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Pregnancy pillow!

(23 Posts)
Roxanaemy Thu 17-Oct-13 10:33:56

Hi , girls! Do you think it's important to have a pregnancy pillow? I'm 13+3 weeks but i want to be prepared in time. Do you think it's worth to buy one? If yes, which one is best? Thank you!

Nevercan Thu 17-Oct-13 10:36:38

I just used two normal pillows - one under the bump and one between my knees grin

fuckwittery Thu 17-Oct-13 10:43:06

I got this one for a tenner from lidl a couple of months ago, I wouldn't have wanted to spend much more and until recently a few pillows would have done. However in the last few weeks (38 weeks) i need to turn over frequently as my hips get so achy lying on one side, and it easy to flip this to the other side, would drive me mad repositioning tons of pillows each time. Its good to have pillows between knees, feet, under bump so thats at least 3! They sometimes have cheap ones in txmaxx or dunelm mill

I bought a breastfeeding pillow (a long sausage-shaped pillow) once DD was born, and I wish I had had it during that pregnancy! I use it every night now I'm pregnant with DC2. Way more comfy.

PinkParsnips Thu 17-Oct-13 10:57:42

I got a long sausage shaped one but couldn't really get on with it so I've now got a v shape one from dunelm mill for about a tenner.

I'm nearly 37 weeks now and haven't ever felt I needed support under my bump but get very painful legs in the night and it does help having it between my legs.

Emilycee Thu 17-Oct-13 11:43:25

Ive got a v shaped pillow that I have been putting in between my knees and under my belly. Ive also on the recommendation of a friend just bought a curly shaped cushion from jojo maman bebe. its £45 so a bit on the steep side but you can use it afterwards for breast feeding support and also when baby is a bit bigger you can sit them in the cushion. My friend loved it and keeps harping on at me to get one so I did!

Excited85 Thu 17-Oct-13 12:01:54

I was the same as pinkparsnips, got a v shaped one from dunelm for 9.99 and is perfect :-)

Kelly1814 Thu 17-Oct-13 13:47:55

to be honest i just dry humped a normal pillow and this worked fine for me.

dobedobedo Thu 17-Oct-13 14:29:48

dh and his dad bought me a dream genie - pregnancy pillow thing from John Lewis when they found out I was pregnant. It's the best thing I've ever owned. Pricey at £40, but soooooo damn worth it. I told dh I'd get him his own for xmas grin

crazyhead Thu 17-Oct-13 15:25:48

I have a preggo one but prefer a nest of normal ones....

FoxMulder Thu 17-Oct-13 15:31:27

Hmm, I was wondering about this. My hips are starting to hurt when I lie on my side, so I end up swapping sides a lot. But nowadays it takes a lot of effort to roll myself over, so I wake up every time. Will any of these pillows help with this?

SolitudeSometimesIs Thu 17-Oct-13 21:35:51

Picked up one in Argos, it's just a long, straight pillow and I love it so much. I'm 5 ft 7 so the dream genie wasn't big enough to fit under bump and give leg support. I also found it hard to rollover with it. The sausage one I can spin around and it comes with me.

Don't spend a fortune on one, just get a cheap one. Mine also doubled as a buffer for the fireplace when DS started to crawl.

dellybobs Fri 18-Oct-13 07:54:05

Im 33 weeks and still sleeping on my tummy with no pillow so i guess it depends on the person. I didnt bother buying one and im quite glad i didnt now, if it gets uncomfortable i will just use lots of normal pillows maybe for the last few weeks.

drawohamme Fri 18-Oct-13 08:02:53

Someone recommended a chillow pillow for me in the last few months

http://www.chillow.co.uk

Which I absolutely loved. It really numbed the hip pain I was having and as I was 40 weeks in July it really helped with this summers heat.

It was also quite useful to sit on post labour shock

Good luck smile

You need one of these I wouldn't have survived my pregnancy without mine! I still use it to this day and ds3 is 11 months old, it's good for bfing after the baby is born and it's very comfy for lounging on too

AnythingNotEverything Fri 18-Oct-13 08:11:46

I think you need something, but not necessarily a specific (ie expensive) pregnancy pillow.

I had a normal pillow between my knees from about 12 weeks which helped my back, and at about 32 weeks I bought a breast feeding pillow (£20 at TK Maxx) and this fits the curve of my knees nicely, so I can now put the normal pillow either under my bump or my back to stop me rolling.

You can definitely improvise.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Fri 18-Oct-13 08:14:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I had the dream genie one from about 20 weeks. To start with I didn't see the point, but once my hips started to feel the strain I could not have slept without it.

Whoputtheramintheramadamadingd Fri 18-Oct-13 11:06:35

thoroughly recommend Theraline pillow (got mine in John Lewis). Tried Dream genii but it was too small for me - didn't keep my knees apart, especially when the stuffing had migrated away from the middle. Theraline is much bigger and has bean bag filling so much more supportive. Can't sleep without it. Will be v useful for feeding too as I can wrap it al the way around me.

Roxanaemy Fri 18-Oct-13 23:52:59

Thanks a lot girls! I appreciate all your advices!

I bought a v pillow (cant think where from, prob mothercare. This was in 2005!) I used it between my knees when trying(!) to sleep, and it was brilliant when breastfeeding as it propped my babies up a bit so no back strain etc. Im now using it for my 3rd pregnancy, was def worth getting.

Kiki161 Mon 21-Oct-13 15:25:31

Has anyone purchased the John Lewis 'V' maternity pillow?? Any good?

Kiki161 Mon 21-Oct-13 15:26:12

Has anyone purchased the John Lewis 'V' maternity pillow?? Any good?

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