Pregnancy is the most beautiful chapter in a woman’s life and probably the most painful one too. By the end of your second trimester, you will start undergoing severe tiredness and exhaustion. Many women even find it difficult to bend over to pick something on the floor. All of this can be managed to an extent with a peaceful and sound sleep. But pregnancy brings in a huge and new transformation to your body that you may at times be deprived of this pleasure too. It is not the nervousness of delivery but also the additional weight that you are carrying that weakens and tires you out and also cause you pain. This discomfort and pain that a would-be mother goes through has given rise to the concept of pregnancy pillows. Pregnancy pillows are designed in such a way that they support many areas of your body and reduce the pain and uneasiness that are an accompaniment of pregnancy.
There are various types of pregnancy pillows and few have been discussed below.
Custom-fit Full Body pillow is a C-shaped pillow that has been customized to provide full body support throughout pregnancy. These pillows range from head-neck support, belly-back support to leg-ankle-back support.
Pregnancy wedge pillows are to be placed below your baby bump when you sleep on your side. The basic means is to take away the baby’s weight and relieve you from pressurizing your back for some time.
Side pillow helps in correct head-neck-spine placement. They provide relaxation to your head and neck muscles and are very comfortable.
Neck support pillow supports when you sleep sideways and keep the spine straight as the curved position of spine causes a lot of pain in pregnancy and relaxes the head and neck.
Back support pillow wraps around your back and ensure total support and also prevents you from rolling onto your side when you are fast asleep.
While choosing pillows for your comfort, few things have to be kept in mind like the design which has been made to support shoulder or back or other affected areas. Your sleeping style plays a vital role here. According to doctors, a would-be mother should sleep sideways, preferably left, after 21 weeks, so once you have completed this time you can look for a design accordingly. Next important thing is the material as the feel of the pillow has to be of a good quality, safe and soft on skin, made of organic material and should be free from allergens. The benefits of using a pregnancy pillow are that it struts and supports the tummy; it triggers peaceful sleep if used correctly.