Top Body Pillows for Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you need that extra amount of energy. After all you are growing and nourishing a little bundle of joy in that belly of yours. But just when you feel that you are in need of some extra respite, it seems elusive to come by, particularly in the second and third trimesters when you are in search of that ideal pregnancy sleeping position. Hugging a body pillow can be real game-changer.

Body pillows are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes along with varying stuffing and fabrics. We bring to you our list of the top body pillows that have been chosen with several years of trial and error from our community of mothers. We hope that this list will help reduce your trouble for determining that best option for you and give you access to that much needed rest.

1 – Best All-Round Body Pillow

Leachco Snoogle

Why we love it

The Leachco Snoogle Chic Supreme body pillow provides support to pregnant ladies where they need it the most. It resembles the letter C and comes with a curved top for resting your head, a lengthy middle to support your belly or back and a little less curved bottom for tucking between your legs to reduce the pressure on your buttocks. The pillow covers are made from cotton that help you stay cool even when you are lying cozied up. The covers are machine washable safe and can be zipped off for a swift cleaning session in the washing machine. It can be a bit of a hassle to get the cover back on but the elongated design comes with so many advantages that you forget that hassle. The Leachco Snoogle Chic Supreme will serve you well even after your bundle of joy has arrived in this world. A number of mothers love it during their recovery periods while others appreciate the help it provides to them in bottle-feeding their older kids.

Pros

  • Elongated C-shape design comes with a curved top for resting your head, a lengthy middle to support your belly or back and a little less curved bottom for tucking between your legs to reduce the pressure on your buttocks
  • The pillow covers are made from cotton that help you stay cool, machine washable safe and can be zipped off for a swift cleaning session in the washing machine

Cons

  • It can be a bit of a hassle to get the cover back on

2 – Most splurge-worthy body pillow

Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U

Why we love it

When you are expecting a baby, we believe that you have got every right to sleep like a baby as well. The Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U is slightly expensive in comparison with its competitors but when you get acquainted with its cradling luxury, all that extra money seems like a cool bargain. The body pillow boasts an upside down U shape which tucks under your head and goes all the way down to your knees while supporting your neck, shoulders, back and buttocks. It comes with an organic cotton pillow cover while the filling consists of hypoallergenic synthetic fabric that allows optimum circulation of air. The Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U is machine washable safe which is a huge advantage with this body pillow.

Pros

  • It boasts an upside down U shape which tucks under your head and goes all the way down to your knees while supporting your neck, shoulders, back and buttocks
  • The organic cotton pillow cover consists of hypoallergenic synthetic fabric filling that allows optimum circulation of air
  • The Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U is machine washable safe

Cons

  • Slightly expensive in comparison with its competitors
  • A bit larger in size so will occupy more space

3 – Most Multipurpose Body Pillow

Boppy Custom Fit

Why we love it

During the first trimester, you will be in need of that extra support to rest all those cramps and tired limbs. However, as time goes on in your pregnancy and the third trimester has arrived, you would feel that you need plenty more of that. The Boppy Custom Fit body pillow is a three pillows in one pillow which lets you take away or add pillows as and when required. All the pieces come with Velcro hook and loop that let you attach or detach them with seamless ease. You can use the belly pillow to support your belly or all the three pillows to provide support to your head, belly and buttocks simultaneously.

Pros

  • It is a three pillows in one pillow which lets you take away or add pillows as and when required
  • All the pieces come with Velcro hook and loop that let you attach or detach them with seamless ease
  • Pillows and their cases are machine washable safe

Cons

  • There have been reports of the filling flattening with usage

4 – Best Less is More Body Pillow

Snoozer

Why we love it

Every mommy might not need to be buttressed by a garrison of pillows to help them relax. As a matter of fact, there are mothers who feel as if they have been overwhelmed by pillows rather than comforted by them. The Snoozer boasts a shape similar to the letter J as its tail provides support to the back while you are side-sleeping. Moreover, the lower end of the pillow helps to tilt the body up and ease out the strain on body vessels when you are back sleeping. The pillow comes with polyester stuffing and is machine washable. There is also an option to go with other stuffing including the comfortable organic goose down.

Pros

  • J-shape offers support when you are side-sleeping or back-sleeping
  • Available with multitudes of filling options

Cons

  • Some pregnant mothers may go for more body pillows that provide more coverage

5 – Best Body Pillow for Belly Support

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge

Why we love it

The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge provides expecting mommies with that little extra support they need for their bumps. It is shaped similar to a semi-circle and slants from top to bottom. It can be placed under your belly or back for additional support. It can be transported from one place to another with ease. There are mothers who use it even while resting on the couch while they get entertained by TV or while they are on-the-go. The pillow cover is made of soft pima cotton and it is machine washable safe. It can be removed or put back on the body pillow with remarkable ease. The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge is an ideal choice for the initial days of pregnancy when things are a bit difficult for the ladies. As the pregnancy matures, you can tuck the thinner side in between your legs to support your hips.

Pros

  • It is shaped similar to a semi-circle and slants from top to bottom. It can be placed under your belly or back for additional support
  • It can be transported from one place to another with ease
  • The pillow cover is made of soft pima cotton and it is machine washable safe

Cons

  • Does not offer full body support

6 – Best Body Pillow for Mommies who Easily Get Hot

Today’s Mom Coolmax

Why we love it

The Today’s Mom Coolmax body pillow comes with Coolmax fabric that is adorned with wicking characteristics. It pulls the sweat away from the mother’s skin and makes it evaporate at a faster pace before they feel overheated. This can be a difficult sensation to conquer if you are pregnant during the hot summer days. It comes with a cutout in the middle which resembles the shape of the bowling pin. It might seem to be an eccentric looking body pillow but the shape has been designed to accomplish a specific task. The indents offer support for the shoulder and keep you comfortable from top to bottom.

Pros

  • Coolmax fabric pulls the sweat away from the mother’s skin and makes it evaporate at a faster pace before they feel overheated
  • Boasts a rectangular shape with a cutout in the middle which resembles the shape of the bowling pin for additional shoulder support
  • The pillow cover is machine washable safe

Cons

  • Takes up quite a bit of space

7 – Best Body to Nursing Pillow

Original Theraline

Why we love it

When you are collecting items for your baby’s paraphernalia, you are always fascinated by stuff that does multiple tasks. The Original Theraline can be used both as the body pillow as well as the nursing pillow. It comes with a boomerang shaped design that provides support to your bump and once you have given birth, it can bend around your waist to provide support to your back while you feed your little bundle of joy. The Original Theraline comes with bean-bag-esque bead stuffing and can be transformed into any shape that you want. It is breathable and provides ample support to your tired limbs. There have been reports that the beads fall out with repeated usage but on the whole, the Original Theraline is a gem of a body pillow.

Pros

  • Can be used both as the body pillow as well as the nursing pillow
  • Bean-bag-esque bead stuffing allows it to be transformed into any shape that you want
  • Pillow cover is machine washable safe

Cons

  • Reports of the beads falling out with repeated usage
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