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Dude, these headaches have been so gnarly. I woke up with my head pounding today and couldn't kick it until around 3pm. Now my system is all out of wack and I'm glued to the toilet 🙄 Glad today is Saturday because it hasn't been a productive one!
On a lighter note, made my first official pregnancy purchase today. This pillowlooked amazing and got great reviews. Can't wait to break it in! Already struggling with sleep and hoping this will help 🤞
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow (with Travel/Storage Bag) U-Shape Full Body Pillow Maternity Support Detachable Extension [link]
I bought this along with a wedge to help with hip pain.
Pregnancy pillow recommendation amazon link My pregnancy pillow arrived today. I’m snuggled in bed with it right now! It’s so cozy. It has a detachable side Incase you don’t want to be enclosed I guess & a flat part so that you can have an arm under it without the weight of the pillow. I can report in the AM thread how I slept with it. I definitely like it a lot better than my last pregnancy pillow
Yes!!! It’s so much better even just for a normal body. This is what I got: it’s a u so it does take up space, but each side is pretty narrow so not more space in total than a body pillow or king pillow. I like that it soft Jersey fabric is cooling- cause I get hot when I sleep, but not with this!
Also, for those asking why not just multiple pillows instead, It is soooo much easier to switch sides and move around without reannging three pillows. And so I can roll or adjust without waking me husband (or me as much). It keeps the pillows in nice placement related to one another instead of my knee pillow falling off the bed while I adjust a head pillow. Trust me, so much better arrangement.
I bought this pregnancy pillow from Amazon ($45) and I love it. It's slightly pricier than some of the other ones out there, but here's why I've found it was worth it:
Overall, been using mine for months now and love it.
I’m only 20 weeks so not real big yet but I got this pillow and I take half a unisom at night. I’m still getting to the pillow but I do feel more supported. I like that one side comes off so I can arrange it how I want or flip it and use my own pillow.
here’s the one I have
I really like it! Particularly because when i turn from side to side (like 179474 times per night) i don’t have to take it with me, because there’s a support on each side. It makes me feel like I’m getting a “fresh” side if that makes sense? I’m sure there are plenty out there and I would imagine they all work essentially the same. I bought it for my last pregnancy and got it back out around 10w mostly because i just like it. You can also unzip and remove one “arm” and i took that to the hospital with me for labor and breastfeeding and it worked decently for that too.
I will disclose that I have never washed it and ya know, judge how you will on that one...
I would second the memory foam topper - 3” thickness is the minimum. Memory foam for between the knees too - or a “pregnancy pillow” that is shaped like a big U so you get support for your leg without having to shift a smaller pillow around. I use mine upside down as the top doesn’t work for me as a head pillow. There are many brands. Here’s a link to one.
You might also speak to your doctor about amitriptyline. It’s an anti-depressant but has been prescribed for years to people with pain-induced insomnia. It has some contraindications but worth mentioning to your doctor. It helped me enormously for years.
I love mine. We joke it’s the dead body I lug around. Worth it! It was gifted to me by my mother in law! Here’s mine: PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, Grey U-Shape Full Body Pillow and Maternity Support - Support for Back, Hips, Legs, Belly for Pregnant Women [link]
I got a pharmedoc one that was kind of a u shape, one side was c and one side was straight. The side that was straight also unzipped and detached so you could easily reposition it. As a major thrasher / roller while I sleep this was ideal! Because if you just have the one pillow you’ll be dragging it back and forth and it’s a pain. If I can find the link I’ll attach it
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, Grey U-Shape Full Body Pillow and Maternity Support - Support for Back, Hips, Legs, Belly for Pregnant Women [link]
I went with the U shape. After searching through r/pregnancy I went with this one bc it was recommended quite a few times and the price was good for something I was skeptical about. [link]
I haven’t had my lap yet. But I can tell you from previous surgeries (bilateral breast reduction last year), the one thing that saved me was a pregnancy U-shaped pillow. Mine had a detachable leg so I could wean slowly from the full pillow to nothing. But the whole thing was amazing at keeping me upright and on my back during those first rough days/weeks.
Here’s the Amazon link!
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow,... [link]
16w and I give up trying to find a comfy sleep position with my body pillow. I’m a back sleeper but trying to adjust to sleeping on my side. So I just ordered this pregnancy pillow. I hope it’s worth the hype!!!
