Body Pillow help please

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Registered: 12-09-2010
Body Pillow help please
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 1:04pm

I started my search for a body pillow and thought I would ask all of you for recommendations.

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 1:15pm
I was thinking of just buying one of the pg pillows they sell at BRU. I need something. I hate sleeping on my side. I feel so uncomfortable.
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 2:22pm
I use a standard body pillow from target. Works great!
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 3:24pm
I also use a standard body pillow from target. Works fine for me. I am so much more comfortable laying on my back or stomach I don't know what to do!!!
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Registered: 09-21-2007
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:17pm
Last pregnancy I just used the $9 body pillow from Target. I would use it again this time, but somehow the dogs seem to have confiscated it, so I will need to buy a new one. I'm not quite to the point of needing a pillow yet (somehow I can still sleep on my stomach!) but probably will need one soon.

Also, for those of you that sleep better on your back, you can still sleep on your back, just put a small pillow (like one from the couch) under one hip. That's what my OB office suggests. Apparently the reason for not sleeping on your back is because of the artery/vein that runs pretty much under the uterus (when lying down). But if you tip your uterus/hips/stomach area a bit to one side, it alleviates the pressure on that artery/vein. I did the pillow under my hip last time and it seemed to work...nothing ever went numb! And make sure it is just under one hip, not both, or it won't work.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:43am

This is probably a silly question, but exactly do you use a body pillow? I've heard they're wonderful, but I don't get how they help.

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Registered: 07-15-2008
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 2:29pm

For me I use the $9 target pillow.

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 9:48pm
Basically, you just use the body pillow to 1) rest your belly on as it grows larger (when sleeping on your side), 2) put the lower part of it between your knees so your hips don't hurt as much from the awkward positioning while pg, and 3) use the upper end of it for your head. They basically help to give you support in all the places you will need support, especially the later in the pregnancy you get. And a single large body pillow is much easier to deal with than a pillow for your head, another for under your belly, and a third for between your knees.


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Registered: 12-09-2010
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:34am

Thanks Ladies, I'm happy that the cheap pillows work well. I really couldn't bring myself to spend $60 - $100 on a pregnancy pillow.

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:26pm

I went and got one from Target this weekend per all the ladies here saying it worked well. It is NOT working out for me :( Its not long enough to go between my legs and then up around the front of my body and under my head, which is what I was wanting/needing sooooooo off to babies r us we go today for the boppy one. Hopefully that one will work out better for me.

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:56pm
Babies r us has one called the snoggle I believe, its kinda shapped like a big C. Its cost 64.00, I may go get one. I have the one from target which was nice early on in the pregnancy but now that its hard for me to sleep on my sides I need to resort to other pillows

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