When I was pregnant with Darah, I tried a few different things to stay comfortable at night with my growing belly. First, my mother-in-law sent me a Boppy Wedge, which is a really fabulous and quite compact pillow that you place under your belly while sleeping on your side (starting around 20 weeks, you really have to start sleeping that way for the safety of the baby). It worked great for most of the pregnancy, although toward the end I found that I really needed something to wrap my legs around, as well. We purchased the cheapest body pillow we could find, and it worked ok. Tim definitely felt the loss of the space, though, as that thing took up, well, about as much space as another body!
Recently, I started to feel the need for extra tummy AND leg support again. Both of us groaned at the thought of using the body pillow for this long (22 more weeks!). Fortunately, the same company that makes the wedge I enjoyed using has a mid-size pillow option, as well. It’s called the Boppy Cuddle Pillow, and it is helping me quickly escape to dream land each and every night!
The Boppy Cuddle Pillow is a terrific option for any expecting lady who is having some trouble sleeping (I have yet to meet one who never has sleep problems!). But it also doesn’t take up the whole bed, which is nice for your partner. We have a queen size bed and want to keep it that way!
When I first took the pillow out of its packaging, I laid down on the bed just to try it out. I really and truly almost fell asleep while I was giving it a test! I intended to initially lay down with it for 2 minutes, and it turned into 20. My tummy felt supported, and so did my legs, which helps the pain in the sciatic nerve that I have been getting. I love that the pillow really hugs your body, and in all the right places. This is a big contrast to a standard body pillow which just lays flat and you have to contort in order to make it helpful. And of course, once you move, it messes up and you have to do it all over again. With the Boppy Cuddle, I haven’t had to wake up and readjust the positioning of the pillow once!
Buy it!: The Boppy Cuddle Pillow gets high praise from this pregnant lady. It can be purchased online for $42.99.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.