What Should You Know before Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

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During pregnancy, especially in the middle and late stages of pregnancy, it is difficult for pregnant women to get a good night's sleep due to the pressure on the body by the growing belly. You may always sleep carefully, and don't dare to turn over and do other movements. However, when you wake up in the morning, you still have pain in your back or waist. Therefore, a suitable pregnancy pillow can have a good support on the body, making your body more natural and comfortable when you sleep. Before you pick a pregnancy pillow, do you know how to choose a good one and what else you should pay attention to?

1. The most important thing is to meet your needs

One man's meat is another's poison, the pregnancy pillow that is suitable for others may not be suitable for you. For example, although some pregnancy pillows have many functions, they are large in size. If your bed has no enough space, you should choose a pregnancy pillow with simple functions and a small footprint.

Another example is that some pregnant mothers have back pain and need a pregnancy pillow that supports the body more comprehensively, so it is more suitable to choose a U-shaped pillow than a C-shaped pillow. Therefore, it’s wise to start from your own needs and find your own focus, you can make the pregnancy pillow work.

2. You need to think about security

Safety mainly depends on the implementation standards of pregnant women's pillows. When we actually buy it, it mainly depends on whether it passes the national standard. The national standard or above is safe enough. Noted that pregnancy pillows are not safer when they are more expensive.

3. Fabric and filling

Fabric and filling are directly related to the comfort of a pregnancy pillow.

1) Fabric. The first choice is pure cotton and bamboo fiber materials, which have excellent air permeability and moisture absorption. Some dark-colored fabrics may contain harmful substances.

2) Filler. Most of them are pure cotton, synthetic fiber and memory foam filling. Pure cotton filling is comfortable and breathable, synthetic fiber is strong and durable, and memory foam has better resilience. No matter what kind of filling you choose, you must choose natural, non-toxic and odorless ones.

4. Pillowcases should be removable

Since most of your body is in contact with the pregnancy pillow, the pillow gets dirty easily.  It is best to choose a pillowcase that can be removed separately, and it is easy to remove and wash when it is dirty. The pillow core can also be disassembled and removed separately, which is convenient for cleaning and at the same time.

5. The softness of the pillow should be moderate

When pregnant women are sleeping, it is easy to overwhelm the baby in the belly. At this time, the pregnancy pillow you choose needs to be moderately soft to prevent the pregnant woman from squeezing the baby. If the pillow is too hard, it will cause the neck of the pregnant woman to hang in the air, while the pillow that is too soft will cause the blood of the pregnant woman to not flow smoothly. If possible, you can go to the store to have a trial on the pregnancy pillow to see if it makes you feel comfortable.

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In general, the maternity pillow gives pregnant mothers a good support of the body. It allows mothers to have a good night's sleep during pregnancy. And good sleep has a positive effect on the pregnant woman herself and the baby in the belly. If necessary, it is recommended to buy one to sleep on it.