Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Pregnancy pillows - seriously?

(82 Posts)
LouiseD29 Sat 11-May-13 07:09:07

A 27 weeks and starting to get really uncomfortable in bed with ongoing back pain. Have heard from a few people that 'swear by' pregnancy pillows, but I can't shake the feeling that it would be a pointless extravagance to get one when I would only need it for a few months, and can't believe they really better than just wedging myself in with normal pillows.

Any devotees care to convince me otherwise?

Rosebud29 Wed 30-Jul-14 23:35:45

I vote pregnancy pillow. I've got one of these www.amazon.co.uk/PILLOW-PLEASURE-MATERNITY-SUPPORT-COTTON/dp/B004T31A8U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1406759483&sr=8-3&keywords=pregnancy+pillow.
It's so comfy and as I suffer with severe pelvic pain in bed it saves me from shifting individual pillows around when I need to turn over. I'll definitely still be using it after I give birth.

JanetLewis Wed 30-Jul-14 20:57:46

Hey I am very happy after using pregnancy pillow. But it is very important to know how to use it properly so as to get the very best in pain relief and comfort. U shaped pregnancy pillow are the best according to me in terms of comfort.For more info you can check this out
pregnancypillows.org/#sthash.OrsBNyBZ.dpbs

Heatherbell1978 Sat 26-Jul-14 09:06:50

I'm 37 wks and have never used one. My DH bought me a Dream Genii as they help you to stop rolling on your back. I still rolled onto my back but instead woke with a small pillow wedged in it! Now I just lie on my side and tuck some of the duvet under the bump. Never felt the need to put a pillow between my legs either. Maybe I'm just lucky but I think it depends on the shape of your bump and how your hips are holding up.

cyclecamper Fri 25-Jul-14 21:57:01

My lad is 14 months and I still use my dream genii at night - to support him when I do the evening feed then to support me when he's asleep!

squizita Fri 25-Jul-14 18:26:58

I tried to use normal pillows because the 'wise ones' always say that is all you need... not for me unfortunately. I needed something joined together and a bit bigger for any kind of sleep!

I ended up with a V shape pillow (which will be useful after birth in a chair for feeding/sitting) £9.99 Dunelm Mill, and a 'wedge' pillow for under the bump £9.99 Mothercare.

pregnancypillows123 Fri 25-Jul-14 17:48:15

I am a mom of a 7 months old, I had got bought a pregnancy pillow after almost 30 weeks. I still use it !!

PoppyAmex Thu 29-May-14 12:35:38

I own a 2 year old and a 7 month old and I still use my Dream Genii at night; they're fabulously comfy.

violetlights Thu 29-May-14 12:30:04

I bought a pregnancy pillow as I had lots of aches. It wasn't great. Then I bought a huge kingside pillow from John Lewis and it was brilliant (in fact bought two). I still love them and use them everyday post baby. Would highly recommend if you have particular hip or back pain.

talulahbelle Thu 29-May-14 12:07:13

Love my Dream Genii pillow, it was my first proper pregnancy buy at around 13 weeks when I didn't really need it. Definitely keeps me comfortable at night, and hopefully it will be useful for breastfeeding too.

squizita Thu 29-May-14 12:04:28

I have a wedge pillow (like a cheese wedge shape) £10 mothercare.

Lozmatoz Thu 29-May-14 11:46:50

Hated it! Made me feel stuck and unable to move. Normal pillows were much better for me.

MichelleDerek Thu 29-May-14 06:51:01

I bought the Today's Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow from www.thepregnancypillows.com when I was first pregnant and it is has been my favorite until now. And I am also too quick to refer it to my friends.

FreeSpirit89 Mon 19-May-14 18:47:23

I bought a V shaped pillow, and my son is 4 and I can not sleep without it know. Best think I bought xx

hubbahubster Mon 19-May-14 14:56:46

What penguins said.

This thread is a year old!

I loved mine during pregnancy, I think it's the only reason I slept in the last two months. I now use it for feeding in bed, and also as an extra squishy long pillow whenever I need it grin

gatti Mon 19-May-14 13:09:36

Hi

I got one from my sister and I absolutely love it! It is super comfortable you can hug it or use it to support your back. It is absolutely worth the money and also it will be helpful for breastfeeding.

I found regular pillows bit tricky to use as I toss and turn and they were always ending up on the floor.

To save some money you can try to buy a used one - they have removable and washable cover.

ChicaMomma Mon 19-May-14 12:16:01

Normal pillows are the same, if not better.

My dream genii YOKE actually makes my hips feel worse from what i can tell. have put it back in the bag and now use regular pillows.

dont waste the money..

beanynamechange Mon 19-May-14 12:14:36

I use a single duvet folded in half length ways.... Does the same!

dennant Mon 19-May-14 11:56:08

Hello, i was having agonising back and hip pain so bought one from argos, half price at the mo, like a really long pillow, and its worked a miracle. Really really worth it. Was 11 pounds on sale i think. Would defo recommend!

dennant Mon 19-May-14 11:55:07

Hello, i was having agonising back and hip pain so bought one from argos, half price at the mo, like a really long pillow, and its worked a miracle. Really really worth it. Was 11 pounds on sale i think. Would defo recommend!

derek10 Mon 19-May-14 07:27:52

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

Loujim2 Sun 18-May-14 22:29:32

I've got one but I'm sure normal pillows will do the same job! x

Mybellyisaneasteregg Sun 18-May-14 22:27:31

I was going to get one in second trimester, as started being uncomfortable, put it off due to not wanting to spend money and just used an extra regular pillow.

Am now 34 weeks and for some reason my body has adjusted and I'm not uncomfortable and I am sleeping well once again. So at this stage I would say it was unnecessary for me personally.

PenguinsHatchedAnEgg Sun 18-May-14 22:26:02

Not you Purple, omohfaith's post was deleted, and came a year after the thread was started. I presume it was an advert.

Personally I hated mien too. Used it a couple of times with DD1 and just used normal pillows for 2 and 3.

PurplePunkPrincess Sun 18-May-14 21:48:16

This was in the topics section, I'm not actually advertising the pillow for sale - it was a joke, after saying how much of a waste it was! hmm

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now