Hip pain, heartburn, having to wake up every few hours to pee—getting a full eight hours of shuteye is challenging when you're pregnant, especially in the third trimester. "During pregnancy, most women will experience some insomnia," says Fahimeh Sasan, DO, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "Sometimes it's difficult finding a comfortable position, and sometimes it's for no reason at all."
Health features director Catherine DiBenedetto struggled to get enough sleep when she was pregnant. "I had always been a stomach sleeper, and I just couldn't get comfortable on my side," she recalls. But after investing in this pillow at the seven-month mark, she was finally able to sleep through the night. "I loved its shape because I could wrap my arms around it, put the bottom part between my knees, and nestle my head into the nook at the top," she says. "My body felt totally supported."
Generally, you should buy maternity clothes in your pre-pregnancy size. As maternity clothing provides extra room around the belly and bust, it gives you the comfort you need for your changing body. If you're in between sizes or are still unsure of what size to buy, consult our maternity wear sizing chart. Take measurements around the fullest part of your bust, your hips (under your bump), and your bump circumference, and compare these numbers to the sizing chart to find your ideal fit.
Behold, Remedy’s full-body U-shaped pregnancy pillow surrounds you completely, front and back. Use it to sleep in any position as your aches and pains shift during pregnancy. Made of 100 percent polyester fill, it’s received 4.5 star reviews for its softness and pliability, though some reviewers wish it were a foot longer to accommodate taller women. 

It may be the priciest pillow we tested, but the creators of the Bbhugme spared no expense when it came to research or high tech design – and it shows. Developed by three female Norwegian chiropractors, their aim was to create a product that would help prevent back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, and neck and shoulder strain when nursing. It uses natural, antibacterial ESP pebbles (a little like a bean-bag) to mould around your body and avoid overheating. Incredibly light and cool, we really like how adaptable this pillow is. It’s a good size and easy to shape and adjust the firmness to your preference by tightening or loosening the outer cover. 
Pregnant women and eventually their toddler can be a little clumsy. This is why it is best to prepare for the worst-case scenario. The Leachco Snoogle is prefect for this specific reason. The pillow comes with a removable and washable cover. When you’ve made a mess, you’ll be able to clear it up relatively easily. Just remove the cover and throw it into your washing machine. This ensures that your pillow doesn’t need to be tossed into the trash prematurely.

I bought this for lumbar support while side sleeping and I could not be happier. I found it to be every bit as fluffy as the picture. I did expect it to be firmer (As some of the negative reviews said it was too hard - which was actually why I got it) but it still does the job just fine. It's particularly good because it means I can switch sides without having to adjust anything (I had previously slept with a heavy blanket rolled up against my back). This has also alleviated my shoulder pain that was occurring as my shoulders get full support too, not only from behind but because the pillows height is just perfect for me and my shoulders don't roll in like they used to. I am finally sleeping pain-free. You just can not put a price on that.


Real mom review: “The material was very soft, it's comfortable, the latch on the strap was easy to operate with one hand, and it has held up decently after almost 1.5 years of use. I have other nursing bras from places like Motherhood and Target, but still always choose my Cake bra. I bought another—I liked it so much. They also come in bigger sizes which is a big plus!” —Nicole C. via Facebook
Another thing to consider is the specific material used to fill the pillow. This is important for several different reasons. Obviously, the filling will play a vital role in determining how much comfort the pillow will provide to the user. It can also have an impact on the pillow’s overall longevity. Finally, some fillings can actually worsen the user’s allergies. Memory foam filling is typically expensive, but it also offers more comfort than many of its rivals. This type of foam will actually mold to your body with repeated use.
Once you’ve used the SAMAY Comfort U-Pillow, you’ll fall in love. Suffice to say, you’ll want it to stick around for as long as humanely possible. The good news is that the pillow comes with a zippered cover. The cover helps to protect the pillow, while also making it nearly effortless to clean up messes. The zipper works great and makes it very easy to remove the cover, when it needs a good cleaning.
“This pillow has given me the best sleep that I’ve had in a long time. I love the comforting feeling of being held and supported — it’s like spooning, but you don’t need another person. This is a pillow that, despite its size, I will take with me when I travel — don’t want to miss a single night of sleeping without it. I’ve also found that it has alleviated some of my chronic lower-back pain. Of all the different kinds of pillows I’ve tried over the years, this is definitely the ultimate in pillow comfort.”
Finding the right balance between size and comfort can be very difficult. However, the Puredown U-Shaped can solve this problem for you. This pillow is versatile, appropriately sized, and reasonably priced. Plus, the pillow is available in two cool colors, blue and beige. The pillow measures in at 32 by 56 inches. While it is bigger than conventional pillows, it is smaller than many other pregnancy pillows. This makes the pillow easy to move and even easier to store.

