Maternity Body Support Pillow - Pregnancy Pillows

Discover how a maternity body support pillow helps you sleep correctly. The sleeping position you choose does have an effect on both you and your baby. Sleeping on your back is never advisable. If you are a stomach or back sleeper, it takes time to adjust to sleeping on your right or left side. The left side is actually the best possible position.

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Why Left is Best for Sleeping

Sleeping on your back while you are in the latter half of pregnancy pushes the uterus against the major arteries and your intestines. Cutting off blood flow to your legs increases swelling and discomfort in the legs and hips. This is why doctors recommend sleeping on your side.

The left side is optimal because it allows blood to flow into and out of the placenta best. It also helps your kidney's effectively eliminate waste from the blood stream helping to prevent swelling to the feet, hands and ankles. Using a maternity body support pillow helps train you to comfortably sleep on your left side.

Types of Maternity Body Support Pillow

With a number of top-selling maternity pillows on the market, you'll find a great selection of prices and styles. Leachco's All Nighter Total Body Pillow is hook-shaped and supports the back, front and neck at the same time. Add in the extended pillow end and you get a leg pillow that relieves tension on the hips, knees and ankles.

The Preggle Comfort Air Flow Body Pillow is similar in design to what Leachco offers, but the material uses maximizes air flow. Most pregnant women are already warm from the increased blood flow, the Preggle pregnancy pillow helps keep them cool.

Boppy's pregnancy pillow comes with a machine washable, zippered cover. The C-shaped pillow supports the stomach and neck. It's very affordable and works wonders after pregnancy when you are breastfeeding and want to have arm support while holding your infant.

The Snoogle Original is easily shaped to the layout that best matches your sleeping needs. You can curl it around you or tuck it under your knees and neck for spinal support.

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