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How to Use a Pregnancy Pillow


Using pregnancy pillow or maternity pillow is beneficial for preventing discomforts at sleep time. Find tips to use a pregnancy pillow right here.


Maternity is said to be treasured time in most women’s lives. However, the anxiety, hormonal changes and the physical discomfort come along and have to be dealt with as far as possible. As pregnancy progresses it becomes difficult to find a comfortable position and the woman finds it uncomfortable to sit for long or sleep properly.

Pregnancy pillow helps you sleep comfortably during pregnancy. This is a specifically designed pillow that gives required support to back, belly and knees of the pregnant woman. With the help of pregnancy pillow a woman can get a good, comfortable and sound sleep. This pillow also helps you get relief from common pregnancy discomforts like leg cramps and back pain.


Tips on How to Use a Maternity Pillow

The maternity pillow will save you from unnecessary tossing and turning during night, provide support to your bump relieving you from back pain as well as pressure from uterus and abdominal nerves. In addition to this, it will also relieve you from heart burn and improve blood circulation in legs. Experts are of the opinion that using a maternity pillow also helps baby move properly during labour.

Here are some steps to use pregnancy pillow and sleep comfortably during pregnancy. 

Consult your Gynecologist - Discuss with your gynecologist about the right time when you should start using the maternity pillow. Usually it is advised to start using the specialised pillow from 10th to 12th week of pregnancy. Your body will get adjusted to the pillow soon.

Buy a Good Quality Pillow - Buy a quality product so that you are sure that you get right amount of support in your back, spine, legs and shoulders. So, do proper research and buy the pillow that fits in your personal needs.

It is not that just because a maternity pillow is very expensive it will be right for you. If you cannot decide, consult your gynecologist and find out which type of pillow will be good for you.

Use Pillow According to Your Comfort - Pillows are available in different shapes and designs. Therefore, placing the pillow underneath your back or belly depends on your level of comfort.

Use Pillow at Other Times As Well - Maternity pillow is not just designed to help you sleep when you are in bed. You can use it while sitting on the couch watching television or listening to music or lying on bed to read a book.

In this way you will get the right support and you will be able to rest properly. The pillow will also provide support when you are nursing your baby after he is born. During the pregnancy period doctors recommend to sleep on your side. If you cannot find a pregnancy pillow in your area, you can buy or customise to make a body length pillow and adjust it according to your comfort while sleeping.

In addition to using pregnancy pillow, reducing stress and anxiety, taking care of your diet and taking a nap in the afternoon will also help you have a good sleep. It is very important to get a good night’s sleep that gives complete rest to your mind and body.

So, keep moving during the day doing light household work and light exercise in the morning and evening. Exercise will help you improve blood circulation alleviating leg cramps and many other discomforts. This is only recommended provided you are not advised by the doctor to take complete bed rest which happens in some complicated case.

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.2 years ago
I bought my coozly pregnancy during my 4 month and now use it as a baby feeding pillow. The package comes with good coupons to use too. And yes buy with Pregnocare fibre - even the coozly branded microfibres are good - but for pregnocare there is a good resale market.
 
 
 
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.2 years ago
I suggest buying coozly pregnancy pillows. They have a wide range of pregnancy pillows. Buy the ones with pregnocare. its really fine. They are the best!
 
 
 
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.2 years ago
I suggest buying coozly pregnancy pillows. They have a wide range of pregnancy pillows. Buy the ones with pregnocare. its really fine. They are the best!
 
 
 
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rachna.4 years ago
I got my maternity pillow from morph maternity.It is very comfortable and affordable.
 
 
 
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Shikha.4 years ago
can i use a pregnancy pillow if i have a big belly? how to use it in the third trimester? please advise....
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Mukti.4 years ago
i read about pregnancy pillow here and i would like to buy it. where can i buy it? could you give a shop name in Delhi? also can i buy it online?
 
 
 
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Nethra.4 years ago
I have problem in sleeping. i do not find a proper sleeping position. i always just sleep on my back but it is causing backache. Since few days, i haven't been able to sleep properly....
 
 
 
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Pregnancy pillows are usually used when you are in your second trimester or when your stomach is big enough to cause difficulty in sleeping. It provide support to you stomach when you sleep sideways. ...
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Thanks a lot for sharing the information,this really helps a lot of people. on this forum especially for the pregnant women on this blog.Please do repost such tips that will definitely be useful to ev...
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