As the months go by, many mothers-to-be find that a comfortable position for sleeping becomes more and more difficult. This is especially true for pregnant women who are accustomed to sleeping on their backs or stomachs. Using a pregnancy pillow may be the perfect solution that will provide you with a good night’s sleep. With many different designs to choose from, becoming familiar with some of them can help lead you in the right direction in purchasing the perfect pregnancy pillow. Everyone experiences pregnancy different and besides for a few lucky ones, most have aches and pains somewhere or another. The usual parts of the body that tend to become achy and painful are the lower back and hips. Others may have problems getting use to sleeping on their side, while some have difficulty with the additional pressure that is placed on their upper abdomen.
Full-Body Pregnancy Pillows
Full body pregnancy pillows are very popular today as many pregnant women are finding that having one of these pillows offers them relief from back, neck and hip pain. These types of pillows support the head and body as well as tuck between the knees or legs for better body alignment. Full-body pillows are also a good choice for women who were accustomed to sleeping on the backs or stomachs. These pillows offer support for the head, neck, back and hips while keeping the pelvis open. Choose a full body pillow if you use many pillows for sleeping and you have a large enough bed to accommodate it.
Wedge Maternity Pillows
Wedge pregnancy pillows are made to support the belly while sleeping on your side or can be placed between the knees for better leg, back and hip alignment. These types of pillows are smaller and can be good for not only providing a better night’s sleep, but can also be taken along when traveling. Choose a wedge pregnancy pillow if you have limited bed space, but have back or hip aches and pains.
Organic Pregnancy Pillows
Organic pillows are made with 100% cotton and provide supreme comfort. These types of pillows are available in different sizes or some come with organic pillow covers, which are not only great to use while pregnant, but can also be used to help position baby for breast-feeding. For pregnant women who use several pillows for sleep, the candy-cane shaped full body pillow can be a good replacement pillow. These pillows can be contoured to shape the entire body and provide back support and position between the knees as well as prop the head and give tummy support. Some are available with organic pillow covers. Choose an organic pregnancy pillow if you would prefer an all-natural product.