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What a great change from the bigger, bulkier preganacy pillows!
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2015
I was extremely excited when this pillow arrived on my doorstep just days after the order was placed! I have another pregnancy pillow that I have been using, but not often enough. My current pillow is one of the HUGE pillows that takes up most of the bed. When I try to sleep with it at night, there is barely any room left for my poor husband to sleep on our queen bed. So it has earned an almost permanent spot on the rocking chair in our room and only gets used when I am by myself. (that is very rare)
When I opened the box, the presentation of the pillow was great. It came in its own case which made me happy since it will be easy to fold back up and place it back in there when we end up moving, AGAIN. I won't have to worry about it getting dirty or ripped when we do pack up the house in the future.
The fabric that they used on the cover for the pillows is really smooth and doesn't get hot when you curl up with it. Which as most pregnant ladies will know is a godsend with our heat output during the 9 months. There are zippers located on each pillow covering that unzip and zip up easily for removal and replacement when it comes time to clean. I was surprised with the covering of the pillows on the inside too. They feel like a silk covering that may help repel stains and I am sure is what helps with the pillows breathing so nicely.
What I have really enjoyed about this pillow:
The fact that it has great support for my belly, for some reason whenever I put a normal pillow under my tummy at night I get a lot of Braxton-Hicks contractions. When I snuggled up to this pillow, I had 1-2 Braxton-Hicks at the beginning but as my body settled into position, that all went away. The support for the back was great as well. I love the fact that the pillow that is recommended for the back is so small. My husband was thrilled about it as well. His biggest complaint for all these pregnancy pillows is that is distances him from me. So with this pillow he will still able to partially snuggle up with me and it didn't make him feel secluded.
Another great thing about the pillow is, since there is no pillow around the top for my head. I get to adjust the pillow as far up or down my back where I need the extra support or less support. I don't feel smothered by a huge pillow that there is no way to adjust to fit my needs. It also allows room to have my arms out and not fall asleep or be trapped under the pillow, which is what I dislike about my big pregnancy pillow I have.
Things I think could improve:
The fabric length between the pillows seems a bit too snug. It would probably be great if I didn't have an enormous belly to squeeze in there too. Unfortunately, I do and it makes it so I can't sleep through the full night with the support because I end up so squished. I would love if they made it adjustable to fit you as you grow.
For me personally, I can't do extremely fluffy firm pillows between my legs at night, I tend to wake up with back ache. The pillows are fluffy and very firm for all the support, so I make the long end as my back support and the small pillow is reserved just for supporting my stomach. I then us a flatter pillow of my own for extra support between my legs when I need it.
Lastly, It is difficult to turn from side to side with this pillow because it is make with a specific front and back. During the night when I want to switch sided I do have to wake up and completely flip the pillow over then re-adjust it. I have not been sleeping well so I have been up for a while after the switch trying to fall back to sleep.
I have included a picture to show the size of this pillow compared to my old, bulky pillow. As you can see, This pillow provides support where it needs to without crowding the bed. Overall, I am happy with this purchase and I would recommend it to others! Thanks for reading and happy shopping!