How to buy a maternity pillow

Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a women’s life. It is also an extremely challenging time, as the body goes through an incredible transformation during and after the pregnancy.

There are many physical challenges that come along at various stages of pregnancy; As if that’s not enough, In addition to those changes, many pregnant women struggle to get a good night of sleep as they get farther and farther into the process. For that reason, it’s very important (and very difficult, too) to do what you can to make your night time routine as comfortable as possible.As such, an entire market of variety of pillows has developed with the goal of making the expectant mothers as comfortable and relaxed as possible to provide more comfortable sleep.  


Buying these pillows is important and difficult too, here’re a couple of points that can help in buying the best maternity pillows.  While the idea of purchasing a good pregnancy pillow may have you excited about the possibility of improved sleep, it would be a mistake to rush out and buy the first one you can find. There is a tremendous amount of variety in this market, which is why you need to think about the features that you need most. Following is a list of some of the main points you need to check on before you buy.


Shape:  Know about pillow shapes:  Maternity pillows, by and large, come in a variety of following shapes referred to as “U,”  “C,” and “L” shaped. Each of the pillows is designed to provide an expectant lady full relief and rest.  Many of these pillows are generally designed to help pregnant women sleep on their side more comfortably, reduce the chance of rolling onto your back during sleep, and they also provide nice support in the front without being too bulky.  This type of design eases the pressure on the lower back and tailbone, as well as keeping one in a position that is ergonomically correct for the latter stages of pregnancy. Some of them are flexible enough to be shaped into the desired shape.


Size: Some of the pregnancy body pillows can be downright huge, which might be good thing if you own a California king bed otherwise you may need to take a good look at the size of the pillow comparative to your body and your bed!


Removable cover:  This is definitely a must have. The pillow cover must be easily removable and washable in a washing machine.


Price: and of course the price matters. Body pillows generally range between $40 to $120 and a lot of times price doesn’t always match comfort or convenience. Look for a medium priced pillow that provides a good balance of comfort and quality, given your size and filling requirements.


Consult you ‘village’: Don’t buy a maternity pillow without consulting your friends, family and your doctor (especially, when you suffer from a specific type of backache or bone ache).  Depending upon your specific discomfort, a specific shape may make a difference. What works for someone else may not be the right thing for you. It is important to figure out which position, size and shape would work for you to sleep otherwise sleeping in an incorrect position may cause worse discomfort for your body.


Check the return policy: Before making the final buying decision, you should always check the return policy of the pillow dealer or manufacturer.  Due to the fact that pillows, especially body pillows are a matter of personal taste and fit.  Therefor it’s extremely important to understand the company’s return policy beforehand in case the the pillow isn’t providing comfort, it can be easily returned.


Final thoughts: Some of these pillows make for a great sleeping pillow through out your life so consider how you may be able to get use out of this pillow after the pregnancy.  In any case, a good maternity body pillow is an absolute must for expecting mothers and you should definitely consider investing in one!