A body pillow during pregnancy has always been there as a necessity through the ages. Mothers and grandmothers used improvised pillows made of cotton or cloths etc or even ordinary pillows cushioned in swathes of cloth. Now it is easier to surf the net and choose a pregnancy body pillow suitable for your particular needs.
When you are expecting, whether in the early months or latter stages, you are bound to go through a series of bad-back phase. After all, your own body is supporting another entity growing slowly inside you. The major part of the strain falls on your spine and so you have back aches, but these are loveable back aches. In the beginning months you may tend to sleep on your back more often than not and then wake up with a dull back ache. It is because the slight fetus is pushing your spinal cord while you are sleeping. As you get heavier with your child you may find it necessary to sleep on you side, and yet experience pain in your back the next day.
All through your pregnancy your body will got through very discomforting conditions and to alleviate the situation pregnancy body pillows work wonders. These are not the conventional pillows but are designed to provide comfort from head to toe. These pillows help to support your body posture in a normal fashion while you sleep on your back or on your side.
The pregnancy body pillows are usually made of down or foam, with different sizes to fit your body structure. Therefore, it is important you look for the pillow which suits your need. The main aim of these pillows is to give as much relief to your back and spine as possible, especially when you lie down.
Each woman experiences pain and discomfort in different areas of the body during pregnancy. However, the upper back ache and lower back ache is quite common with all expecting mothers. So when you search for a pregnancy body pillow keep your exact points of discomfort and pain in mind and choose the one most suitable to your condition.
You may be advised to sleep on your sides from your third or fourth month of pregnancy, with your knees bent slightly. This position helps to provide oxygen smoothly to the baby and also gives you comfort. The body pillow gives you the comfort of resting your knees on when on your side and also supports your stomach in a gentle manner; thus relieving your spine from extra work.
These special body pillows may cost a petty penny but are worth the price when it comes to your comfort. The support and comfort during your entire pregnant period will help you to be in a more relaxed and cheerful mood – both very vital for your baby too. So choose the correct pregnancy body pillow, enjoy your expecting months and then use the same pillow while you are nursing your new born. Yes they come in very handy to support your baby while you are breastfeeding, which can be quite a strain on your spine.