A maternity or a pregnancy pillow is a specially designed pillow to suit and support the changing contours and curves of the body during pregnancy and offer support to various sleeping positions. They are designed to provide support to the entire body and hence are much longer than the usual pillows. A maternity pillow makes sleeping more comfortable during pregnancy. It is very useful in the later stages of pregnancy when sleeping in a normal position becomes a real challenge. At around 20 weeks of being pregnant, the tummy starts to expand causing pain in the ligaments and other parts of the body due to increase in weight. This is a good time to start using a maternity pillow.
Following are the other benefits of using a pregnancy pillow:
- Provides comfort to body aches and pains
- Enhances circulation of blood
- Better, more relaxed and longer sleeping hours
- Helpful even after delivery
Pregnancy pillows are of several types and come in different shapes and sizes. Each variety of pillow caters to a different set of needs. The type of pillow required will differ from case to case. Following are the types of maternity pillows available:
- Pregnancy wedge pillow: It can be placed under the tummy or behind the back to provide necessary support while sleeping on your tummy or side-ways. The pillow can also be used as your standard pillow. It will assist in relieving heartburn and reflux as it raises your head above average body height.
- Full-length pregnancy pillow:The full-length pregnancy pillows are designed to hug and cuddle. Unlike other pregnancy pillows, they cannot be placed under the tummy or behind the back. You can wrap your arms and legs around the pillow with placing your tummy in the centre of the pillow.
- U shaped Total body pregnancy pillows: You can place your head on the top of the pillow and slide your back into the curve and wrap your legs around one of the sides.
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