While pregnant moms often have trouble sleeping due to the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, using a maternity pillow can alleviate those pains and help moms get a good night's sleep. Pregnant moms' changing bodies often make it hard to find a comfortable position to sleep and they often resort to piling regular pillows around themselves, behind their backs, between their knees, and everywhere imaginable to support their bodies.
Maternity pillows are designed to support the mom's body while allowing her to sleep in the most comfortable position for her whether on either side or her back. There are a variety of different shaped maternity pillows which moms can use that support the body and ease sleep. The U, C, and J-shaped pillows are designed for pregnant moms with different preferences for sleeping positions to still get the rest they need during pregnancy.
The U-shaped maternity pillow, like the Leachco Back N Belly Body Pillow, is designed with two long sides which completely encircle the sleeping mom, providing support on both sides at the same time. With support on both sides, pregnant moms don't have to adjust the pillow when switching sides and the pillow provides back support as well as support for the legs, tummy, arms, and neck. The U-shaped pillow is the best option for moms who tend to switch sides often at night because they don't have to move and readjust the pillow.
The Leachco Back N Belly Body Pillow and the Comfort-U Body Pillow both provide the U-shape with long arms which provide support no matter which way mom is sleeping, left, right, or on her back.
C-shaped maternity pillows wrap around the back and provide neck, back, leg, and hip support in a much more open feeling way than the U-shaped pillow does. Where the U-shaped pillow entirely encircles the mom, the C-shaped one, like the Leachco Snoggle Total Body Pillow, curls around her back providing support while also giving a loose natural feel to sleeping. The C-shape fits snugly to the mom's back while leaving the mom openness on the front.
The Leachco Snoggle Total Body Pillow is a C-shaped pillow that provides back and neck support while also allowing for temperature control as it doesn't block the front of the body, and the Boppy Total Body Pillow is slightly shorter than other body pillows to make it easy to switch sides during the night without struggling with the pillow.
The J-shaped maternity pillow has a long arm like the U-shaped pillow with a short hook. The J-shaped pillow, like the Leachco All Nighter Total Body Pillow, is designed to support the neck and back just like the U- and C-shaped pillows, but provide much more flexibility in the positioning of the pillow. Many J-shaped pillows can be bent into the U- and C-shapes to best meet mom's needs while still being smaller than the traditional U-shaped pillow.
The Leachco All Nighter Total Body Pillow can bend and provide all the flexibility mom's need while providing neck and back support as well as help to alleviate heartburn and indigestion.