Getting enough rest when pregnant is important. Unfortunately, it’s also often quite tricky to achieve. Finding the right sleeping position for your changing body is rarely easy but a dedicated pregnancy pillow can go some way to helping that. We’ve looked at the best pregnancy pillows currently on the market.
Different bodies and sleeping patterns mean different pillows, so we’ve looked at a few different types. C and U shaped pillows are the key types of pillows, giving you something different to hold on to or snuggle up with. Wedge pillows can also be useful, and there’s even room for one that makes it possible to still sleep on your stomach. Whatever your preferred sleeping position, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s our pick of pregnancy pillows.
Best For General Use: Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow ($50)
The best thing about the Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow is it’s really flexible. You can use it for more than just sleeping with. It’s also good for supporting your back when you’re sitting upright in bed, or just for when you’re leaning back on the sofa and you need some extra support that a regular cushion just can’t achieve.
The pillow is filled with virgin fiber so it’s really flexible, with a unique contoured shape that promises to provide you with comfort throughout your pregnancy. There’s a removable slipcover too so it’s easy to toss into the machine to wash. However many weeks you’re along, it’ll improve your chances of sleep and quality rest.
Best C Shaped Pillow: Leahco Snoogle Body Pillow ($60)
A C shaped pillow is a great way of giving you something that you can wrap around your body in a variety of different ways. The Leahco Snoogle Body Pillow does exactly that. It’s effectively like surrounding yourself with numerous solid pillows or cushions, but without the hassle.
The material used for the Leahco Snoogle Body Pillow ensures that no extra body heat is contained, and it has a removable cover for easy washing. You can easily use the horseshoe-shaped head pillow to get your position just so, before using the long midsection for your back or stomach, and the end for tucking between your knees. It’s well attuned to where your pregnant body needs most support.
Best U Shaped Pillow: Queen Rose U-Shaped Pillow ($49)
A U shaped pillow is good if you want consistent support of both sides of your body. The Queen Rose U-Shaped Pillow is the best of the bunch. It follows the shape of the pregnant body, ensuring it’s long enough for you to stretch out amongst it. It’s designed mainly for side sleeping so you don’t have to worry about your back or stomach feeling unsupported as you snooze.
You can also adjust it so that it doubles up nicely as a nursing pillow or simply a way to prop you up as you watch TV or read. The cover is removable and made of 100% cotton so its hypoallergenic materials will never irritate your skin.
Best Wedge Pillow: Boppy Pregnancy Wedge Pillow ($15)
Wedge pillows aren’t for everyone, but they can be useful if you simply want something that supports your growing bump or to put between your knees. The Boppy Pregnancy Wedge Pillow offers a firm and versatile design that allows for stomach support when side sleeping. It’s particularly useful if you don’t want to feel swamped by a larger cushion, but you still want some extra support.
It’s small enough that you can easily travel with it, plus you can move and adjust it easily enough throughout the night. If you hate the idea of feeling too warm through larger cushions or just don’t have the space for anything too large, this is a good solution to your support needs.
Best Pillow For Stomach Sleepers: Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow ($75)
The Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow might look absurd but if you’re a stomach sleeper—it’s your new favorite pillow. Unlike the others here, it’s inflatable because we’re guessing it’d be tough to ship and store easily otherwise. Essentially, you sleep on top of it, with your bump going through the hole in the middle so that you can enjoy sleeping on your stomach again without any issues.
It looks a little silly but who cares when you’re sleeping well again, right? It’s well designed too so there’s a face cradle, hip raiser, and a way for your legs to be left at a small decline. Enjoy the better sleeping position.
Best Portable Pillow: Leahco Snoogle Mini Compact Side Sleeper ($43)
Many of the pillows here are a bit large to easily take on your travels. So what do you do if you’re staying with the in-laws for a bit or going on vacation? Buy the Leahco Snoogle Mini Compact Side Sleeper. It’s small enough that you can take it anywhere you go without much hassle. (If you’re taking it on a flight, we’d highly recommend pairing it with a vacuum space saver bag to compress it before stowing it in your suitcase.)
Despite the size, it still targets the relevant parts of your body, and naturally conforms to your shape for maximum comfort. There’s a removable, washable cover too because that’s pretty essential, right? Its size also means it’s good for smaller beds or sleeping arrangements, or simply if you’re a smaller size woman. Not everything has to be huge to be supportive.