Anyone who is pregnant or has been pregnant can attest to it not being the most comfortable, especially as your belly grows. Your dreams become all about comfort because it feels like it will never happen again. It will, and you don’t have to wait until the baby is born. The right pregnancy pillow will have you sleeping in comfort once again. Here are four great tips to help you purchase the perfect pregnancy pillow.
What is the cause of your discomfort
The purpose of a pregnancy pillow is to help relieve pain in the back, belly, shoulders, neck, belly, and lower limb. If your stomach feels heavy while you are lying on your side, you may want a pillow to place under your belly for that extra support. A wedge pillow might be what you need if you’re having pain or discomfort in your knees or back. The long body-type pillows are great to wrap your arm under and sleep on, but also ideal for belly support, and the best thing about them is you can still swing a leg over for that optimal comfortable position.
Buy a pillow that you can wash
You will most likely not only use this pillow during your pregnancy. Once the baby is born, a pregnancy pillow is great to use while you’re feeding your newborn, which means spit-up and diaper explosions. So you will be glad that you choose a pillow where you can launder the entire thing as opposed to just the cover.
Comfort and Quality
Like most products for sale, there will be varying degrees of both quality and comfort when it comes to pregnancy pillows. You’ve heard the saying, you get what you pay for, but that does not mean you won’t be able to find both comfort and quality in a pregnancy pillow. Since your comfort and/or discomfort level will not be the same as someone else’s, how comfortable the pillow is for you is the only thing that matters.
Read online reviews
Before you purchase any pillow online, read the reviews! The pillow may look great, and the product description might have you thinking that it is the perfect pillow (which is the exact intent of a product description) but the pillow may not hold up in the washing machine. And when it comes to reviews, women are very honest about why or why not they didn’t like it. Product reviews are great in helping when it comes to online purchasing.