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DreamGenii Support Pillow - worth the money?

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Gizboss Wed 07-Oct-09 15:57:29

I've been managing so far with a v-pillow between my legs and under my bump - I'm 35 weeks now and feeling quite big and uncomfortable. I also have an old injury - a slipped disc in my back which thus far has been manageable throughout the pregnancy but is starting to niggle. Sleeping is definitely hit and miss at the moment and it's not helping the way I am feeling. A friend recommended this support pillow but the cheapest I can find it is £35 on amazon. I just feel like I've spent such a lot on maternity wear, creams etc etc and am wondering if other people have found that this is good and really worth the money? If it will help me to have a good nights sleep for the remaining few weeks I'd be tempted but don't want to spend for the sake of spending...about to start maternity leave and my package is rubbish so starting to feel the pinch.

angfirsttimer Wed 07-Oct-09 16:20:24

I hope it is, just bought one today! hope soneone says yes.

Murtette Wed 07-Oct-09 16:22:32

I love mine to the extent that each time I go away for the night, it comes with me. However, my main reason for loving it is the support that it gives me under the bump and between my knees and it sounds as though you already have that with the V pillow so I'm not sure if you would get any extra benefits from it. I'm now 39 weeks and, whilst the DreamGenii definitely helps me to get comfortable, it certainly doesn't guarantee a full night's sleep - or even half a night's sleep!
If you do decide to get one, it may be worth checking out TK Maxx. I spotted them in one in SW London a couple of weeks ago for about £20.

rosieposey Wed 07-Oct-09 16:22:33

My DH bought me one and it was good to start with but it sort of went lumpy and rubbish after a while. I dont think its worth the money tbh just use some normal pillows.

Dee2009 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:23:54

I thought it was alot of money so bought one of those wedges, which i put under my bump and put pillow between my legs and i've been sleeping much better since then.grin

piggybank Wed 07-Oct-09 16:55:29

About a month ago, I bought one and returned it within a week because the pillow case it came with had started to tear. I just didn't feel it was up to the job so I took a refund instead of an exchange.

Since then I have made due with regular pillows - one on either side of my body and sometimes one under my ankles.

piggybank Wed 07-Oct-09 16:55:59

BTW, I'm 32 weeks.

Gizboss Wed 07-Oct-09 17:23:37

Thanks for the feedback -I'm tempted to stick with my v-pillow for now. Any other views?

oranges123 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:51:08

I have one which my DH bought me partly to stop me rolling on my back and making strange strangled noises (apparently). I do find it useful to keep me on my side but I think that is probably the only extra advantage over a V pillow or even an ordinary one.

Also, if I want to change sides (and I can't sleep all night on my left side no matter how much I probably should) I have to get up and physically change the pillow to face the other way, which is fine when you go to the loo as often as I do but not so great if you would otherwise sleep through.

So, whilst I find it useful, if I already had a V pillow and had no problem staying off my back, I am not sure I would necessarily invest in one.

PootleTheFlump Wed 07-Oct-09 17:57:52

my Mum bought me this and it has been great. it's like a bean bag so moulds really easily and can go through your legs, under bump etc. I have been sleeping loads better with it, and imagine it will be good for feeding when lo arrives too, it's much firmer than my v pillow and much longer. Obviously the price is no better but it might nhave more uses to justify the spend. HTH.

cloudydaze Wed 07-Oct-09 18:50:51

Yes, I got one when pregnant with DS2, so worth the money, makes such a difference!

LifeOfKate Wed 07-Oct-09 19:17:17

DH bought me one when I was about 20 weeks and starting to get uncomfortable and it has been an absolute godsend. We just have a normal double, so not much space for extra pillows. I have no trouble turning over with it, you just put it through your legs from the other direction, not much hassle.. I certainly don't think that I wake up anymore to do that than I would to turn over in bed at this stage anyway!! I'm 33 weeks, by the way. I think if you're already 35 weeks and have a v pillow, it may not be worth it, but I'd totally recommend it to someone starting to get uncomfy in mid pregnancy who didn't already have a pillow.

Powdoc Thu 08-Oct-09 12:52:08

I'm the opposite. I bought one and hated it. I'm fairly tall, and I felt like I could never get all the bits of the pillow lined up at the same time. If my bump was supported, the leg support was too high. If I put the support between my legs, it only got the bottom of the bump. Used it a handful of times and ended up throwing it out of bed after a couple of hours each time. Have now given it away...

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