Size of Maternity Pillows
Pregnancy pillows come in three different sizes; small, medium and large.
Boppy PillowSmall pillows are designed to provide support only to a particular area. Usually they are made in the shape of a wedge and can be tucked under the belly to provide the needed support for your baby bump. Small pregnancy pillows are small enough to be used anywhere and are also great for traveling.
Medium sized pregnancy pillows are the most commonly used pillows among pregnant women. They are meant to be wrapped around the body of the mom-to-be in order to provide all the needed support. These pillows are usually body-length pillows and provide a lot of comfort for the future mom.
Large pregnancy pillows are the most comfortable pillows and can also be used after pregnancy as a nursing aid. They can later be used for positioning while breastfeeding and also as a baby's play area. Before you decide to buy a large pregnancy pillow you need to consider the size of your bed. These pillows can take quite a bit of room in your bad.
Types of Pregnancy Pillows
Pregnancy pillows come in many different shapes, from simple lines and wedges to more complex C and U shaped designs.
Simple wedge pillow looks like a block of cheese and can be tucked under your belly to relieve the pressure while sleeping on your side. It takes the pressure off the spine, which enables you to be more comfortable and sleep better. When you are lying on your side, simply insert the wedge pillow under your abdomen to support it.
Snoogle Total Body PillowPregnancy body pillow is a more complex maternity pillow that offers full body support while you sleep and can also be used as a support for breastfeeding. Body pillows come in many different shapes. Most common are C, U and J shapes.
C-shaped body pillow is also known as Snoogle Total Body Pillow. Snoogle is uniquely contoured to help moms-to-be prevent heartburn and lower back problems. It will keep you sleeping peacefully throughout the night. Snoogle is also great for watching television and for nursing, since it helps elevate baby to the perfect height. Snoogle body pillow provides back and tummy support and helps mom wake up refreshed and invigorated.
U-shaped body pillow
J-shaped body pillow
Recommended pregnancy pillows
If you are looking for something small and portable, that will also relieve your back pain; a simple wedge pillow will do just fine. We recommend the Boppy Wedge Pillow.
If you are looking for a full body pregnancy pillow that offers the best support and comfort, you might want to get a Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow. It takes more room in bed, but gives you all the comfort you need to get the most sleep out of night.