How Best to use a Pregnancy Pillow
Hey mama, your body is going to go through so many changes over the next few months and you'll feel completely different one day to the next. Pregnancy is one of the most magical experiences a woman can go through, but lets be real, it's not without it's woes. There's back ache, heartburn, PGP, pressure around the bump and joint pain to contend with. You need a pillow that is going to support you in so many different ways, not just one.
So we have made a quick video round up of some of the best ways to use a pregnancy pillow, and why our New Moon 4-in-1 Pregnancy & Nursing Pillow is different to any other on the market.
Here's some stills from the video and you can also watch in full at the bottom.
1. In front of bump
The most popular way to use a full body pillow. The head is rested and elevated at the top end. The knees are either side of the pillow helping to support the hips and relieve pain. The back is aligned relieving any pressure. The ankles are supported comfortably. In this position weight can also be taken off bump by the long middle section of the pillow.
2. Around the back
Similar to position 1 but having the pillow up around your back means you can tuck your knees up higher, preventing your legs from pulling your spine out of alignment. This position provides extra support around the back and prevents rolling.
3. Upright rest, under bump and around back
Perfect for when you are resting upright during the day but still require some additional support around the back and under the bump.
What's so different about BellaMoon Pregnancy Pillows?
Our modular design allows you to zip off the ends to target specific areas prone to pain or discomfort.
4. Bump Wedge
Using one of the small curved pillows, place under the bump to create a bump wedge, which helps to take all the weight off your bump and relieve pressure. This is especially good during warm weather when you don't want too much around you.
5. Bump Wedge & Back Support
You can use the different modules to target specific areas prone to pain, for example you can use the bump wedge but also add the long pillow to your lower back if suffering from back pain. Or under the knees if suffering from pain in the legs.
6. Under knee for back alignment
It is advised that you sleep on your side when pregnant to help with blood flow however, if you are suffering from severe back pain and need immediate relief, you can place the long pillow under your knees as you rest to help align your spin and reduce pain quickly.
7. Under the head to reduce heartburn
Heartburn flares up in many women during pregnancy and one of the best ways to reduce the discomfort is to sleep with the head slightly elevated.
For the full video, click below.