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We've had one of these in the home for the last 2 months after my partner complained that she wasn't feeling comfortable in bed at all. After a number of sleepless nights, of attempting to prop herself up on a mound of pillows and rest, we decided the best thing we could do was invest in something which could give her some ergonomic comfort during sleep, we found a nice big pillow in Mothercare for £29.99 and whilst I baulked at the price, she assured me that not only would this make the pregnancy much easier I would be much happier if she was too.
Ergonomically designed to support the weight of the bump, this has proven to be one of the best things we have bought during the whole pregnancy, it can be moved around meaning it can curl around the pregnant person, or it can be held to take some of the strain away from the pain that might be felt.
Although I thought normal pillows would do the trick, this ergonomic pillow does seem to have helped and it can also be used after pregnancy as a pillow for baby during breast feeding to make it easier for mother and baby to feel comfortable.
I like what this has done for my other half and I also really like the fact it makes her life easier, the only issue I have with it, is that it is hard to store due to its size, following pregnancy it will be difficult to find somewhere to keep this pillow as it is almost, if not a metre long and doesn't readily fit into any cupboards.
Overall this is a small issue compared to what it has done for my partners posture and general comfort during pregnancy. A top class purchase.
When I turned 6 months pregnant by bump had grown huge and I was finding it really uncomfortable to sleep at night. At the time I was resorting to pushing two pillows between my legs on lying on my side just to get comfy and even then I was suffering through back ache during the days because I just couldnt settle and position myself comfortably at night. It led to a lot of frustration and moans and Im sure my other half would marry the person who invented this!
Which is why when I saw this item on sale it was an absolute must! I got it in Mothercare for 30 euro but they are retailing on Amazon for just 43 pounds. It gives excellent support for baby and mum to be. I found it really helped my back ache too and after getting back to full nights sleep I was like a new woman! It is made of foam in the shape of a wedge which is perfect for shoving under that precious bump.
Its easy to store when not in use and doesnt get in the way. The cover can also be removed and thrown in the washing machine. I would shop around for these as the prices seem to differ greatly from shop to shop.
After birth there really isnt much use for it unless you plan on having any more children but for the comfortable nights you get with this pillow I think the price tag is certainly worth it. You could always pass it onto a sister or friend are you have gotten use out of it.
I would highly recommend these to any mum to be who is suffering from those awful restless uncomfortable nights.
The idea of a small wedge shaped pillow that you slot under your tummy in order to get a good nights sleep may seem like a really alien idea. Men may look at these and view them as a complete waste of time. However as any mum to be knows, their purpose is to support both mummy and baby bump and allow for a better sleep position.
Once you get to the later stages of pregnancy you really do begin to find getting into a comfy position nigh on impossible, so a look at buying a pregnancy pillow can be a really good idea. When in need of something to ease in to a better sleeping position I came across the Mothercare Sleep Wedge Cushion. It turned out to be a great little item and is something I really would recommend.
The wedge shaped pregnancy pillow is very similar to the one in the picture here. In terms of its shape its a nice little semi soft wedge that you can use both before and after the pregnancy. It costs £9.99, which does sound a fair bit for a little wedge pillow, but when you consider how much more comfy you can be once you get one, I feel the cost seems to disappear from your mind.
The pillow is made from a 100% foam textured material, which is shaped to be an angled wedge, that you can slip under your bump during nap and bedtime. Ignore the cries of the OH, as he claims you are taking up the whole of the bed with your silly lady cushion! After all his bump is probably due to too much beer and as such it doesn't kick and wriggle (unless he has just drunk his last can!) when he is trying to nod off.
The covering of the Mothercare pregnancy pillow wedge that I had was a simple 50/ 50 cotton and polyester mix. The colour of the wedge pillow I had was a plain white and had a machine washable cover. This was easy to clean and dry and then put back on to the pillow in time for bedtime. I wasn't all that concerned with what it looked like, I was more hopeful about what it could do.
