The Benefits Of Using A Pregnancy Pillow

As anyone who has ever carried a child will tell you, carrying all that extra weight on your front whilst pregnant can put a lot of strain on your lower back, especially if you are carrying more than one baby. The muscles in your back have to work much harder than normal in order to stabilize your posture and, over the course of your pregnancy, this can be really uncomfortable and even quite painful.

A pregnancy pillow can be a great comfort during your pregnancy but also a great help after it, supporting the ligaments in your pelvis and lower back as they tighten up again after the extended stretched period during pregnancy. 

How Does A Pregnancy Body Pillow Help?

It is often said that the most comfortable position to sleep in during your pregnancy, and the one that doctors usually recommend, is sleeping on your side.

As anyone who has ever carried a child will tell you, carrying all that extra weight on your front whilst pregnant can put a lot of strain on your lower back, especially if you are carrying more than one baby. The muscles in your back have to work much harder than normal in order to stabilize your posture and, over the course of your pregnancy, this can be really uncomfortable and even quite painful.

A pregnancy pillow can be a great comfort during your pregnancy but also a great help after it, supporting the ligaments in your pelvis and lower back as they tighten up again after the extended stretched period during pregnancy. 

How Does A Pregnancy Body Pillow Help?

It is often said that the most comfortable position to sleep in during your pregnancy, and the one that doctors usually recommend, is sleeping on your side.

It is often said that the most comfortable position to sleep in during your pregnancy, and the one that doctors usually recommend, is sleeping on your side. A full body pillow can really help you get comfortable on your side. That is because it doesn’t just support your enlarged midsection, it also helps to support the rest of the body including the neck, shoulders, legs and back. These pillows help keep the spine properly aligned during sleep, which will help alleviate any pain in the hips, pelvis and lower back. 

Who Can Use A Pregnancy Pillow?

Pregnancy pillows are not just for pregnant women of course. In fact, they can also be a great help to anyone who suffers with interrupted sleep due to painful conditions such as sciatica or chronic pain elsewhere, in the neck, back and shoulders for example. They can also help those who suffer generally from bouts of restlessness during sleep or even outright insomnia. 

What Is The Best Way to Use Them?

Full body pillows come in a range of shapes and sizes but they are all designed to help you get into a more comfortable sleeping position that alleviates the strain on your lower back. The best way to use them is simply to cuddle up to it in a side position that you feel comfortable with unless, of course, your doctor advises otherwise. There are certain times when a doctor will recommend sleeping in a specific position during pregnancy commonly because you are carrying more than one baby or because of how you are carrying the baby. Generally speaking, sleeping on your left side ensures a nice healthy blood flow that is good for both you and your baby during pregnancy. 

How Are They Made?

They are manufactured using a range of filling materials that include foam, polyester and feathers among others. Which one you choose really comes down to which one you feel most comfortable with. Some people have allergies, for example, that will mean they need to avoid certain types of filling. 

Many people swear by memory foam pillows, whilst others prefer the natural comfort of goose feathers. Deciding the best pillow for you may come down to trial and error but a good place to start is with the same filling as your ordinary pillows perhaps. 

Where Can I Buy One?

Xtreme Comfort are one of the leading companies selling an entire range of pregnancy body pillows, throw pillows, and other types of cushion. Our experts are always on hand to help you decide which is the best pillow for you.

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