When it comes to pillows and the comfort they bring, moms who are expecting will find a large number of different products and styles available.
Among the different styles available are the best pregnancy body pillow options. These are designed very different from the regular head pillow that we’re accustomed to.
They’re longer and often have varying shapes that help hug your body for extra support.
Body pillows are great specially for side sleepers. And as a pregnant mom, you’ll probably find yourself sleeping in this position a lot.
If you’ve been having difficulty sleeping, try these ones out. They help a lot.
Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, White
Best Pregnancy Body Pillow: This is an all around body pillow that helps expecting moms get a good night’s sleep. It is designed to help support all the different areas so your neck, spine and hips are aligned.
The Leachco Snoogle comes in a C shape design that can be used on either side.
You can use it facing the open side of the C, as:
- the upper curve of the C offers support for your head and neck
- the lower curve of the C offers stays between your knees, and partially supports your tummy as well
- while the middle section of the C is behind you to support your back and hips, keeping your spine aligned
In the same way you can use the inside of the C. This time the full length side acts as a body pillow:
- where you can rest your head,
- you can also wrap you legs around it for temperature control
- while the middle section of the pillow supports your tummy
We love that the pillow helps pregnant moms stay comfortable and supported. Plus it takes away all the extra pillows that need to keep being repositioned throughout the night.
An extra feature of this pillow, as well as the others made by Leachco is that they are flexible. You can position them in any way you want.
This allows it to wrap around you after you’ve given birth and be used as a nursing pillow as well.
While made designed as a pregnancy pillow, this can be used by anyone specially side sleepers, as well as those suffering from back pain or hip pain. This is because it supports these parts and keeps the spine aligned with the neck, hips and legs.
Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow, Ivory
U Shaped Body Pillow: This is another option that helps with expecting mom. It is another contoured pillow that’s design to hug your body as well as offer support.
The main difference between this and the Snoogle above is the shape. This one has a U-shape that offers more coverage.
Instead of just having the pillow on one side you have it on both. This way there’s no need to reposition the side you like when you turn from right to left or the other way around during the night. Whichever side you turn to there’s a full sized body pillow you that you can snuggle against for support.
Because it covers both sides, it does take up more space in the bed though.
The pillow comes with an hour glass shape in the middle that’s designed to fit your body. Both the tummy side and side for your back are mirrored by the inner contours of the pillow, providing support for both.
As with the Snoogle Original above, this is flexible enough for you to position it the way you want. It also doubles as a nursing pillow after you’ve given birth, thanks to its flexibility.
Like the other Leachco pillow above, this one uses a removable sham style cover that’s made with 65% polyester and 35% cotton. The covers are washable to keep them clean.
Today’s Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow, Espresso
This is another U shaped body pillow for pregnant moms who are expecting. It is very similar to the Leachco Back ‘N Belly pillow as it offers a contoured inside that is designed to cradle your body.
This pillow is offered in 4 different colors and lets you replace the many different pillows that you’ve been using to help you get comfortable and sleep at night. Its size, while bigger, does offer more coverage as whichever way you turn you have ample support in both the front and back. This way there’s no need to keep moving or adjusting the pillow in bed when you turn.
This helps provide relief from any pain or pressure on the back or hips.
This pillow comes with a zippered cover that’s made with 50% cotton and 50% polyester. This allows you to easily remove the pillow from the cover to have the cover washed.
Leachco Snoogle Mini Compact Side Sleeper
Small Pregnancy Body Pillow: As much as the full body pillows above offer excellent support, they’re also big. They take up a good amount of space and are difficult if you want to take them with you away from home.
Here’s where the Snoogle Mini comes in. This is a mini body pillow that comes with similar features as the 2 Leachco pillows featured earlier in our review. The difference is it is about half the size.
This shape and contours help support and give relief to where expectant mom need them the most. These include the tummy, back, hips and legs. Being more compact, it is also easier to fold and reposition based on how you want it.
This pillow is designed to help side sleepers as it keeps the body in proper alignment by supporting the back, hips and legs.
The drawback is, because of its size, depending on how tall you are it may not give you ample coverage. This means you may need an extra pillow either for your head or your legs.
In the same light, its smaller size makes it easier to reposition as well as bring with you should you want to take it when you travel.
Pregnancy body pillows offer a different sleeping solution compared to regular head and neck pillows. That’s because the expecting mom’s body is different from that of one who’s not carrying a child. These types of pillows are specially designed to offer both comfort and support in the right areas so you and you unborn child are as healthy as possible.