Pregnancy pillows come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are more supportive than others; I myself have tried about 3 or 4 throughout my multiple pregnancies and the differences are astounding.
Out of all the different styles of pillows that I’ve tried out, the most comfortable, unique and versatile pregnancy pillow I’ve used is the Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow.
Throughout the first few months of pregnancy, you will notice you need more support for your growing tummy along with your aching back.
The Back ‘N Belly pillow has inner contours that are designed to hug the natural curves of a pregnant woman’s body.
The “U” shape, along with these curves will help you to sleep comfortably on your side like most doctors recommend during pregnancy.
While laying on your side, the curves of the pillow support your tummy and your back at the same time, while also giving you a pillow to hug between your legs.
Even more, I give credit to this pillow for relieving me of painful pregnancy heartburn.
When sleeping on my back or my side, this pillow elevated my head which in return, eased my heartburn along with acid reflux.
Besides just that, this pillow is often said to relieve carpal tunnel, sciatica, gastric reflux, and nasal congestion, all of which I was fortunate enough not to be ailed with.
One thing for sure though is I was lucky enough to have a king sized bed! This pillow is quite large, which is both good and bad, depending on how you look at it.
It’s great to cuddle up with and provides support in every direction and amazingly my husband and my dog both still fit on the bed with me and my pillow!
The pillow is made with 65% polyester and 35% cotton but the cover is 100% cotton. It is so warm and comfortable but also keeps you cool enough to sleep at night. The pillow case is removable and washable which is a big bonus!
As if this pillow wasn’t already versatile enough, there’s still one more thing I used this pillow for even after my pregnancy. I was getting ready to buy a Boppy for nursing when I started reading a little more about this Back ‘N Belly pillow.
It provides the perfect support and puts you in the perfect position to breastfeed your new born baby.
The bang you get for your buck is overwhelming on this pillow and I would purchase it again in a heartbeat. A good night rest is priceless and that’s what this pillow provided me with throughout my entire pregnancy.
- Prevents nasal congestion, heartburn and sciatica
- Machine washable after removing the case
- Great comfort
- Belly, head and legs are well supported
- Unique design
- It will be too bulky to place a pillow in the ‘U’ groove
- You might want to cut at the end of the pillowcase so that cleaning will be easy
Total body pillows like this are great, so if this is your style then also check out our reviews for the Today’s Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow and another Leachco product, the Snoogle Total Body Pillow.