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Pregnancy PillowYou’ve seen the ads – a pregnant woman sleeps in peace and comfort with a pillow specially designed to cushion her body. Many pregnant women swear by them and their bed partners agree that it helps everyone get a better night’s sleep.

You’ve also seen pregnancy pillows in many different shapes and sizes, but which one is right for you? That depends on your sleep style and what kind of support you need.

A full body pregnancy pillow does just that. It supports your head, neck and belly and slips between the knees to realign your hips. Full body pillows can be c-shaped, u-shaped or straight.

The wedge body pillow looks like its name - a rounded or flat wedge that slides under your back or tummy to deliver much needed support throughout the night. It can also be used with a regular pillow to elevate your head to prevent pregnancy heartburn and reflux.

Stomach sleepers are challenged during pregnancy but there’s a pillow for you, like a full-body inflatable style with a cloth cover and a hole that’s strategically placed to make room for your baby bump.

What’s filling that pregnancy pillow can range from tiny Styrofoam balls to micro-beads, memory foam, polyester fibers or a natural filling like spelt or wool and each can provide a different feel. Micro-beads are lightweight; memory foam molds to your shape, and you may prefer a natural filling over a man-made product but look for a pillow with a washable cover for easy cleaning.

A pregnancy pillow can help you catch those z’s and wake with less pain to feel more rested and ready. If you’re still not sure, why not sleep on it? You may be glad you did.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax