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Pregnancy pillows - what sort? Rss

Hi
I am getting sore sleeping on my side even with pillows propping me infront and behind. I am thinking of getting a pregnancy pillow, but don't know what sort. Full body pillow down one side? One that goes all the way around and back down the other side? (Not sure my husband would be keen to relinquish that much of the bed though!) Something just for the bump?
I am getting sore shoulders and hips, and a sore back especially if the bump isn't supported. Even with a pillow between my legs, on my side it feels like my circulation to my legs is getting cut off. 2.5 months to go and sleeping on my back is not longer an option. Any recommendations or suggestions? I don't want to be whinging, and other than this the pregnancy is great, but a better sleep would be nice smile
Any advice welcome.
Cheers
Hi - I had the same problem, everything was sore and by the end of my pregnancy (which was 41 weeks) I was waking every hour of the night, it was terrible. I found that sleeping on an extra duvet cushioned my hips a bit. I had pillows all around me but nothing seemed to help much, wished I'd bought a pregnancy pillow but remember them being quite expensive, not sure if it would have made a difference or not but they certainly looked good! Poor you!





I have a full body pillow down one side (very long) & it is an absolute life saver!! Don't know how I coped without it during my first pregnancy!!!! It's soooo worth the money, I promise!

I bought a full length body pillow on Catch Of The Day months ago, and I can't sleep without it now.
My tummy is too big to be supported by the pillow now so I have the body pillow folded in half between my knees (one layer was enough for most of my pregnancy, but now my hips ache unless I have two layers). My tummy now gets propped up by a thinner pillow.

I know I've seen the pillows at Lincraft for quite cheap.
I’ve got one of these http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H1QGRH94L._SL500_AA280_.jpg but find that it digs into my back a bit because of the way it’s curved. I’d probably go for one of these instead, http://www.pregnancypillow.com.au/wp-content/uploads/maternity-pillow-2.jpg
http://bedspillows.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/pregnancy-pillow-3.jpg as I find a bit of back support helps as well when lying on your side. But I think you’ll find that you’ll still get a bit sore though. You don’t tend to move as much whilst sleeping when pregnant (especially when you find a comfy position). I nearly ended up with a pressure sore on my ear once tongue

I’ve got one of these http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H1QGRH94L._SL500_AA280_.jpg but find that it digs into my back a bit because of the way it’s curved. I’d probably go for one of these instead, http://www.pregnancypillow.com.au/wp-content/uploads/maternity-pillow-2.jpg
http://bedspillows.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/pregnancy-pillow-3.jpg as I find a bit of back support helps as well when lying on your side. But I think you’ll find that you’ll still get a bit sore though. You don’t tend to move as much whilst sleeping when pregnant (especially when you find a comfy position). I nearly ended up with a pressure sore on my ear once tongue


I bought one from Spotlight which is just a wedge with a curved out bit for your tummy at about $25. I found it great as it didnt take up the whole bed. For me, the whole body pillow was a pain because I change sides all night and had to keep trying to manouvre it around under the sheet, which was hard work!

I recommend the wedge type plus a regular pillow or cushion between your knees

I bought a full body pillow and found it useless, the preg pillows were too expensive. Over the last month I was struggling to sleep waking up in tears from the pain in my hips, the cramps in my legs and the aches in my back. So I spoke to a midwife about it, she gave me the CHEAPEST solution, prop up a few pillows, so I use 3 pillows, lay one flat, the 2nd one half sitting on the 1st pillow and half on the bed and the 3rd on top of all those. I HAVE SLEP THRU THE ENTIRE NIGHT for this whole week and its been blissful. My tummy is protected and SUPRISINGLY my back (being at a slant) is pain free. Im loving it and LOVE the midwife who gave this piece of info.

My best pal swears by the preg pillow, maybe with next bub I will try one, but for now, the above works fabulously for me.
I am a mother of three children and the last two pregnancies have experienced all the variants of pillows that you can experience...

Now I have a C-shaped pillow (don't want to advertise any brand/model, but you can go yourself to https://www.amazon.com/s?k=c+shape+pillow and sort "by prices" / "by stars" / and so on - there are plenty of good models). I bought it on the 20th week of pregnancy and I still love it very much. Just an indispensable thing for future and nursing moms. At my place everyone loves her - very comfortable. Balls only occasionally need to be added, because they are pressed during use. Recommend also to read some reviews about types / styles / forms / noises, and others, for example here: http://pregily.com/

And do not be alarmed by the fact that such pillows supposedly take up a lot of space on the bed. High-quality pillows are made in such a way that they will not be a “burden” in your bed, but only deliver a lot of comfort.
p.s. and almost forgot:

Pay attention to the length of the pillow in the center, most often they are about 145 cm, and with growth of more than 170 cm - this is really not enough! The pillow will be up to the knees, the leg will hang down, not to throw where ... So pay attention and better take it with a margin.
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