Pregnancy comes with new experiences, some anxiety and the extra weight. With the spine taking the most load, a good night’s sleep is very important to rest the spine and the back.
To help moms-to-be, pregnancy pillows provide the extra cushion and support for a well rested sleep. They are also known as maternity pillows.
Pregnancy pillows are contoured and have curves to help the pregnant woman unlike a body pillow which is straight and does not take into account the changing shape of a woman’s body.
Why use a pregnancy pillow?
Sleeping on the side gives some relief to the back. As pregnancy progresses, the increasing weight and the baby bump makes it difficult for a woman to sleep on her side. If you have the following problems, a pregnancy pillow would help you immensely:
A too hard or too soft pillow: Sometimes the pillows are too hard or too soft. The right height and the blend of a pillow filler makes for comfortable resting.
Using too many pillows: If one is using too many pillows to help support the back and the tummy, a pregnancy pillow may just be the answer.
Pain in the back or hips: Pain in the back and hips while getting up after a night’s sleep indicates a need for more support.
Side sleeping: If a new mother finds herself struggling to sleep on the side as her preferred pre-pregnancy position, she may want to try the pillow.
Types of maternity pillows
There are many types of maternity pillows available. Some of them are:
Full length straight pillow
Flexible full length pillow
A pregnancy pillow is just the right product a mom-to-be would need to sail through her pregnancy resting comfortably.
I’m ANNA KENDRICK, a sports writer, who writes for children. I started writing when I was 15 years old. I was selling news magazines and I would read the adventure stories and I thought how wonderful it would be to write stories. Writing for children is really my niche and interest. I started writing on sports that made it possible for me to meet new people with certain stories.