The wedge does have quite a firm feel about it and as such I felt that the best results came from use during the later heavier feeling and more draining stages of pregnancy. It was easy enough to slip the wedge with its slim tipped end under the bump and then roll slightly towards the comfiest angle. The relief of having a nicely supportive feeling pillow placed in the right place made nap and sleep times much better.
Another use for a pregnancy pillow such as this wedge shaped one, is that you can use it as a back support. Once the heavy weight of a growing baby means a bit of back ache even when sitting, I found that if I slipped the wedge behind the small of my back it offered really good support and comfort. Of course you can only really use this to any great effect in the right shaped chair, so it may mean trying all the chairs and sofas at home to get the comfiest combo of chair and pillow.
You can also continue to use the pillow after the baby has arrived too, as for the first few weeks you still often cannot get comfortable at night and sleeping with the wedge can still help. You can also use it to support your back when holding your baby at times like when you are feeding the baby, or just for general cuddles and this works fairly well.
In terms of rating this product I feel it ought to get a rate of around 4 stars. The price was ok, the product was of a good quality and it proved to be very useful. It didn't stop the night time waking, but I don't think anything could.
There are other forms of sleep pillow on the market such as the full length body pillows, which I also tried and can say that these are good too.
Either way a good quality support pillow will help support your bump, improving your sleep position. It may even give you a few hours more sleep, unless you wake in the night with a craving for: ice cubes, jelly, ice cream, mars bars, doughnuts, pickles etc, in which case, go see your GP as you might be pregnant!
One of the worst things about being pregnant is the uncomfortable night's sleep you end up getting. In the later stages of my pregnancy, I was always uncomfortable at night no matter what position I got myself into.
My husband came across this Pregnancy Pillow and got it for me. I think he was fed up of having a miserable, moaning wife! It is a very simple desgined pillow, in a lilac colour. It is a wedge shaped piece of foam with a washable cover. All you have to do is slide the pillow under your bump at night when you are going to go to sleep. The pillow is supposed to support the weight of your bump and baby and allow you a good night's rest.
This product definately worked, I felt the pressure of my bump and baby relieved. The only thing is I found myself quite stiff in the morning as I must have sub consciously thinking about not moving in my head as I was still in the same position in the morning as I was when I went to bed!
This is a really simple maternity aid and if you are longing for a good sleep but your pregnancy is preventing it, then this is definately something you should consider buying. It definately helped me. It cost us £15.99 off of the internet and was worth every penny.
This pregnancy pillow is the best invention in the world, ever! I found it nearly impossible to get even remotely comfortable in bed during all of my pregnancies' and have tried various maternity pillows because I was sick of getting no sleep.
When I was pregnant with my third child after yet another sleepless night for me and my husband he went out and bought me this pillow, it is a very simple designed pillow that is shaped almost like a wedge of cheese made out of sponge with a removable, washable cover. The pillow is simply slipped under your bump to help support the weight of the baby and help you get a good nights sleep.
I must say this product worked very well and helped me get comfortable, so I was able to get at least some sleep the only problem was that as I toss and turn a lot at night I kept waking up to find my wedge on my husband or on the floor.
Overall this is a very simple but very effective device that is the only way I managed to get any sleep at all during the last few weeks of my pregnancy. It is also graet value for money, my husband only paid £20 for mine.
Who ever came up with this pillow idea was a genius! I usually sleep on my stomach and when I was pregnant it wasn't practical to carry on doing this. I wasn't particularly comfortable on my side and lying on my back was a "no, no". I decided to invest in one of these long pregnancy pillows. I bought it from mothercare for £30 and it was the best £30 I spent. It has lasted me 2 pregnancies and it's great to snuggle up to in the cold nights when my husband steals most of the covers. So I would lie on my side with one leg over it , it would comfortably support the bump and I have to say it made sleep that bit more comfortable for me. The pillow case comes off and so is easily washable. It is also great for feeding and if you have had a c-section like myself you can place it on your lap and place the baby on top to feed. I just think that whilst you are pregnant you need to be as comfortable as possible and this was something that did just that. I'm not sure whether I will have another child but whatever I decide I just can't part with this pillow I jsut find it so comfy!
