For all the soon-to-be moms, one of the greatest challenges you're going to face is finding a comfortable position to sleep in. There are a number of companies out there that know quality sleep is hard to come by during pregnancy and have created something helpful for the cause: The Pregnancy Pillow.
Soon after the first pillow hit stores, more and more designs started pouring in and it got tougher for women to choose the right product to support their ever expanding belly, so here we bring you a list of the world's 10 best pregnancy pillows with the maximum pro's and the least cons.
10 The Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
Shaped like a candy cane, this pillow surely works like candy since it's sweet design is perfect fro getting some Zs. Easy to stick between your knees because of it's long figure for better back pain and temperature control. This curved thing goes right from supporting your belly up to your neck and right down to your lower back providing a better prop for your head, holding it high enough to ensure comfortable breathing and heartburn easing.
The reason it's been put on the top of the list is that post pregnancy, it also acts as a nursing and breastfeeding support after the little one has arrived and with its unique C shape, it provides the freedom to sleep in any comfortable position.
- Washable cover.
- The contour is natural.
- Made in USA.
- Best for petite figured women.
- No zipper cover.
Price: Around $70.
9 The Leachco Back 'N Belly Contoured Body Pillow
If you are among those women who just can't sleep only on their one side for the whole night and are more comfortable switching sides during the night, then we have found the best product that you can get.
The mirrored shape of this pillow allows you to sleep on either of your sides in a comfortable position. This pillow comes with a unique feature, post pregnancy you can lock the open ends of the pillow together to form a type of ring which you can wear around yourself to support your baby for nursing and breastfeeding.
- Supports the back.
- Comes with washable cover.
- Made in USA.
- After washing, the cover is rather hard to put back on.
- No zipper for cover.
- Quite big in size.
8 The Boppy Petite Trellis Grey:
If you are among those women who don't want any large life size, lifeless figures lingering around them during the night, then this is just the product for you. Travelling mothers who don't want to travel with large pillows need a product which is as portable as it is light weight.
The Bobby Petite Pillow is a small wedge shaped pillow which is the most effective small pregnancy pillow that provides support. This rigid pillow simply fits under your belly during the night. The firmness of this pillow is necessary to eradicate the problem of flattening around the edges. The polyurethane foam core and thick cotton layer combo are just perfect for serving the purpose of providing comfort.
• Extremely Portable.
• Removable cover (the cover can be removed within seconds for washing or other purposes.)
•A bit stiffer than normal.
7 The Shredded Foam Body Pillow
This Coop Home Goods body pillow is what lazy mothers need. With no cover to remove, this pillow comes with precise detail which will provide you with loads of comfortable sleep during your expecting months.
While this pillow simply runs along your body, you can wrap yourself around it and the spongy fabric made from polyester and bamboo will still provide air flow through for your skin to breathe. The shredded memory foam material adjusts itself and takes your body shape to provide the best support in required areas.
You can put this pillow directly in the washing machine for cleansing as it has no cover. With this product by your side, you can forget about allergies because this pillow is hypoallergenic The Coop Home Goods provides 100% support to this product and even offers a 5 year limited warranty.
Length: 60 cm
- Light weight.
- The more you use it, the softer it gets.
- Machine washable.
- Gets a little lumpy after washing but the lumpiness goes away after some time.
List price: $270, but on Amazon for $200.
6 The DreamGenii Pregnancy Support Pillow
Among the most well known brands in the market, the DreamGenii Support Pillow comes with a unique 7 inch shape which makes it easily recognizable and stylish. During pregnancy as you start getting bigger, sleeping comfortably becomes much more difficult. Thus, the DreamGenii pillow provides support to your bump, the hips, the back and also keeps the knees apart for a better comfort.
- Specified shape to mould according to the body shape
- serves a dual purpose.
- The cover is not easy to remove and then put back on.
5 The Pregna Pillow
If you are short on space and don't want any sitting or sleeping problems or are fed up with leaning forward while sitting, then this might just be what you're looking for. The Pregna Pillow is designed specifically to help expecting mothers with lower back pain and provides full rigid support while sleeping or even sitting.
- Much more portable and cost efficient.
- Approved by the Medicines &Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the UK.
- Can only be used after the third trimester as its small size can only support your bump and not your whole body.
4 The Wonda Wedge Inflatable Support
Actually designed as a back support and not as a pregnancy support pillow or breastfeeding pillow, this inflatable pillow provides excellent support to your back and tummy when relaxing. Being inflatable, this pillow can conveniently be used indoors as well as outdoors. When done using it, simply deflate it and put it away.
- Saves a lot of space.
- Quite affordable
- Not quite useful for women who want a complete back, hip and bump support.
Price: 15 euros
3 The My Essential Pregnancy Support Pillow
If you want something which is a combination of pregnancy and baby pillow, then consider this pillow. The curved design is integrated with a triangular wedge, this pillow will be by your side always, during your pregnancy and also while you're nursing your baby.
The nursing pillow is detachable and once you're done with nursing and pregnancy, you can keep the nursing pillow on your sofa in the drawing room. The special curved design gives you comfort as well as support even when you're not pregnant.
- The covers are removable and machine washable.
- Can be afterwards used as a decorative pillow.
- Quite hard to maintain.
Price: 40 euros.
2 The Theraline Original Maternity and Nursing Pillow
Also known as the "Big V," this pillow is designed for you to curl around it during the night and find yourself a nice and comfortable sleeping position. Filled with tiny micro beads, the beads provide full support to the belly and softness to the pillow to be comfortable enough to sleep on. This pillow also provides support for breastfeeding mothers during the post pregnancy period. Pretty useful for its high end price.
- Can be use post pregnancy for support
- Helps you get in or out of the bed.
- Quite bulky and requires a lot of storage space.
1 The Summer Infant Body Support Pillow
If during your pregnancy, you don't want to feel alone while sleeping, then this 9 inch shaped pillow will enable you to curl around the pillow as it envelops you from your head down around your core and round your back.
Believe us, you wont feel lonely anymore while sleeping. Shortlisted for the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Award in 2013, this thing is worth a shot. While sleeping with this pillow, you can freely move your head around and won't feel any irritation.
- Provides full body support.
- Movement convenient while using.