Designed to ease discomfort and target specific aches and pains, pregnancy pillows are worth their weight in gold for getting soon-to-be mums closer to a sound night’s sleep. Some styles support the entire body, others target specific areas, but all follow the natural contours of the body to bring comfort where it’s needed.
Here are some of the things to consider when looking for a body support pillow to use during pregnancy.
Helpful tips for buying a maternity pillow
- Size: Maternity pillows come in all shapes and sizes. Think about the size of your bed, your current sleeping arrangements and if there’s room for something else in Snuggletown (sorry in advance, partners!). And if you’re often travelling away from home, the size and weight will be a factor here too.
- Style: Different pregnancy pillows are designed to target different areas of the body. A full body pillow gives completely different support to that of a maternity cushion or a pregnancy wedge.
- Multiple uses: Some pregnancy support pillows have been designed to double up as nursing pillows once the baby is born. Having a multi-purpose pillow is a great option for new mums wanting to save a few pennies in those early months.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
12 Best Pregnancy Pillows Mums Recommend
To help you find a super-supportive maternity sleeping pillow, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.
In no particular order, here are 12 popular Pregnancy Pillows we recommend in 2023.
Sleepybelly’s 3-piece pillow set features premium air-layer external fabric and a high-quality latex inner. Consisting of a long back support pillow and two side-wedge pillows for customisable support throughout your entire pregnancy, and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
This full body pillow eases the aches mums experience during pregnancy. From swollen feet and ankles to lower back and pelvic pain, the pillow soothes sore joints and muscles, helping them to relax while Mumma sleeps soundly. It’s also machine washable and will keep its huggable shape wash after wash.
Ultimate Sleep Review: Read what other mums love best about Ultimate Sleep Pregnancy Pillows.
Proudly made in Australia, the CuddleUp supports mums throughout all stages of pregnancy and the busy years beyond. The flexible design means it can be moulded to virtually any shape to ease pain and discomfort on tender areas of the body and ergonomically support the spine and muscles.
Forget hogging the whole bed with a giant maternity pillow! This clever little gem has a unique wing design that cradles your growing bump from both sides, keeping you comfy and preventing unwanted back rolls during the night. Perfect for side sleepers, it’s compact, and supportive, and comes with a risk-free 90-night trial.
My Brest Friend
Designed to support your head, belly and knees, the My Brest Friend pregnancy body pillow confirms to your body throughout the night. I could adjust the belly wedge for just the right support, and the cotton cover was a lifesaver for those inevitable spills. It even doubles as a breastfeeding pillow later on, making those late-night feedings a breeze.
Filled with millions of tiny, comfy microbeads, the Theraline moulds perfectly to your body, no matter how you toss and turn. Plus, it’s completely hypoallergenic and chemical-free, so you can snuggle up worry-free. And the best part? It transforms into a supportive feeding pillow once your little one arrives, making those late-night feedings a breeze.
This Aussie-made gem might be small, but it packs a powerful punch when it comes to comfort. It kept my growing bump happy while supporting my hips and back, and kept “baby daddy” undisturbed too. Plus, it encourages comfy side sleeping throughout pregnancy and comes in four gorgeous colours to match any nursery dreams.
Trimester Cushion Co
Big Flopsy pillows became my best friend throughout motherhood. Filled with amazing non-toxic, odourless micro-pearls, they offered gentle support every step of the way. The curved design kept me comfy during pregnancy and then magically transformed into the perfect breastfeeding pillow. Plus, everything is machine washable, which is a lifesaver with a little one around. And the best part? You can choose between a soft, natural 100% linen or cotton cover – pure bliss!
Know a maternity pillow we could add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.
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- 7 supportive belly bands for mum to be’s
Ask other mums
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