Post # 1
I need your opinion on the pregnancy pillow. I’m in my first trimester and already having difficulty sleeping/getting comfortable in bed and I figured I should ask you ladies if investing in the infamous pregnancy pillow is worth its hype. We’ve seen/heard the pillow being used by all sorts of famous moms, and i just want to know how real women feel about the product. Is it a must have? Are there better solutions out there? please let me know! thank you ladies
Post # 3
@adeharo210: I’ve never tried one- is there a shop you can test it out in? Anything that makes you more comfortable is well worth the money imho!
Post # 4
I got the snoogle early on, but it never helped. What helps is a good pillow for under my neck, a squishy pillow to either hug or squish under my belly for support, and a longish pillow for between my knees (so it goes from my knees to my ankles). I know, three pillows, but it keeps me comfy.
I also highly recommend considering chiropractic care when it gets bad. I waited until about 32 weeks, but my back is in less pain now than it was at 20 weeks. Just ensure the one you work with specializes In prenatal.
Post # 5
I’ve never tried one either. I’d maybe look around near a store for one you can test out. I’m 26 weeks and for the most part I sleep really well (except occasional hip pain) so I haven’t considered one yet.
And as PP said, if you are in a lot of pain, I’ve heard pretty good things about prenatal chiropractors.
Post # 6
@adeharo210: Give that I am one that abides by the “don’t sleep on your back and stomach” rule (although it is your choice if you don’t want to), I invested in a pregnancy pillow very early in the first trimester. I got the Leachco Snoogle from Amazon, but I think you can find it in Motherhood Maternity. They run around $50 (and I recommend getting a pillowcase or two for it as well).
Back pain was my worst fear, but so far I have not had any back pain, and I have been pretty comfortable sleeping. It took some getting used to, but I think that was just because I was so used to sleeping on my back and stomach. I am starting to develop hip pain, but if I choose to sleep without my Snoogle, I get back pain, so I need to compromise a bit and deal with hip pain, but that’s ok.
Post # 7
I’m 34 weeks pregnant and I hated my pregnancy pillow. I sleep with a regular pillow between my knees, one under my head, and one supporting my back. I get better sleep that way as crazy as it sounds.
Post # 8
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I absolutely love my Snoogle! I’ve been using it since around 15 weeks and I’m currently 37 weeks. I used to sleep on my belly with one knee up, but that wasn’t possible with this new belly. The pillow allows me to do that again because it forms a pocket for my belly to rest in if I put my leg over the pillow. I can also roll it up into a circle with a hole in the middle to put my belly in and comfortably get a back massage from DH, or I can double it over to form a C against the headboard that I can lean on to read and will probably lean on to BF in bed after baby comes. I bought mine second hand online for $20 and probably wouldn’t have bought it if I was paying full price, but now that I know how much I love it, I’d probably buy it at full price if that was my only option. I’ll be opening the seam in my next pregnancy and adding a little more stuffing since it’s starting to get flatter after all this use. Definitely check online somewhere like Craigslist or kijiji for a used one before you buy full price! There were lots of listings for them in my area and they have a removable cover that can be washed.
Btw, the picture’s not showing up for me, so I just wrote a review on the kind of pregnancy pillow I got. It might not be the one in your picture.
Post # 9
@kes18: well i’ve seen these around target and bed bath beyond, so i don’t know how practical trying it out in the store would be but there is no harm in buying/trying it out/and returning it… 🙂
Post # 10
@adeharo210: For sure! Post an update after you try it out:)
Post # 11
@ScottishMrs: thank you ladies for your opinion… i guess this is one of those “you don’t know until you try” kind of products… i might just pick one up and see if its for me… if it doesn’t work out, its good to know that i can play around with different pillow options and such 🙂
Post # 12
I had thought about buying a pregnancy pillow like the Snoogle but they looked so huge! I don’t know how my husband would’ve have room to sleep between my huge belly and such a large contraption of a pillow…lol.The other thing I didn’t like about the snoogle is that your head has to go on it and I have really bad neck problems and already have a special memory foam pillow that I use. I basically just wanted a pillow for back/side support.
What I ended up doing was going to Walmart and just buying a cheap body pillow. I think it was ten bucks? I noticed a huge difference right away and was able to sleep so much better. Sometimes I have it in front of me and kind of “hug” it and have it between my knees and other times I have it against my back so I can’t accidently roll over on my back in my sleep.
Post # 13
I got one for Christmas and I love it. Used to get shoulder pain from sleeping on my side, but now I don’t. My husband says he hasn’t had a good sleep since I started using it, but I think that’s because it is harder to cuddle now. It’s so comfy!
Post # 14
I loved mine! I slept like a rock from the night I got it. It was huge and made me sleep ninety miles away from my husband but for the love of all things holy, I got to sleep. Lol.
I passed mine to my sister in law and it was great for he too. After she had our nephew, she passed it on too.
Post # 15
I used a Preggle and I liked it. It’s like the Snoogle but smaller. It isn’t designed to go under your head, which I liked because I’m particular about my pillows.
Post # 16
I slept on my back until 28 weeks-ish. Pregnancy pillow doesn’t help me at ALL. So now I sleep raised up on 2 or 3 pillows.