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Did anyone use a body pillow?

posted 8 years 5 months ago
So many of my friends raved about how great those full length body pillows were during their third trimester when you just can't seem to get comfortable at all!

I on the other hand couldn't stand the body pillows! It made me feel even more uncomfortable and just took up so much space in the bed! It drove me crazy!

Did you use a body pillow? Any other tips or tricks on how to get comfy in those last weeks?

posted 8 years 5 months ago
I always used a body pillow when I was pregnant. There was just no way of getting comfy on my side. I have always been a belly or back sleeper, so when I had to resort to sleeping on either side in the last weeks of pregnancy, I thought I was going to just die. The pillow helped me sorta prop my belly up on it and I raised a leg up toward my chest, and it helped me mimic the way I would sleep on my belly before the bump. It also helped with my back pain as well. I say it is a good investment while pregnant. And even after you have the little one as well!

posted 8 years 5 months ago
I also used a body pillow. I have two actually. One small one that just reaches under my head and belly or belly and between my legs, and another huge one that reaches from my left foot all the way around to my right foot. It forms a "U". The second one was heaven for me, it supported my belly and back and neck and it could go through my legs as well. It did take up a lot of space in the bed and my husband hated the pillow, but before we bought it I told him "Just so you know, you ARE going to be replaced by pillows for the next 9 months", he just looked at me as if I was crazy. Close to the end of the pregnancy he admitted that what I said was true. I use it now to prop up the baby and my 2 year old loves to sit in the big U one and watch TV.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I still use my body pillow and my husband hates it lol. It lends so much support for my knees, I hate when my knees are touching it is so uncomfortable. It keeps my spine aligned and my hips pushed back. I just got use to using it when I was pregnant that I never quit. I love my body pillow, and I shall never give it up.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I wouldn't know about full sized body pillows but I always use a pillow to get comfy especially lately with my back pain and the way baby moves I just can't find my spot to sleep in. This will be my fourth child so sleep is essential but I can't get right sleep because of baby's movement. I use pillows and try to relax myself. I will eventually fall asleep. Anyone have advice for a bad back?

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I used a body pillow while pregnant. After pregnancy I realized I still need a pillow under my legs when I sleep on my back or side to keep pressure off my back. I even take my leg pillow when we travel. The funniest thing is that my husband discovered that the leg pillow felt good and he uses one too!

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