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A Pregnancy Pillow Guide | Everything you need to know



 
We have put together a pregnancy pillow guide covering everything you need to know, based on questions we get asked most frequently. You'll learn just some of the different things that BellaMoon can help you with – from a pain-free pregnancy, to a deeply relaxing labour, through supporting your breastfeeding journey in those tough and tiring newborn days….you name it, BellaMoon can help.


@Luxmumma


The BellaMoon 4-in-1 pregnancy pillow is more than just a pillow, it's a journey into motherhood, that holds your hand (and your bump) every step of the way.
Designed by a Mother who obsessively analysed every single design detail, shape, function, curvature, colour, feel, perception, utility, function…and used it in every configuration possible during both of her pregnancy journeys and well into motherhood.


I am 3-4 months pregnant – do I need a pregnancy pillow?

    At this stage it is all so new and exciting – you are at that awkward ‘in-between’ bump stage where people can’t tell whether you are pregnant or just had a big dinner.  You can’t button your jeans and need to use the ‘hair bobble’ button trick.  So you think – I probably need to buy a big malleable pregnancy pillow to replace my husband, right?
    Wrong! You don’t need a big malleable pillow – however you DO need a BellaMoon that grows with your bump!  In the early days you might just need some small lower back support.  Our pregnancy pillow alone can be used in at least 8 different ways. With its unique modular design, it can be zipped and unzipped into lots of different configurations.


    @thegreeneyedgirl_


    I’m 6 months pregnant and really uncomfortable – should I get one now?

      Don’t wait until your body is aching and crying out for it!  If you haven’t invested already – now is THE time.  Every nights sleep is precious! Your body undergoes so many changes during pregnancy, and it is just right that you give it the correct amount of rest and sleep to cope up with the stress and pains it gets.
      You should sleep on your LEFT side when pregnant to promote easy blood circulation.  Our full C-section pregnancy pillow configuration is perfect for this. You lie with your back leaning into the pillow, with one end between your legs and under your bump, and the other under your head.
      You will literally float away on a fluffy cloud to dreamland without an ache – we promise!
       

      @blossomingbirds


      I have Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD or PGP) – what should I do?

      Oh we know how painful that is – it can be excruciatingly painful to move (even walk) during pregnancy.  We feel for you Mama.  
      With your baby bump adding more weight to your body, your legs, hips and back are becoming more prone to stress and pain.  These parts are absorbing the effects of the added weight
      Well – BellaMoon will help fix that! The C-shaped configuration will target all the sore spots and give you such intense comfort. BellaMoon has been designed to the correct firmness to relieve these body parts need, resulting to less pain, or even none at all!


      @bellamoon.co


      Most Pregnancy pillow designs look so boring – where do I find one to match my bedroom interior?

        Look no further than BellaMoon!  We have just launched our fabulous new collection which you can view here in our LookBook.  Every design has a beautiful majestic story to tell – conceptualised with so much thought, love and attention.
        Our founder Irene studied Architecture and Design for years. She wanted to inject some high-end design trends into the pregnancy space so Mama’s can not only feel physically revived but have a beautiful bedroom interior and matching pillow which they are proud to display.


        Pregnancy Pillow@pipshome


        Can I trust that it really is as good as you say it is?

          Of course, you want a pillow you can trust. Don't just take our word for it, BellaMoon has been independently reviewed by the major players in the baby industry. Here is the outcome of their reviews.
          1. MumsNet Best ‘Multi-Functional Maternity Pillow 2019’ – tested and voted by a panel of experts. 
          2. Featured in The Independent Top 10 Pregnancy Pillows 2 years in a row.
          3. Winner of the ‘Best Breastfeeding Product 2019’ in the Mums and Tots Awards – voted by the public.
          4. Winner of the ‘Best New Product 2018’ in the Mums and Tots Awards – voted by the public.
          5. Silver Award in the Junior Design Awards 2019 for Best Innovative Product Design (Baby) - tested and voted by a judging panel.
          6. Featured in the Sunday Times Magazine.
          7. Featured in iNews Top 6 Pregnancy Pillows.


            On top of that, we have received consistent 5-star reviews.  Hear what some of our customers have said…


             "I've told you before but I want to tell you again! I absolutely love my BellaMoon. I'm driving my husband crazy with my snoring!

             

            "I really love my BellaMoon already and I'm only 16 weeks pregnant.  Not sure how I'll cope with nights away where I can't take it with me!"

             

            "I opened my new BellaMoon today... after a hectic few weeks in work I wanted to really chill out in it.  I absolutely love it!! I lay in bed and listened to hypnobirthing affirmations and it was bliss!"
             

