Discomforting things such as backaches while sitting for a slightly longer duration of time on a desk, seizing calf cramps during the nighttime sleep and horrible pains just about the pelvic region while standing can become a rather common feature of a mom’s pregnancy experience.
Sleeping tends to become more and more complicated as you become more and more pregnant. In order to make this seemingly uncomfortable task less complicated, there are tons of pregnancy pillows available on the market that are designed to ensure that pregnant moms are able to get the serenest sleeps possible.
In this post, we bring to you the three best pregnancy pillows. It should be kept in mind that all women tend to be different from one another. So, in the same way, all pregnancies tend to differ from each other and the additional weight of the mother and the baby is also carried in a different manner. So, we believe that it is not possible to find a pillow that will cater to all the preferences and requirements. That is exactly the reason there are lots and lots of pregnancy pillows out there.
1 – The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge
Speaking of the best pregnancy pillows, the The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge is the smallest but not the cheapest pillows around that comes at about $24.99. It is an angled foam in actuality that boasts a half-moon shape that is placed under the mom’s belly while she is lying on her side to provide her support and avoid any sensation of lopsidedness. During our tests, we found out that it was not of the top most quality and did not remain in place while our test cases tried sleeping with it for a night or two. Moreover, if you want to flip over, you will have to move the wedge to the other side and place it back again wherever you need it.
Our tests found out that the tummies of mothers did not really stay on The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge and sort of hung out next to them, accompanying them next to them during their naps. This can be slightly different if mothers are farther along in the pregnancy and their bellies are bigger. However, our test cases found out that whenever they woke up in the morning, The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge was found on the floor. There are numerous wedges available on the market that have been developed by other manufacturers. If you have had a nice experience with some of them from other brands, do let us know in the comment’s section below.
Final verdict on The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge: No
2 – Newpoint Body Pillow
Our quest for the best pregnancy pillows continues and we have the Newpoint Body Pillow that is worth $12.99. It has not been designed particularly for pregnancy which is a nice incentive to have since you can comfortably find out a pillow case for it that matches one’s bedding. Moreover, you can keep using it once you are done with the pregnancy. Of the three best pregnancy pillows that we are reviewing in this post, the Newpoint Body Pillow is the most affordable option. It can be placed horizontally at the base of your headboard and consists of hypoallergenic materials. It supports tons of sleeping positions and is a nice gizmo to hug onto tightly.
The Newpoint Body Pillow is quite comfortable and offers a nice night’s sleep. It is overstuffed and fluffy and fills up the contours of a pregnant belly without making the mothers think one bit about the weird shape of their tummy. The pillow could have been handier had it been in the L-shape as it would have provided more support to the mom’s head. However, a conventional pillow can be used to provide support to the head. Our subjects hung on to the Newpoint Body Pillow all night long and got up almost in the same position in which they went to sleep.
Final verdict on the Newpoint Body Pillow: Yes
3 – Snoogle Total Body Pillow
As we look for the best pregnancy pillows, we land upon the Snoogle Total Body Pillow that costs $52.99 and is claimed by the manufacturers as the Mother of all Pregnancy Pillows. It boasts a shape similar to the letter C. The manufacturers claim that it has been designed to provide supreme comfort from head to toe. However, we believe that its shape kind of looks rather preposterous as it resembles a large snake. It tends to take up almost half of the space on the bed and had it not been for the sake of this review, we would never have purchased it at all.
Having said that, we found out the Snoogle Total Body Pillow to be a lot more comfortable than we expected it to be. With the Snoogle Total Body Pillow lying beside you, there is no need whatsoever for any other pillow. This pillow provides support simultaneously for your head, belly and legs. In addition, mothers can sleep with the C shape providing support round about the back region or you can also sleep facing the back of C so that you can have something to hug onto from the front. Both the position were different from each other but quite comfortable. If you do not want to create an awkward obstacle between you and your partner, then sleeping facing the front of the C shaped Snoogle Total Body Pillow would be a wiser option.
Now, we come to the negative aspect of the Snoogle Total Body Pillow. It tends to create a separate sleeping region that is away from your partner. We ended up naming this pillow as The Sex Repellent since it can easily prevent your partner from making a move while you are clinging onto it. However, if you are looking to force your partner to maintain a distance from you, well, then it can be a great choice. Nevertheless, the Snoogle Total Body Pillow is an excellent choice if you are looking for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Final verdict for Snoogle Total Body Pillow: Yes for a comfortable sleep but No for a happy sex life!
Summing it up!
There must of millions out there who would be still wondering if looking out for the best pregnancy pillows is really worth it? We believe that it comes down to your personal preferences. There would be lots of mothers who would have never used a pregnancy pillow during their first pregnancy. You can go for a typical pillow for head support, snuggle onto a conventional pillow and place another regular pillow between your legs. For some pregnant ladies, this could be a great and simple solution while for others, it can be quite a hassle to make them stay in their place all night long. A pillow such as the Snoogle Total Body Pillow can certainly help mothers stay in a stationary posture.
If you are going through a really discomforting time of late, it won’t hurt to look out for the best pregnancy pillows. If you are terrified by the idea of purchasing something that you will end up using for only a couple of months or so, then you may as well try out the Newpoint Body Pillow. It is the most affordable option of the three pillows in our post and can be lied horizontally at the base of your headboard to support your pillows when you are hugging your partner.