The pregnancy pillow is a special pillow that, by supporting certain parts of the body, allows the pregnant woman to rest and sleep comfortably and to relieve some typical pains of pregnancy (back pain, swollen legs, heavy belly). Those who have tried it know how useful, convenient, and why it is important to use it. For those who have not tried it yet and would like to buy one, here is some useful information on brands, models. Here more

Brands and models

There are so many types of pregnancy pillows on the market that differ by brand and model. The best known are the Boppy cushions, Snoogle by Leacho, the Dreamgenii by Nuvita, the Merrymama in spelled husk, but there are also many other very valid ones.

Before purchasing, I recommend paying attention to the quality of the materials used, the type of padding present (fiber, synthetic, hypoallergenic, memory foam), the presence of washable lining, while as regards the shape (wedge, U, donut, total body …) every woman can choose the pillow she prefers according to her needs.

Mini Pillows for pregnancy

The mini pregnancy pillows are small wedge-shaped pillows  with an inclined height specially designed to gently support the baby bump on the side when the mother rests lying down. They are especially suitable for pregnant women who do not suffer from particular pain but who need support to relieve the discomfort caused by the weight of the belly . These cushions can also be used to put between the legs or as a support for the back when the mother is sitting in the armchair.

The mini pregnancy pillows are the cheapest (the cost varies from about 20 to 40 euros) and the most practical because their small and compact size allows you to keep it and carry it around almost everywhere.
On the market you can find a little of all types: with polyester, memory foam or natural fiber padding, with various sizes and washable outer covering and with different patterns. 

U or C pregnancy pillows

The pregnancy pillows of this type are those in the shape of a soft snake that can be used long or folded at will. They are also very popular with mothers because after pregnancy they can be used as nursing pillows. 

The Koala Hugs pillow that you see in its Plus variant in the photo, has generous dimensions, above the average of the normal C-shaped pregnancy pillows that are on the market.

It is also equipped with an additional removable support that provides additional support for the back or belly. It can also be used as a cervical support for the mother or as a cushion for the baby when the pillow is closed in a U-shape in cradle mode.

Lauren Richard

Dr. Patterson's research interests include ethnobiology, community-based conservation, biocultural diversity, and sustainable development. He has worked extensively with the Maijuna and other indigenous groups of the Peruvian Amazon. Dr. Patterson helped the Maijuna establish an indigenous federation in 2004 and has worked with them on community-based biocultural conservation projects since 1999.


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