Your maternity pillow recommendations please!

(34 Posts)
TinaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Jan-19 11:15:30

We're making plans to test and review maternity pillows and we'd love to know which ones you'd recommend.

If you've used and loved a maternity/pregnancy pillow recently, we'd love to hear about it. Your comments will help us to create a shortlist of pillows to test and recommend to new parents.

Also, if you have any tips on what to look out for when choosing a maternity pillow, please share them on this thread. We'll include these comments in our buyer's guide


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SimplySteve Tue 29-Jan-19 11:32:34

It's not strictly a maternity pillow, but a friend of DPs, with five kids, swears by the Simba Hybrid. (It's a fab normal pillow too).

SimplySteve Tue 29-Jan-19 11:34:10


It's the one with the Outlast technology, comes in different sizes too.

ReaganSomerset Tue 29-Jan-19 11:57:37

Queen Rose u-shaped pillow. Got mine from amazon.

Afternoonteaandicecream Tue 29-Jan-19 11:58:23

Loved the dream genie while I was pregnant. Was struggling to get comfy to sleep, got this and made such an amazing difference.

ReaganSomerset Tue 29-Jan-19 11:58:36

QUEEN ROSE Full Body Pregnancy Pillow & Maternity Pillow with Replaceable and Washable Cover (140 x 78 cm, Cotton, Blue & Pink)

xJune88 Tue 29-Jan-19 12:28:05

I bought one from Lidl last week it's like a sausage filled with beans and is mouldable. Much better than the v shaped ones it's so flexible. Will also use it as a support and to feed baby was cheap too!! And I've been Sleeping since I've bought it and no hip pain! X

Creas35 Tue 29-Jan-19 13:26:14

Dreamgenii as it’s not so big that it takes up all the room and can be used after for feeding

3boysandabump Tue 29-Jan-19 13:54:14

Another vote for the Lidl one. Because it's flexible you can use it for all sorts. Really versatile, good value for money and useful after the baby stage is over.

StuntCroissant Tue 29-Jan-19 14:02:54

BB Hug Me, hands down.

Dreamgeniie was the biggest pile of useless crap.

LeticiaDejeuner Tue 29-Jan-19 14:03:18

I also have the Lidl one (in fact, I have 2 because I find them very useful not just during pregnancy but also at the next stages for protecting co-sleeping babies and then for stopping toddlers for falling out of their own beds). Mine are probably older than PPs - long, but sadly not bean filled (that sounds ace).

KamilaKarmin22 Tue 29-Jan-19 15:41:40

SimplySteve, during mi first pregnacy I've had Simba - was reaaally great :-) It's not that cheap but definitely worth the money!

DoraNora Tue 29-Jan-19 16:04:39


Hands down best thing I bought in pregnancy, now using it for nursing in bed. Got rid of the back pain I'd been having and made for much more comfortable nights.

I was so excited and happy with it my DH accused me of being on commission for the company ...

tablelegs Tue 29-Jan-19 16:11:37

The one from Asda, currently in the sale for £16.99

thinkingaboutthinking19 Tue 29-Jan-19 16:16:44

I had this one and another. This one was by far more comfortable and helped stop me rolling onto my back!

angel0071987 Tue 29-Jan-19 16:26:16

Dreamgenie biggest waste of money ever. Too short for me and so unconfortable.

Best pilllow is a u shaped full length one, although does tend to take up a lot of the bed and DH not too i impressed. But I had really bad SPD requiring crutches to walk and it made sleep more bearable.

babycatcher411 Tue 29-Jan-19 16:56:26

I think it depends on what sort of pillow you like to sleep with when not pregnant.
I made the mistake of buying one of those big U shaped pillows but found it was far to thick and dense.
Had I bought the same thing in feather down, I imagine it would’ve been an absolute dream.

So it may be worth when reviewing them, to get people to say what they use pre-pregnancy, as well as for pregnancy.

Bananapud Tue 29-Jan-19 17:17:13

Definitely BBhugme. Really comfortable and lovely soft material and different ways/positions that you can use it. The children also love it and keep stealing it so definitely will carry on using it after pregnancy. Dreamgenii was a waste of money - it is really hard and thin and doesn’t mould to your body.

NChangeForNoReason Tue 29-Jan-19 18:11:52

Dreamgenie for me!!

NoParticularPattern Tue 29-Jan-19 19:31:15

Giant u shaped pillow wins it for me. Never tried any of the others (I do have the Lidl one but bought after baby was here although don’t think it would quite have cut it personally). Absolute heaven. I had given myself really sore shoulders by rolling them under me to rest my bump on the mattress and this was instant bliss. Head on the u bit, on but down my back and the other under bump and between my knees. Heaven

LauraPalmersBodybag Tue 29-Jan-19 19:53:45

I returned my DreamGenie because it flattened really quickly. Next time I’m investing in a BBhugme...or maybe the Lidl version which sounds like a copy

Fillybuster Tue 29-Jan-19 21:08:46

It didn’t have a brand, but my dm bought me a 1.5 metre long thin-ish straight pillow, I think from costco, which was amazing. I could wrap it around/under my bump, and it was great for extra support when I finally cracked bfing lying down with dc2 &3

HabbyHadno Tue 29-Jan-19 21:39:53

I bought a Theraline maternity pillow when I was pregnant with DS1 six years ago. I'm still using it now through my third pregnancy and I can't sleep without it, love it!

GrapesAndCheese Tue 29-Jan-19 22:19:30

Another BB Hug Me raver here. Best. Purchase. Ever.

Saved my back and sanity whilst pregnant and was so useful post partum too!

PatricksRum Tue 29-Jan-19 22:50:40

Clevamama 10-in-1 cushion, perfect for pregnancy and beyond and can be used by babies too!

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