What makes for the “best” nursing bras? Simple, Nguyen says: “If it fits, if it’s comfortable, if it’s easy to nurse in and you like the style.” No matter what you decide are the best nursing bras for you, Brown suggests picking up two nursing bras for daily wear (so you’ll always have one on hand when the other is in the wash) and one to sleep in. Keep in mind, Brown adds, “It's not unusual to change bra sizes within the first few weeks of breastfeeding”—so, if you’re shopping before baby arrives, consider buying one or two sizes larger than usual, so you have one ready to wear after birth.
This pillow is designed with one thing in mind: nighttime pregnancy support. This shapeable, total body pillow was created to allow for added belly support, as well as added comfort for head, neck, hip, and back positioning. The unique shape and construction allow for some slight shaping, which boasts a full 85-inch length to take advantage of to lay upon or wrap yourself within through the night.
This enormous U-shaped pillow is great for those looking for solid support in the later stages of pregnancy. The fuller length and shape-retaining hypoallergic bead filling mean it’s great for supporting your belly, spine and knees, relieving pressure and keeping you upright on your side.  It is also designed with a soothing lavender-fragranced inner lining that some testers found very relaxing. We found it an extremely comforting and comfortable style, although the size does make it a little anti-social if you’re sharing a bed. Partners should be prepared to squeeze rather than snuggle up.
• Comfort. This should be at the top of your nursing bra must list during the first four to six weeks after having baby, says Stephanie Nguyen, founder of Modern Milk and a certified lactation consultant. She recommends stretchy nursing bras to accommodate the breast changes mom experiences during this time. “Look for nursing bras in soft fabrics,” Nguyen says.
Look and feel great as you enter motherhood in chic fashion that is fun and easy to wear throughout your pregnancy. Our selection of maternity clothes features everything from soft, cozy sweatshirts to elegant dresses and skirts. Explore casual basics like tanks, t-shirts, camis, and sweatpants with the classic, clean lines our brand is known for. Discover comfortable, easy sleepwear and loungewear, as well as undergarment essentials such as pullover bras and stretch underwear. Enjoy a great variety of stylish, sophisticated favorites including shift dresses, tunics, maxi skirts, shorts, trench coats, and skinny jeans. Plus, we offer multiple designs and colours so you're sure to find the cool mom look that works for you.
As with many pillows, personal comfort is a major factor to consider, especially due to the ever-changing nature of pregnancy progression. Choosing from the many different shapes and styles can be a difficult decision, which is why we have provided more detail to each of the above choices with examples of personal trial runs. In some cases, you may find mixing and matching pillows, or using certain ones during different stages of pregnancy may help with your overall sleep comfort.
While women were integrated into the U.S. military in 1948, they were automatically discharged if they became pregnant. However, in the late 1970s it was decided that in order to keep women in an all-volunteer armed forces the military needed to change its policy regarding pregnancy. Following complaints that pregnant women dressed in civilian clothing undermined moral, between 1978 and 1980 the armed forces began to issue military maternity outfits. Writing about her experience working on the Armed Forces History Collections at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, museum expert Bethanee Bemis wrote (in 2011):

Believe it or not, there are many different types of pregnancy pillows. The most common will wrap around the entire body, but there a few others as well. Wedge pillows are another great option. These pillows are far more compact, so they will not consume so much room on your bed. Unfortunately, the triangular or round wedge pillow will not be able to support your entire body. Therefore, you’ll still need a pillow for your head. The steepness of the wedge pillow can differ from one manufacturer to the next. Therefore, these pillows are commonly hit or miss.


