The Boppy pregnancy wedge pillow review
As your pregnancy progresses, pressure from your growing uterus makes it increasingly difficult for you to breathe easily. You get a bit of relief when your baby’s head begins to descend into your pelvis (during the last month of pregnancy), but you can ease the discomfort in the meantime by using an extra pillow when you are sleeping. (For some reason, breathlessness tends to be particularly annoying at night—yet another tool that Mother Nature uses to prepare you for the sleepless nights of early parenthood!)
The right arrangement of pillows maximizes comfort. A wedge-shaped cushion, for example, tucks in the right under your tummy to provide support where it is needed most. Place another pillow between your knees, to keep the weight of your belly from pulling you too far forward and straining your back muscles. If you tend to roll onto your back while you sleep, use pillows behind your shoulders and buttocks to keep you on your side. Alternatively, simplify matters with this strategy from twin mom Stacy Moore: “I bought a great head-to-toe pillow that was stuffed with feathers, so it molded to my body everywhere. It made lying on my side much more comfortable. In fact, it was the best investment I made during my entire pregnancy.”
The Boppy pregnancy wedge pillow Description
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When your belly is getting so big, it helps to wedge it under and it helps all the muscles in your core and back that are working to hold the baby when laying on your side. Boppy pregnancy wedge pillow was so much better than trying to wedge a blanket. It is been helpful so far, purchased at 28 weeks and it is way better than a pillow between the legs.
Nice size and shape. The Boppy pregnancy wedge pillow is roughly the size of a laptop, and around 4 inches thick at the large end. Great cover and lightweight foam. Very portable. The foam/padding comes inside of a pillow cover that can be efficiently removed for washing.Cover has the zipper and can be removed and washed if needed. Affordable and light enough to travel with.
The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge comes packaged in a soft plastic case. Easy! Not like having a huge maternity pillow which is such a production to move around when you change sides. Worked great and didn’t take up as much room as a body pillow! Sleep with it every night and use it for back support in chairs. The wedge is perfect for lifting the belly and take some of the weight off of your side.
- Would be amazing if it were like a memory foam material for the pillow instead of the dense foam.
- A little smaller than expected but much better than using a standard pillow.
ACTUAL PATIENT TESTIMONIALS:
“I love this! My yoga instructor suggested this after I mentioned having low back tightness/pain and stomach muscle pain from sleeping and therefore completely interrupting my sleep. I am six months pregnant, but wish I had this a few months ago! I have used it for two nights now, and it is just amazing! Totally worth the cost. I only use it under my belly and then use a pregnancy pillow in between my legs and ankles, but it is amazing the difference waking up after just one night of this support under my belly. Buy this now; you will thank yourself!” By Amazon Junkie
“In my second trimester, I was having pain in the lower abdomen due to stretching of ligaments.
That is when I bought this wedge. I am in my 38th week now and enjoy sound sleep through the night, thanks to this convenient wedge. It is easy to settle it once you turn over, one could use small pillows for support, but this just fits in and gives me a good nights sleep. The cushion provides the right amount of comfort; you do not even realize it is the presence, it molds to the shape of your body. This is well worth the cost.” By Shruti
After the first trimester, avoid any vigorous exercises that involve lying on your back for very long, because the positioning and weight of your baby can interfere with proper blood circulation. For yoga and other postures that involve lying on the back, placing a rolled-up blanket or pillow under one side to tilt your body can help promote good circulation.
You may find it difficult to sleep because you cannot find a comfortable position, particularly if, when not pregnant, you usually sleep on your front or back. By the third trimester, your large belly will make it impossible to sleep on your front, and sleeping on your back is not recommended since this position may restrict blood flow to your uterus. Try lying on either side, with a pillow placed between your knees or try putting a small pillow under one hip to tilt your uterus to the one hand.