The Queen Rose Pregnancy and Maternity Pillow can serve a mother well from the early months of the pregnancy through the entire infancy of their babies. It's flexible enough to loop around a mother's back while she sits up to nurse yet supportive enough to keep a belly propped up even in the ninth month of the pregnancy. It can be used on the couch, in bed, or anywhere else a woman needs some support.
While many pregnancy pillows give their support through firmness of material, this one does so thanks to a generous amount of soft polyethylene fill. That means it's also a genuinely comfortable pillow for the head and neck, making it suitable as the only pillow a pregnant woman uses while resting. It was also a slight improvement on the pillow fort approach we initially relied on for my wife.
The cover of the Queen Rose Pregnancy and Maternity Pillow is made from non-allergenic cotton and is machine washable, so it's easy to keep the pillow fresh and clean even if you use it away from home. Also, it's well priced, and any money you can save when you're adding a new family member is welcome indeed.
A writer with MaternityAtHome called the Queen Rose pillow "fluffy and soft" and a "great price," while a Cozzy.org review called it ideal for supporting "those joints that cause the most pain."
Pros: Soft and supportive, washable cotton cover, good price point
Cons: Requires occasional re-fluffing and reshaping to work properly
The Bluestone Full Body Maternity Pillow is a half-foot longer and more than a half-foot wider than many popular pregnancy pillows. Its extra-large size allows even taller women with broader frames to comfortably balance their bellies and align their knees and hips, thus taking the strain off the lower back, spine, and shoulders during sleep.
The drawback to that generous size is that the pillow takes up much more than half the width of a standard queen-size bed, as queen mattresses are usually 60-inches wide. Thus you'll need a very patient partner if you share a queen-sized bed. If you have a king-size mattress, it will still take up about half of the bed because king mattresses are usually 76-inches wide.
The large size and 7.25-pound weight of this polyester filled, cotton-covered pillow also make it impractical to bring with you during travels.
Wirecutter named this their top pick for the best pregnancy pillows, saying "The horseshoe-like profile hugs and supports the lower back better than other shapes, and it can also be flipped around so you can use your own head pillow, which many pregnancy pillows can't accommodate."
Do also note, however, that some women reported the pillow as being too thin to give adequate belly support during late-term pregnancy, though it can be fluffed fuller with a bit of effort.
Pros: Low price point, good choice for taller women
Cons: Too large for some beds, flattens out with use
While the Leachco Back 'N Belly Chic Contoured Body Pillow is primarily marketed as a maternity pillow, in fact, many of the people who use are not only not pregnant women, but are in fact not even women at all. This large, generously stuffed pillow can help reduce the aches and pains associated with scoliosis, sciatica, chronic back pain, and more. It can also simply prop up a side sleeper who is looking for more comfort, no defined medical condition necessary.
As a maternity pillow, the Leachco Back n Belly Chic Contoured Pillow is a favorite of many expectant mothers thanks to its adaptability. The open ends of the pillow can be set farther apart when a shallower support is needed and can be layered over one another to create thicker, more supportive padding as the pregnancy progresses.
The soft fill allows a belly to settle in comfortably, while the blended cotton and polyester cover helps to wick away moisture and moderate body heat during rest.
After birth, this pillow can help a mother relax or sleep in comfort as her body recovers, easily shifting into varied positions as the healing progresses.
One mother appreciated how this pillow had "enough stuffing to actually support [her] belly," while another gushed that the Leachco Back n Belly Chic Contoured Pillow "has absolutely changed [her] comfort level at night."
A product tester from MyNaturalBabyBirth noted that Leachco pillows don't contain "chemicals in the fabric," while a video review from Andrea Wright said it offered "full body support."
Pros: Generous volume of filling, adjustable positioning, poly-cotton blend cover
You are probably not going to spend an entire night sleeping on the Back & Bump Cozy Bump Maternity Pillow, as doing so would be something of a balancing act and would require zero position adjustment to boot. But for the pregnant woman looking for temporary relief of lower back pain or who just wants to enjoy the feeling of resting face down for a little while, this unique pregnancy pillow is a great purchase.
The body-length inflatable pillow features a large cutout circle offset above the middle its 72-inch length, and into this hollow space goes a pregnant belly. Thus the woman can lie face down in the same position she enjoyed for all those years when she wasn't growing a new human in her womb.
The Cozy Bump Maternity Pillow is great for use while an expectant mom watches TV, reads, gets a massage, or just relaxing for a while. As noted, it's not a great choice for use in bed at night, because of the risk of rolling off and because, unlike other pregnancy body pillows, this one doesn't allow for any uses but the facedown prone position.
But the pillow has been evaluated and approved both by OB/GYNs and chiropractors, and is a great choice for occasional daytime use. Note that you will need to procure an air pump separately, or else plan to really develop your lung capacity.
One woman who got the Cozy Bump Maternity Pillow at 32 weeks of pregnancy said it provided her "instant back relief," while another said she "truly recommend[s] this for any woman that desperately misses tummy [rest during] pregnancy."
Today called the Cozy Bump Maternity Pillow a unique way to try to "relieve lower back pain," while an All About Baby's World said it can also help ease hip and pelvic pain.
Pros: Allows for stomach down resting, relieves back pain, packs down small when deflated
Cons: Not suitable for all night slumber, some units suffer from tears and punctures
Some women don't need a person-sized pillow for comfortable rest during pregnancy, they just need some belly bump support, and that's just what the Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow Wedge provides.
During the later weeks of a pregnancy, many women report pain in their lower backs, their hips, their knees, and at just about every other joint in the body. For these long-suffering expectant mothers, a body-sized maternity pillow can help align the legs, pelvis, back, and shoulders, and can prop up the belly to reduce strain on the spine and the muscles of the abdomen. Other expectant moms, however, simply need some extra support underneath that growing baby. For them, the Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow Wedge is the perfect tool.
This soft and supportive wedge-shaped pillow can tuck under a pregnant belly to help prop up side-sleeping recumbent woman, reducing the strain and pressure caused by that bump pulling against her center mass.
One side of the pillow features a soft memory foam that conforms to the belly for maximum comfort while the other side is made up of a firmer padding that provides even more support such as may be needed later on in the pregnancy. Both sides of the wedge pillow feature an outer layer of perforated foam that allows for airflow and helps to regulate body temperature.
While the Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow Wedge was primarily designed to slide underneath a the belly of a side-sleeping expectant mother, it can also be tucked between the knees or ankles to align the legs or behind the lower back while a mother (or anyone else needing lumber support for that matter) sits up in bed, on the couch, or in a chair.
A product reviewer with HQText highlighted how the pillow is "compact and can be used almost anywhere," while a writer from BabyDotDot appreciated the two-sided design that allowed for customized support.
Pros: Provides targeted support, dual-sided design, affordable price point
Cons: Not as effective as larger pillows for back pain
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