As your body changes during pregnancy, you're likely adding more comfortable clothes, bras, shoes, and baby belly-friendly pieces to your wardrobe. Your closet, however isn't the only area that needs some updating. One area that is easy to overlook is your "pregnancy nighttime essentials," which no only includes a good sleep bra, although that's a must too. As your pregnancy goes on, quality of sleep usually goes downhill fast and investing in one or two of the best pregnancy pillows might be an essential addition to your pregnancy treasure trove — even more useful than that super comfy pair of maternity leggings you just bought.
Much like a good maternity bra, pregnancy pillows aren't necessarily one size fits all. There are lots of styles and shapes to fit your body support needs. The most common designs are U-shaped, C-shaped, wedge-shaped, and a basic long, body pillow. Each style provides different amounts of support and will work for each woman differently.
According to Parenting Healthy Babies, a supportive pregnancy pillow can help stimulate deep sleep, improve blood circulation, encourage relaxation, and decrease body aches. To sweeten the deal, many of the most popular pillows can be used after baby is born as nursing support pillows and for continued support at night.
Motherhood takes a toll on your body, but with a good pregnancy (and beyond) pillow, you'll feel like you can take it all in stride.