U-shaped pregnancy pillows can also be really helpful because it gives you something to hug when you're sleeping on your side and you can put your legs around one end and be cushioned by the other on your back. So comfy.
I wholeheartedly agree with what everyone here has suggested. I also wanted to recommend this pillow
I am sitting here six hours after surgery and so grateful for it. It has a separate section that zips off and I used that in the car as a belly pillow and have it draped around me now. The ‘hook’ shape is incredibly supportive, and the cover is removable to be washed. Best of luck, you got this!
I have the same one, it’s so comfy!!
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, U-Shape Full Body Maternity Pillow with Travel & Storage Bag, Support Detachable Extension [link]
The pregnancy swelling really does a number if you already have carpul tunnel symptoms. I love my wrist braces now, buti have never had symptoms prior to25weeks pregnant.
Make a pillow fortress around you. My husband bought me a pregnancy pillow like this: [link]
Forces me to stay put. I put my flat pillow in the middle and have it all around me
Aren't you a sweetie! My husband bought this pregnancy pillow and it's AMAZING and a must have.
It was this one, which I've seen posts about how it's the best pillow! So I was very disappointed
I purchased the PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow on Amazon in my 6th week. Yes, it's early, but I'm a heavy back sleeper and my uterus felt weirdly tingly and painful on my back so I'm forced to sleep on my sides. No more muscle pain and interrupted sleep. The pillow is cushy and "hugs" you on both sides - I feel like I'm being cuddled and its so comforting. I also use it while I'm sitting and fold one "arm" over me to place my laptop. It's very multi-purpose!
What really helped me was a u-shaped body pillow I found on Amazon. If you don't want to spend money on one you can always surround yourself with pillows for support.
I use this pregnancy pillow where one end zips off (forming an L shape) and I love it. I also prefer my regular pillow for my head so I just use it upside down which works great! An added benefit to this method is that you have something between your thighs and ankles so your hips stay super aligned.
I chose the detachable kind so I wouldn’t have to feel trapped in a pillow all night knowing I’ll have to get up to pee at least a few times. Now that I’m 21 weeks I sometimes add the other half on to keep me from rolling onto my back (I’m a natural back sleeper) which also works well.
PharMeDoc pregnancy pillow from Amazon!
It has a washable cover and the one side can be taken off if you don't want the U shape all the time. I take it off every once in a while so I can still cuddle with my boyfriend.
I was told repeatedly that all prenatals give essentially the same amount of benefit.
I got a pregnancy pillow and it was honestly a godsend. I couldn’t sleep comfortably without it through my second trimester. ([link])
Also things to have: Tylenol, Tylenol PM, Pepcid, Tums, and B6+Unisom for nausea. Definitely not daily needs but she’ll be happy it’s there when she needs it.
Hi! Also a STM who did not have a fancy pillow the first go around. After a good viability ultrasound I said I was treating myself this time and I have not been disappointed.
I got a u-shape. This one PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow,... [link]
So far it’s great and I feel really supported. Besides waking up to pee it’s been amazing sleep. I took the extra part off for now, I have a feeling I will need it later but I love the versatility with this. My best friend has the same one she’s 5 months PP and says she still uses the smaller piece for support in their recliner.
First of all, sorry that you’re dealing with heartburn. I’m 33w now and heartburn also started at week 5.
I bought this and used a thin pillow under that for more support. I liked that it’s detachable and easy to remove cover and clean. Also price is good when you compare to other stuff.
Hope this helps!
My boyfriend just bought me this one, and it's pretty great. Absolutely no smell at all. The only thing that somewhat bothers me is the little zipper part (it's there so you can remove the other side of the pillow), but overall it's nice that's a feature because it's more versatile that way. It's not too huge, and I can use it with or without another pillow for my head depending on how propped up I want to be.
I went with this one! It's supposed to arrive today 🤞
A pregnancy pillow will definitely help! I'm only 15 weeks along, but I've needed mine for a while already. I got a Pharmedoc pillow off Amazon after several people on here suggested it.
