Maternity Pillows For Sleeping.
Hmm, Which one should you choose?
When you first find out that you’re pregnant, there are so many emotions to wade through that it may be weeks or even months before you can fully process it.
And at the very beginning stages of pregnancy, you will almost certainly not be thinking about pregnancy pillows.
However, as your pregnancy progresses and you find your belly growing and sleeping becomes more uncomfortable, it may start to sound like a much better idea.
But rather than waiting until the matter is urgent and rushing out to buy the first pregnancy body pillow you see, why not spend a moment or two right now thinking about how to choose the best pregnancy pillow for you.
If you’ve never been pregnant before, you may not even know what pregnancy body pillows are or why you would need one. Of course, the fact is that even though it is a joyful experience, being pregnant can be wholly uncomfortable and even if you never had any sleeping problems in the past, your newly shaped body can make the process much more uncomfortable than it has ever been. What these special pillows offer is support for your growing belly so that you can sleep more comfortably.
There are many specially designed pillows on the market for this purpose, but not all are created equal. When choosing out of the different pregnancy body pillows, you will want to note the different shapes, materials and certainly the cost of the pillow.
Most of the pillows available on the market today are C-shaped like the Leachco Snoogle Pillow or U-shaped. Since sleeping on your side is recommended for pregnant women, these pillows are especially tailored to this sleeping position.
You use it by positioning your body in the empty space of the U, with one arm and one leg on either side. You can either face the pillow or have the pillow at your back. The support provided will help you to sleep like you did before you were pregnant, alleviating the weight from your stomach, supporting your back by allowing your spine to remain straight during the night and even eliminating problematic heartburn that is so common in pregnant women.
Even if you don’t forsee having sleeping problems during your pregnancy or have not had a special pillow during past pregnancies, you may still want to give a pregnancy pillow a shot. Many new mothers swear by them long after their pregnancy has ended because of their support and comfort, and even claim that their husbands will occasionally steal the pillow for the same reasons!
A u shaped pregnancy body pillow is not the only option when it comes to buying a pillow for your pregnancy. There are also wedge pillows that offer support only of your stomach that may work better for some women.
Also be sure to check the material that any pillow is made from, particularly if you suffer from allergies. There are pillows available that are made from natural, organic materials if that is a concern of yours.