Okay. I know this is a pregnancy pillow…. but I really wanted to write this post because I am obsessed with it and not just because I’m pregnant. I love it so much, I genuinely don’t see myself sleeping without one in the future and wish I had invested in one a lot sooner. Why don’t we sleep with pillows like this all the time, pregnancy or not?
The background here is that I had been sleeping great throughout the first trimester. It was the one thing going “right” for me and I was not complaining. I slept super deeply and had zero issues falling asleep. If anything, I knew I was sleeping too much. And then overnight, I couldn’t sleep anymore. The baby started kicking like crazy all night and my bump had grown to a point where it was hard to get comfortable. After that first night, I hoped it was just a fluke and after the second night, I knew I needed an intervention of some kind.
I figured I’d try a pregnancy pillow as step one. I wanted one immediately, so I bought one online that I could pick up locally via curbside pickup ASAP. If it didn’t work, I figured I could always try another one but it had to be better than nothing. Turns out, this pillow is a miracle worker. It’s so good, I ordered one to be sent to my parents’ house for when I go down there to visit in a couple of weeks (we are all fully vaccinated).
THE PILLOW I AM OBSESSED WITH
So the pillow:
It kind of speaks for itself just looking at the photo of the shape. I like that you can flip it to sleep with the opening of the pillow at your back or the front. It gives you a totally different “feel” depending on which way you go, so you can customize your night’s sleep depending on what you’re in the mood for. I have almost always been sleeping with the pillow part in front and the opening on my back. I basically hug the pillow while sleeping, not unlike spooning.
The pillow has a great firmness– very supportive, which I 100% needed and will continue to want even past pregnancy. The cover is super soft and machine-washable.
The only negative I can think of isn’t actually a negative. It’s just really big. Obviously that’s necessary for a full body pillow…. I just don’t know what to do with it during the day! I’ve just been keeping it on the bed and the dogs are both obsessed with it. It’s pretty hilarious, even at night, I think they think this pillow is their pillow. Sometimes I end up having Teddy spooning the pillow with me.
Also I want to add that if you like to read in bed, the pillow is also great for that. I pull it up a bit higher, add one more pillow for my back, and have the top circle support my arms and the bottom half as support under my knees.
I can’t recommend this enough. If you struggle to get comfortable at night– whether it’s pregnancy related or not– definitely give this pillow a try!