I ordered the pharmedoc I shaped pillow from amazon and it’s awesome! I got the u shaped one that has a detachable long piece that you can use to put under your knees or use to prop a book/laptop in your lap or use to help with supporting baby when nursing once they arrive. Here is the link. PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, U-Shape Full Body Maternity Pillow - Support Detachable Extension [link]
Also, it’s reasonably priced and doesn’t take up the bed. My husband is already plotting to steal it from me once I have the baby.
I got this one from Amazon: PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, Grey... [link]
I got the same: pillow is the one I bought. $40 USD on Amazon
I have a u-shaped on just like this thankfully we’re have a king size bed! Because with the pillow my husband and a dog we needed the space! Lol
[link] someone else had recommended this one and being able to get it through Amazon so quickly made it my top choice
Based on reviews, I went with this one: pregnancy pillow I will let you know how it is when it’s fully puffed up/ready to go! :)
I have this one . I’m 5’8” though so I don’t have that problem! It is a very big thing to have in bed. We have a king so it’s fine for us!
I just posted this in another comment but thought it might help you too —
That's where I have my pain too (or at least the pain that keeps me up at night) and I've tried tons of pillows, mattresses, and mattress covers — seriously they're taking up two closets. I've had this set up for about six months now, and I'm finally getting quality sleep again —
Best body pillow
I love that it's detachable so it still works if I have want to stretch out, plus it's cotton, so it's not hot like memory foam. Also the customer service was great. I had a zipper break on one part after a couple of months, and they sent me a whole new cover within a couple days. The zipper is covered up pretty well if it's attached, but I put a second cover over it since I mostly use mine separated.
Best pillow for side and back sleeping
This pillow has made the most difference for me, it can be turned around for different levels depending on where my pain is, and it offers a lot of support without being stiff. The little "wings" on the side are really nice if you're sleeping on the side with a body pillow because I can put the body pillow up against the lower wing and have continuous support for my back, makes it a lot easier to relax my muscles. Also, the shape of the pillow really helps keep your neck/spine in a good position, so I don't wake up stiff or in pain like I used to. It does a good job of staying cool and has held up really well.
And I know you didn't ask about mattresses, but I really didn't realise how much mine was affecting me until I replaced it. I tried a few, and none of them worked, but someone recommended this one on r/mattresses, and I'm absolutely in love with it. I have never considered a latex mattress because I'm mildly allergic to latex, but they have a 4 month trial period so I thought I'd give it a try since it's got several layers of covering. It's firm but lightly molds itself to my body without the heat of memory foam, and latex is much more resistant to losing its shape/firmness (that's why the warranties are always so long), which is definitely good for people with chronic illness who might spend more time in bed/don't feel up to rotating their mattresses. I ended up getting a full 10in hybrid (the one I linked), but there was a better deal on their website (30% off and no tax unless you live in Virginia) so it only cost me $320, and they put me in contact with a company to pick up my old mattress. From what I've heard they're really good about returns, and they'll also send layers of latex or memory foam if you find the mattress uncomfortable or if yours is starting to wear. Personally I adjusted a few nights though and did great was just the pillow and the mattress for the first time in years. I still have to get out the body pillow sometime, but it's still a lot better than my giant nest of pillows from before.
My gf bought a pregnancy pillow shaped kinda like a question mark and when she’s not home I use it to take naps. It’s fucking amazing. This should work: [link]
oh boy pls allow me to introduce you to your new bff then
It was this one 😊
I got a Pharmedoc pillow after someone else sang its praises here. It has really helped my lower back pain. I love it!
So I have two pillows that have helped me and I rotate between depending on what's annoying me the most that day. When it's my neck/headaches/migraines I use this pillow
And most of the time, when it's an issue with my arms, back or legs I use this U shaped pregnancy pillow. It's awesome if you sleep in the fetal position because you can have pillow up against your back and one between your knees and I like that you can sit up and use the side pillow to lean your arms on when reading or on your phone.
This got me through...so comfy!
U-shapes pregnancy pillow and a lap desk— currently propped up on mine watching TV and eating dinner and the pillow has been a saving grace while I sleep.
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, U-Shape Full Body Maternity Pillow - Support Detachable Extension [link]
LapGear Designer Lap Desk with Phone Holder and Device Ledge - Gray Damask - Fits up to 15.6 Inch Laptops - Style No. 45424 [link]