As my bump started to slowly take over my side […]
As my bump started to slowly take over my side of the bed, I had a harder and harder time getting comfortable. I eventually laid claim on any spare pillow and had the bolstering my on all sides. One of my co-workers (also pregnant!) told me it was time to reach for a pregnancy pillow, and so I took her advice. Boy am I glad I did! The Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow made catching shuteye a lot easier the second half of my pregnancy. I won’t say sleep was easy because it never is when you’re growing a human being and restricted to lying on your side. But this pillow makes it a heck of a lot easier!
It’s shaped like a comma (the grammar nerd in me kind of loved that), which means it is perfectly suited to the task of comfortably curving around your body. And there are so many different options for support depending on where you need it most! You can have the pillow wrap around your bum and lower back. Or you can rest your head on it and snuggle it. Or—my personal preference—you can lie with it between your thighs and knees and have it curve around your bump to give it some extra support.
I had put off getting a pregnancy pillow for so long because most of the ones I’d seen looked so complicated, like I might get tangled up in them while I snoozed, and they take up so much room in the bed, which already seemed to be shrinking due to my expanding girth. But this pillow provided the just-right amount of support in a fairly compact size. Plus, you can’t beat the versatility. In fact, when I was packing up my pregnancy stuff a few weeks ago, I made sure this was sealed, stored and safe because I will be using it again with future pregnanices.
To top it all off: The cotton cover and the pillow itself are machine washable!
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