctors. They help to relieve the pressure caused by your growing baby and keep you in a position that is comfortable for you. A Maternity Pillow may be just what you are looking for to keep you in the correct sleeping position and help you get a good nights sleep.
How do I Choose the Right Maternity Pillow?
There are many different places you can find maternity pillows but the best deals and biggest selection is available online. They come in all different shapes and styles. We at Happy Mother and Baby recommend a full body maternity pillow. Full body meternity pillows offer the greatest support. They cradle your whole body in sleepy comfort and offer the most support to keep you in the proper side sleeping position.
We are especially fond of the Summer Infant - Body Support Pillow.
Summer Infant's Body Support Pillow features a patented design with a unique shape and zippered insert. . The zippered insert doubles as a toddler's seat or tummy time area for baby. The pillow wraps around mom's waist for easier nursing and also supports the lower back for better sleep.
"I purchased this at 5 months pregnant. It has helped me to sleep comfortably! I am a back sleeper which is not recommended during pregnancy. This pillow makes it a lot easier to remain on my side. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a good night of rest."
The All Nighter Total Body Pregnancy Pillow is another extremely well reviewed Maternity Pillow.
This ingenious idea helps relieve insomnia due to aches, pains, stiffness or late-pregnancy discomforts: The All Nighter pillow, a candy cane-shaped body pillow that can be molded into numerous positions to support the entire body. The pillow's 3 specially designed, contoured shapes work together as a unit to give support, elevation and comfort where you need it most. Developed by a registered nurse.
Sleep like you are on a cloud as your whole body is surrounded by this comfy full body pillow. Sleeping in pregnancy is a dream with the All Nighter Total Body Pregnancy Pillow. Not only is it very comfortable, it also helps to give your entire body support and keep you in the side sleeping position.
As one reviewer said:
"5 out of 5 I love this product!! I'm so pleased with this purchase!! I like the belly support, having a cushion between my legs, and something to lean against. I sleep much better now :)"
If you are looking for something a little smaller we recommend the Summer Infant - Rest EZ II Maternity Pillow
The Summer Infant Rest EZ comforts prenatal mom by supporting her belly with a foam wedge. The back support ensures that the belly wedge won't slip away during the night.
"Very light weight and small. Does support the belly
Also helps in keeping you from accidentally turning to your back."
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