Pregnancy Pillow Guide 2020: What You Need To Know
As you may be aware picking a new pregnancy or maternity pillow may be a little daunting. If your reading this then it’s safe to assume you having a little trouble finding the right one. Well, if that's the case let us help you or at least assist in finding out all you need to know before buying your maternity pillow
What’s the purpose of purchasing a maternity pillow? The main purpose is limited safe sleeping positions. Its important that you find a pillow that helps support the recommended side sleeping position when pregnant. Unfortunate for all those back sleepers out there, side sleeping is the way to go, preferably the left side as this helps to improve circulation to the heart and allows for best blood flow to the foetus, uterus and kidneys. So, with that all being said let’s dive into the steps to picking the right pregnancy pillow for you!
Picking the right size pregnancy pillow
Before you start looking at what pregnancy pillow to purchase, you first need to determine what size is going to be right for you. Pillows range from large U shape pillows all the way to small compact Butterfly shaped pillows. Both as supportive as the other the main debate here is how much room your partner is willing to give up? This usually makes us lean more towards the small shaped maternity pillows.
Picking the right shape pregnancy pillow
Like size the shape of pregnancy pillows can vary as well. You can have full body pillows that wrap around your body and head, half size pillows that support and sit under the head and belly or butterfly or bean shaped pillows that just sit under you supporting your bump and back. Again, this all comes down to preference. If you find yourself to be someone that tosses and turns side to side during the night then perhaps one of the butterfly or bean pillows may be the best for you as you don’t have to re adjust which side has the belly support.
Picking a pregnancy pillow with the right material
Not many people thing about material when picking a maternity pillow, but little did you know there can sometimes be quite significant differences across the range of pillows you’ll find across the internet. First of the most important thing to remember is “you pay for what you get” meaning if you spend $10 on a pillow its likely that its not going to be made with the best quality materials. Pillows can range from $10 all the way to $300. Usually most places you will find a happy medium of between $75 to $150. Some companies use feathers where others may use fibre balls that stop clumping. For this the most important thing is to research each pillow you look at.
Below is a list of our top 3 maternity pillows:
1. The Butterfly Maternity Pillow - $97 inc shipping
The Butterfly Maternity Pillow is designed to support the recommended side sleeping position, ensuring healthy rest and comfort throughout your pregnancy.
Its Unique wing design provides a supportive wedge for your baby bump, back, hips and knees - ensuring 100% comfort at all times.
2. The Cuddle Up Body Pillow - $99
Australian made comfort body pillow specially designed to comfort & support mothers during pregnancy, and long after baby is born. The flexible design means that the perfect position can be achieved to relieve individual aches and pain. No need for multiple pillows! Suits all body sizes and shapes.
3. The Original Mumanu Pregnancy Pillow - $85
The Mumanu correctly aligns the hip, pelvis and spine to prevent and relieve low back pain and hip pain. Ideal whether you’re pregnant or not, the Mumanu Pregnancy Pillow is ideal for everyone.