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Maternity Pillows

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Newbie10 Mon 23-Jan-17 12:01:20

I am just wondering if anyone has a maternity pillow, do they help and if so what ones do you have? I get really bad back pain in bed sometimes so wanting to get something to help it if I can!

Any tips would be great!

Candidfruits Mon 23-Jan-17 12:10:43

I've been using the Original Theraline maternity and nursing pillow, which I've had since being about 26 weeks. It's been great for my tummy and legs. Not sure about backs because I've been lucky that my back feels ok, but it's advertised as helping for backs as well.

About half an hour of googling led me to conclude that the Theraline one had the best overall reviews, although clearly different pillows will suit different people.

raviolidreaming Mon 23-Jan-17 12:44:18

I went with the Dreamgenii and I can't get on with it at all. I find it too restrictive, as I like to swap what side I'm lying on during the night and it gets in my way. If you're happy staying on your left though, then it is super comfy and does support my back.

Jojo13 Mon 23-Jan-17 13:02:47

Agree with ravioli. I had a dream genii type pillow first time round, from quite early on but as I got bigger and more uncomfortable I just found it annoying and bulky as I was having to turn over/ swap sides a lot.
This time, I'm 34 weeks and so far have just used a normal pillow in between my knees and have been fine . Less hot and easier to manoeuvre with!

HVB79 Mon 23-Jan-17 13:09:33

I found a v shaped pillow worked just as well as a dream genie and better for night time feeds once the baby was here. If your back is really hurting have you spoken to your GP about a Physio referral? Wish I had done this sooner in my pregnancy.

Badgerbird Mon 23-Jan-17 13:13:53

I've borrowed a long sausage shape one from friend and really like it. I put it in between knees and lower legs and rest bump on it too, helps ease my back ache. I do however roll over onto my right side and sleep that way without it. Good luck!

penguincrumble Mon 23-Jan-17 13:47:19

I tried a few sorts including Theraline and prefer a normal pillow

NewMum17 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:57:59

I am using a long body pillow between my legs and recently started putting it under my bump. I'm 37 weeks now. I have only had mild back pain but found that it helps putting it under your bump. Apparently it takes the weight off the spine which is why.

Also, when snoozing on the sofa I have a cushion behind my back and one under my bump/hips now. You could try that in bed to see if it helps for the time being.

Not sure what the V pillows are like but I saw some in Aldi the other day. Might be a good price but you'll need to do some research. Good luck!

10Betty10 Tue 24-Jan-17 00:02:56

Has anyone tried those ones on offer for £5.99 at Aldi at the moment? If so, are they any good? They look the same as the John Lewis ones I've seen for 5x the price!

MouseLove Tue 24-Jan-17 08:24:19

I have a V pillow from Ikea. I have hip and back trouble before becoming pregnant. I'm only in my first trimester but my cysts have made my belly tender. The pillow just helps everything. I probably should have got one years ago lol. I will look at getting something bigger when I'm bigger. This is doing the trick right now and was £7

ClaireSunflower Tue 24-Jan-17 12:29:50

I have a dream genii one and it is really comfortable as long as you don't move much in your sleep. I have a hard time staying comfortable in one position so it's a bit annoying when I roll over but good other than that.

HighHopes16 Tue 24-Jan-17 14:02:38

Just came on to say the Aldi one is great so far Betty !

I've had it for a week and have already noticed the difference in the back/hip pain I was experiencing before.

It's quite soft so can't imagine it will last for months but worth it for the price.

10Betty10 Tue 24-Jan-17 15:17:38

Thanks highhopes! I shall pop and get one!

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