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    Maternity Pillow Review

    Sleep is crucial for optimum health during pregnancy. And although everyone tells you to get as much sleep as you can before the baby arrives – its not that easy. Apart from the need to get up several times during the night to go to the bathroom, the aches and pains the weight of a growing baby can make finding a comfortable sleeping position almost impossible. It’s frustrating when you need sleep the most it seems elusive.

    The right pillow can dramatically help a pregnant woman get a good night sleep.  Pregnancy pillows can be helpful in reducing the back pain during the pregnancy period as they a beneficial body posture during sleeping. And some can be used even after the baby is born and are helpful when you are breast feeding.

    Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow

    The top selling  Leachco snoogle total body pillow  has been designed with a unique C-shape so that it takes up the natural shape and contours of your body. The Snoogle pillow offers the much-needed support for your hips and tummy while propping up your head for relaxed breathing. It, therefore, helps eliminate heartburn, nausea, and other discomforts that result during pregnancy.

     

    Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow
    4.2 out of 5 stars

    “This pillow is a lifesaver! It is hands down the best purchase I have made during my pregnancy. I have recommended it to everyone! I get excited to go to bed every night now instead of dreading how uncomfortable I will be. I plan on using this post-pregnancy as well.”

    The pillow is made using hypo-allergenic polyester fiberfill with a removable pillowcase, which is ideal for expectant mothers with sensitive skin. The C-shape design allows for versatility where the pillow is usable in multiple positions. Adjusting as necessary is easy.

    nursing pillow

    You can also use the Leachco Snoogle during nursing.

    The upper part of this pillow has a horseshoe shape, and it supports the head. It is adjustable to the desired height. The middle part supports the belly and the back while the other end can be placed between the knees which helps eliminate back pains.

    Pros

    • Provides good support
    • The pillow is perfect for pregnant women of all sizes and heights
    • The pillowcase is washable

    Cons

    • This pillow takes up a lot of room in the bed or if you need to store it
    • Cannot use your own head pillow
    • Not the easiest pillow to get the cover back on


    Boppy Multi-Use Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow

    As the name suggests the Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy body pillow can be used in multiple ways. This pillow is also popular with people suffering from back and hip pain.
    “I would get ZERO sleep if it weren’t for this pillow. I am 30 weeks pregnant right now and I am pretty miserable when trying to sleep without this.”


    Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow

    3.7 out of 5 stars

    Pros

    • Pillow and cover are machine washable
    • Slightly smaller than some of the other full body pillows so takes up less room on your bed

    Cons

    • Can’t use your own head pillow with the Boppy

    Comfort U Body Pillow

    The Comfort U body pillow is made in the USA with a synthetic down called Fusion Fiber. It is hypoallergenic and has a down-like feel.

    The Comfort-U Full Body Support Pillow is in the shape of a Giant “U”. When in this U-shape, it is about five and 1/2 feet from the fold to the bottom of each leg. If you were to stretch out the pillow (unfold the “U”), it is about 11 feet long. Each leg is 64″ long and about 10.5″ wide.

    “This is by far the best pillow I’ve ever had. Since I got it, I’ve also gotten one for my husband, daughter, and now my father-in-law. Some advice: Don’t let anyone else try it because you might not get it back!”

     

    Comfort U Body Pillow
    4.4 out of 5 stars

    Pros

    • Provides good support
    • The Comfort-U is the only pillow that will cradle you body from head to toe
    • Can be formed into many shapes
    • Made in USA

    Cons

    • This pillow takes up a lot of room in the bed or if you need to store it
    • May flatten over time

     

    PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow 

    The PharMedoc Full Body Pregnancy pillow is C-shaped and supports your back, hips, knees, neck and head. 

    It includes a removable pillow cover with zipper that is machine-washable, hypoallergenic, contains zero phthalates/latex/lead and BPA-free and comes with a lifetime warranty.

    “I am totally in love with this pillow as it has made such a difference in my ability to sleep at night! Comfortable and a great price! I do wish it came in other colors however. Great product for the hard to sleep pregnancy days!”

     


    PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Pregnancy Pillow by Schmoozi

    The Pregnancy Pillow by Schmoozi  is ideal if you have a head pillow you don’t want to give up.

    The Schmoozi allows you to use your own head pillow and provides support for you back, tummy, and legs.

    It gently cradles your body to the perfect sleeping position for pregnancy, acid reflux/heartburn, snoring prevention, and low back pain sufferers. The Schmoozi accomplishes this by using a unique quilted attachment that connects the low back pillow on one side of your body to the full body pillow for your legs and belly on the other side (40 inch total length).  It stays firmly in place because it is held together by a breathable strip in the middle that you lay on.

    “Love this product. Other pregnancy pillows have you rest your head on them as well, but I use a particular type of pillow to sleep. This product works with your existing pillow. Gives excellent support to belly and back. I am sleeping so good now, with the growing belly.”


    Pregnancy Pillow by Schmoozi
     
    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros

    • You can use your own head pillow
    • Takes up less space on the bed than other full body pillows
    • 5 year warranty

    Cons

    • The gap between the pillows is not adjustable so can be uncomfortable for fuller figured people
    • Difficult to switch sides during the night

    Not sure if you want a full body pillow?

    Something to keep in mind is the size of the full body pillows.  As the name suggests these pillows are body sized and can take up a lot of space in your bed.

    So if space is an issue or you want something with a smaller price tag you may want to consider a wedge such as the Boppy Pregnancy Wedge. The compact and portable design allows for you to easily change positions while sleeping, sitting or lounging.