I got this pillow as it had a good write up and I couldn't get comfy in bed whilst pregnant so sleep was hard to come by. I wasn't very impressed to say the least. None of the maternity pillows I purchased helped. I ended up with four different maternity pillows pilled up at the side of the bed.
Every position was uncomfortable, but maybe that was just me being fussy (i don't know). I know so many people with this type of pillow who swear by them so don't think badly of it down to my experience of it.
The pillow is meant to to be placed so that the smaller end is under your bump and conforming to your body to reducepressure and support the weight so that your body doesn't have to. Most of the ones you'll find on the market are made of memory foam. I would suggest not buying one that isn't memory foam. As I ended up buying a number of pregnancy type pillows there was the obvious storage issue but if I had just stuck to this one (Prince Lionheart) there wouldn't be a problem. It is small enough that is slips under the cot.
The pillow normally comes with one cover which is machine washable. The pillow normally retails around £25 -£28 depending on where you buy it from.
A plus was that the pregnancy pillow was a nice pillow to keep around after baby was born as it helped me to sit up straight and comfy when feeding or playing with baby.
Pregnancy pillows are something that I am really glad somebody decided to design! I'm 35weeks pregnant and was finding it really uncomfortable to sleep at night as I felt so uncomfortable. You would think that your bed is one of the places you would feel the most comfortable but this was definately not the case at all.
You can either place it under your bump which supports it very well but also if you put it between your legs it's works a dream. This is what I found the most effective with it. Aswell as supporting your bump, it also supports your back.
The only down side i would say that these pillows have is the fact that if you want to turn over in the middle of the night, you have to drag the pillow with you which isn't very good if you have a husband or partner beside you as it's not something you can do discreetly at all. But aslong as they don't mind being disturbed now and again then I would definately recommend the pillow.
The pregnancy wedge pillow is in my opinion one of the most simple but effective inventions ever and a must for any pregnant lady.
As soon as I got a significant bump I started to be uncomfortable in bed. I would lay on my side and due to my lack of decent stomach muscles my bump would drop down onto the mattress. This would cause the baby to also move down towards the mattress which resulted in the other side of my bump feeling strained and aching.
This pillow was recommended to me by a friend and to be honest the simple design of it made me sceptical that such a small pillow could actually make any difference.
The pillow is simple a covered wedge of foam. You place the wedge under your bump, with the thinner end towards your body. You then rest your bump on the wedge and the design means your bump is supported but at a higher angle than it would be if it just dropped onto the mattress. Your bump is then at a much more natural position allowing you and your baby to rest comfortably.
The version I had come with a cotton cover which means it could be easily washed in the washing machine to keep it fresh.
One thing I would recommend is regularly changing the side of the wedge you use as I found that a few nights of my bump on the same side could cause a dent in the wedge.
My wedge only cost £7.99 and I used it through both my pregnancies and then passed it on to my sister in law.
There are no downsides to this item and I thoroughly recommend it.
The pregnancy pillow or a lump of cheese as my partner calls it was a great item to help me get to sleep whilst pregnant as basically it is a wedged shaped cushion, which fits neatly under your bump to provide extra support without laying on it. is the same principle as a door step really.
It is a soft cushion, which allows you to sell on your side without the fear of rolling on to your bump yet gives you comfort as though you are laid on it. i found this really great especially as i got bigger as found it a nightmare to get to sleep at nighttime and a normal cushion just wasnt the right shape to over the support needed. however the only problem was that i found, when i was asleep (perhaps its because i wriggle a lot) is that the cushion would come out of place and end up on my partners side of bed or on the floor, so when i woke would have to hunt for it before getting comfy again. however without it i would never of been able to sleep.
Pregnancy Pillow Deluxe lifts and supports abdomen throughout pregnancy.