Pregnant women during the entire period of gestation face certain inconveniences, which are especially aggravated in recent months. Moreover, the most inconvenience occurs when the expectant mother tries to sleep, because the number of positions that can be taken with a big belly is limited. Fortunately, today there are special pillows for pregnant women, designed just to improve the comfort of rest.
It’s important to know how choose a pregnancy pillow. It should be made of hypoallergenic filler and natural fabrics. In addition, the fabric for the cover must also be durable, because the pillow can be used even after the birth of the child — which means that it must be ready to serve you for a long time. Naturally, it makes no sense to overpay for imported items, because domestic seamstresses do their job just as well.
The main types of pillows for pregnant women
In order to understand which pillow for pregnant women is better, you need to analyze all their main varieties. There are options U-, FROM-, I-, G-, G-forms, and “Boomerang”. Such products are designed to support the entire body or its individual parts that experience some discomfort — the lower back, the stomach itself, and so on.
However, the best pregnancy pillow is, without a doubt, a U‑shaped pillow. They provide support to the body from all sides and are best suited for those who are accustomed to frequently change their body position during sleep. In addition, they can be used in everyday life — to unload the cervical spine or even as an additional piece of furniture. These pillows use holofiber (springy hypoallergenic fiber), which is an excellent thermostat and allows air to circulate freely. Another filler offered by our store is artificial swan down. Completely hypoallergenic, but softer, unlike holofiber.
Naturally, without exception, all pillows are made taking into account physiological structures, that is, they are able to provide support for all muscles that are in tension at the same time.
The largest pillow of all offered — “G” shape pillow, perfect for a large bed and will be able to support the expectant mother from all sides. One edge of such a pillow is placed under the back, and the other — between the knees. At the same time, even a big tummy will be incredibly comfortable — of course, if you are used to sleeping on your side. If you often turn over in a dream, then such a pillow will also come in handy, because both of its edges have the same length. But asymmetric pillows will not provide you with such convenience, since they will have to be constantly turned over. For small and fragile women, the G pillow can seem really huge. However, they will also find application for it in the last stages of pregnancy, because during this period swelling in the legs is often annoyed and you want to put your legs higher. The disadvantages of such a pillow are also present — its size will not fit into any bed. A small bed simply does not fit such a “giant”.
Pillow shaped bagel — this is perhaps the most versatile product. After all, with its help you will provide yourself with high-quality support when sleeping on your side, and by twisting the product in a certain way, you can even enjoy it while sitting down on your stomach.
A pillow is good for a small bed. Boomerang. This product can rightfully be called multifunctional, because with its help you can organize a comfortable sleep and rest, and subsequently use it when feeding the crumbs. In addition, this pillow is compact in size, which means it will be comfortable for petite women and fit into a small bed.
Pillow Harmony (G form) will provide pregnant women with a comfortable sleep due to back support and a growing tummy, and will also allow you to organize a bed without a headrest. This product will also be the best solution for a small bed.
Pillow Cushion ( in form I)also good for small bedrooms. Despite its compactness, this product will provide a restful, full-fledged sleep to a tired expectant mother.
Rules for choosing pillows for pregnant women
It is clear that when deciding on such an important purchase, you should not only know where to buy a pillow for pregnant women, but also how to choose it correctly. First of all, the filler plays a huge role — it must be antimicrobial, environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic. A good option is holofiber — it is lightweight, undemanding in care and has an excellent ability to keep its shape. In addition, these pillows easily fold into the most compact form. The second, no less high-quality and popular filler option is artificial swan down. It is softer, maximally adapts to the shape of your body.
Of course, for quality bedding, it is important not only what is inside it, but also what is outside. The quality of the cover also plays an important role. After all, very often pillows for pregnant women are used in the future for feeding the baby. Thus, the cover should be easy to remove, provide soft tactile sensations, and maintain a comfortable temperature for the human body. As a rule, natural materials are chosen for sewing covers — coarse calico, satin, cotton.
How to use a pregnancy pillow correctly
A pillow can be placed behind the back if the lumbar region needs unloading. If the problem area is the legs and the blood circulation disturbed in them, then the product can be placed under the legs. In the event that you put your arms and shoulders on the pillow, then in this way unload the area of the neck and shoulders. It can also be placed at the back to prevent you from rolling onto your back (this is especially important for pregnant women in the last weeks), or you can place one end of the pillow between your legs, thereby helping to relax the spinal area. However, each of the available forms of pillows can be used in its own way. At the same time, the most functional is the U‑shaped pillow.