            So trust us! We have got your back – literally.
             

            I am petrified of giving birth – how can a pregnancy pillow help?

              During pregnancy (especially the latter half), your mind turns to the prospect of birthing your baby.  This is one of the greatest fears of all time – so you are not alone! 
              If you are hoping to practise hypno-birthing, BellaMoon can help you.
              BellaMoon has been used as a cocoon to listen to hypno-birthing affirmations and try out breathing techniques for the big event. Practising hypno-birthing in the BellaMoon Mothers Pillow can create a ‘safe place’ for Mum which she can bring to the labour ward to re-create her calm zone, giving her a head-start to achieving a gentle birth.


              @thejenningsmama


              How can I use BellaMoon during labour?

                When the day arrives and all of a sudden those little jabby pains start kicking in. The contractions have arrived.
                Do not panic - BellaMoon can help you, especially if you have been using your BellaMoon to practise your relaxation and hypnobirthing during pregnancy.
                BellaMoon New Moon Pregnancy Pillow is a wonderful place to lie down and breathe through contractions from early labour right up to the point of transition into active labour.  All of the practise which Mum has put into preparing for birth in her BellaMoon cocoon at home will allow her to stay calm and in control of her surges, which can help lead to a gentle birth.
                You can listen to our Founders Birth Story on our Instagram story highlights here – and how she was so relaxed in her BellaMoon Cocoon, that she actually slept through most of her labour, woke up in active phase and gave birth!


                BellaMoon in the Labour Ward



                How, when and where do I start using the Nursing Pillow version of BellaMoon®?

                  Most of our customers bring their BellaMoon to hospital for labour and for nursing their baby afterwards.
                  As soon as baby arrives, the next step is for Mother and Baby to learn how to breastfeed together.  The BellaMoon pregnancy pillow can be unzipped and reconfigured to form a breastfeeding pillow to give you support in the hospital. Hospitals generally do not supply feeding pillows, therefore it is always best to bring one with you so you can get off to a good start with regard to your positioning, comfort and support.
                  You may find yourself staying in hospital for a day or two, especially if you have had an epidural. The nurses will not always be there to help, so you may need to put baby down temporarily whilst fetching something. BellaMoon is an excellent infant lounger support and can be used to support your newborn under supervision without fear of the baby rolling off the bed.




                  How will my pillow help me learn to breastfeed my baby?

                    One of the most utilised parts of BellaMoon is when you come home from hospital (or post home birth) and are learning to latch properly around your home, in front of the TV, Netflix, in bed, at the kitchen table. You might find yourself curling your back and shoulders into strange positions to adjust your latch, or raising your arms and tensing your shoulders to ‘get it right’. Using the BellaMoon feeding pillow in the early stages is paramount to helping you achieve the perfect latch. Your arms, neck and shoulders will thank you for it.
                    You can also use BellaMoon to nurse baby in the Rugby-Ball hold. No its not a sport, however it is another type of breastfeeding position which some Mothers love to use. The central section of the BellaMoon Mothers Pillow is perfect for supporting this position.
                    Of course BellaMoon is not just for breastfeeding. The Mothers pillow can be used as a sitting-up support pillow for bottle feeding. Dad, Grandparents, siblings and the whole family can use it to feed your little ones!


                    @ourlittletogether

                     

                    How do I use BellaMoon as my baby grows?

                      The BellaMoon pillow can be used all around the house to pop baby (under supervision) whilst giving your arms a break. Young babies can be laid back on a slight tilt, whereas older babies (around 4 months on) can use the lounger as a protector when learning to sit up.
                      From around 2 months onwards, babies can practise tummy-time to strengthen their neck muscles.  The Mothers pillow is (yet again) another perfect solution for supervised tummy-time.
                      It is adorable watching new siblings bond with their new baby brother or sister. Our Mothers pillow can (yes again!) be used to support siblings holding the baby, giving them a sense of responsibility and they gaze into the future of friendship together.


                      @ourlittletogether

                      @ourlittletogether


                      So… you will see that BellaMoon is different – it is a baby product which grows and adapts with you and your needs. All these functions mean - excellent value for money, yet with beautiful stylish designs.
                      The BellaMoon Pregnancy pillow promotes better sleep, and the more you get enough hours of rest and sleep in a day, the more you become healthy and prepared for the coming of your baby. Verified by independent reviews and multiple awards, it really is a wonderfully multi-functional product that offers incredible utility with clever design features with an endearing brand.
                       
                      Finally – if you still need some convincing – just ask your partner to test it out!
                      Check out our New Moon 4-in-1 Pregnancy & Nursing Pillow here.