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Why A Pregnancy Pillow Is A Must In Your Second Trimester Onwards

Posted on by Sleep Expert

Every pregnancy is unique and therefore, every pregnant person will experience it in a different way. While some are struggling with nausea, others might wake up in the morning feeling just fine. Despite the differences, there is one thing that is the same for every pregnancy: you’re getting bigger. In the first trimester, your belly might not show at all or you’ve just started to show a little bump. Sizes differ, but for most people it’s starting to get more uncomfortable during the second trimester. By the time the third trimester has started, you know your peaceful nights of sleep are officially over. This is where a pregnancy pillow comes in handy and to be honest, it’s proven to be quite the lifesaver during many pregnancies. If you struggle to sleep or can’t get comfortable during the night, you’ll find all the answers you need in this blog.

Pregnancy pillow


Why should you use a pregnancy pillow?

There will be a point in your pregnancy where your belly grows to a point which will negatively impact your sleep. If you normally sleep on your stomach, say goodbye to that sleeping position because there is no way that will happen after the first trimester. Most people (almost 80%!) sleep on their side and with a pregnant belly at least the size of a watermelon, this can become a bit tricky. It’s nice to have support for your belly to rest on, taking some pressure off your back. A pregnancy pillow simply makes life a bit easier and comfortable if you’re pregnant and if you ask us, you can’t get one soon enough. Why wait until you’re exhausted from only getting two hours of sleep every night? After all, prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes down to your precious night’s sleep. 

How to use a pregnancy pillow

If this is your first pregnancy, then the thought of a pregnancy pillow might sound nice but you haven’t got a clue on how to exactly use it. Luckily, it’s not that difficult and we simply recommend using the pillow in whatever way is comfortable for you and your belly. Generally speaking, a pregnancy pillow will mostly be used to make sleeping on your side more comfortable. As sleeping on your stomach is no longer an option, you’ll either sleep on your back or side from the second trimester onwards. Lay your pregnancy pillow on the bed, facing the U or V shape upside down and lie yourself down in the gap. You can rest your head on the top of the pillow, your belly on one side for more comfort and meanwhile the pillow will also support your back. Maximum support, maximum comfort which equals a better night’s rest!

V shaped pregnancy pillows 

When you’re on the hunt for a pregnancy pillow, you’ll likely come across various different types of pillows: C-shaped, U-shaped and V-shaped ones. It’s up to you what feels most comfortable but we’d recommend looking into a V-shaped pregnancy pillow. This type of pillow is specifically designed to help with back support for those reading or sitting in bed, but also for pregnant people who are looking for relief and extra comfort. It’s the perfect pregnancy pillow and will help you to conquer those last months of pregnancy with relative ease.

Every pregnancy is unique and therefore, every pregnant person will experience it in a different way. While some are struggling with nausea, others might wake up in the morning feeling just fine. Despite the differences, there is one thing that is the same for every pregnancy: you’re getting bigger. In the first trimester, your belly might not show at all or you’ve just started to show a little bump. Sizes differ, but for most people it’s starting to get more uncomfortable during the second trimester. By the time the third trimester has started, you know your peaceful nights of sleep are officially over. This is where a pregnancy pillow comes in handy and to be honest, it’s proven to be quite the lifesaver during many pregnancies. If you struggle to sleep or can’t get comfortable during the night, you’ll find all the answers you need in this blog.