This is an excellent choice for expectant mothers at any point in their pregnancy, as well as anyone else needing a supportive position for any sort of recovery that requires you to be positioned a certain way. Although the loft is higher, it does provide cradling support and gives well under pressure. The plush feel of the pillow cradles your body and allows you to relax without putting undue pressure on joints or strain on your back.
We like the fact that this under-the-bump pair comes in a 30 leg, so are ideal for the vertically challenged. They are super-comfy and a flattering fit. The wide waist band is comfortable, however we did find there was some slipping down, so we’d suggest the added support of a maternity bump band (New Look does a good set of three). These also come in black. The cut is a bit more generous than the standard Leighs, so bear that in mind before you buy. 

The original nursing bra is a timeless classic for pregnant women and breastfeeding moms. This go-to style, made from soft, breathable cotton, provides around-the-clock comfort. All bravado designs nursing bras have our proprietary, easy open and close, one-handed bravado 'b' nursing clips. In addition, the full drop away cup design allows for maximum skin-to-skin contact. A bra conversion kit is included so you can convert your nursing bra to a 'regular bra' once your nursing journey is complete. All bravado styles are tested and certified in accordance with oeko-tex standard 100 requirements, which ensures products are free from harmful substances.
Absolutely love this pillow. It is very supportive, comfortable and helps me with my pain during sleep. I have a lower slipped vertebrae, degenerative disk disease & osteoporosis in my back which causes extreme discomfort during sleep & I am unable to walk most mornings. It takes up a lot of room in our queen sized bed but it's helping me manage my pain when I sleep, when I wake up I am actually able to move and walk, so it's worth it. My sister in-law wants to buy it as well after I showed it to her.
Pregnancy is one of the most magical periods in the life of any woman. And although it lasts only nine months, a pregnant woman should not forget about style, fashion and beautiful clothes. One of the best options for pregnant woman is maternity dresses. We believe that you will agree with us on this point since a dress spares you from the problem of matching the top with your pants thus saving you a lot of time. And a pregnant woman has so many things to do: she has to take care of a nursery room, purchase beds, a crib etc.
“Really helpful for my back. I was having a lot of trouble sleeping from about week 20 and on, but this pillow really helped me find a comfortable way to sleep. Now, at 32 weeks, I am extremely glad I found this! It is small enough to travel with and doesn’t disrupt sleeping with another person in the bed. My husband actually really likes it because the edge of the pillow provides some back support for him, too! It’s also very easy to clean and to just take the pillows out of the case and throw the case in the wash. Some other reviews mentioned it not having enough room in between the pillows, which I can see, but after a day or two of sleeping with it, the case stretches a little (like any fabric does) and it gets roomier.”
When purchasing pillows and other linen, it is generally a good idea to pay close attention to the thread count. This figure can help you determine what type of quality you’re getting. In most cases, a higher thread count equates to a higher quality and vice versa. The Oversized – Total Body Pillow possesses a 400-thread count feel. This should give you reassurance that the pillow is built to last and very soft. Plus, the pillow features a microfiber polyester shell and fill. This combination makes the pillow very comfortable and long-lasting. Even after repeated use, the pillow’s filling will spring back to its normal shape.
There’s nothing like a brand new dress to make you feel fantastic and here at Seraphine, all of our styles are designed to fit and flatter your figure through every stage of pregnancy. Seraphine is the fashion destination of choice for expectant mamas all around the globe, loved by A-list celebs and royals alike. Inspired by the latest trends and cleverly adapted to make the most of your changing body, browse our collection to find dresses or maxi dresses for any occasion. 

The Puredown Pillow is designed for maximum longevity and comfort. It has a 300 thread count and a 100% cotton outer cover. This combination helps to guarantee that meticulous care and consideration has been put into the manufacturing of this specific pillow. Even better is the fact that this pillow is filled with comfortable hypoallergenic material. This helps to calm your allergies, while giving you a great night’s sleep.
My one gripe with this pregnancy pillow is that while the cover easily comes off, it can be somewhat of a chore to put back on. With practice you will find the best way to replace the cover (a scrunching the cover technique worked best for me). It’s a shame Leachco didn’t incorporate a zipper into this pillow. Even with this small downside it is still easily the best U-shaped pregnancy pillow on the market.
If you have been looking for something different, or have yet to find a full length or total pillow that works for you, this may be a good choice to consider as it applies the many details that are popular for full body support without much of the added bulk. Although made for both back and belly support, it works best for those who focus on one or the other due to the shape of its supportive center.
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