I have been sent several things to review since becoming a blogger – but I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that the latest item I received has been the most useful and welcome addition to my pregnant (and new mum) life (well, no one has listened to my constant hints about reviewing a range of Gins).
The two items I was lucky enough to be sent have become an essential part of, not just my life – but my body.
I have spent more time with my pregnancy pillow than with my partner – and if I had to get rid of one during the last weeks of pregnancy it wouldn’t have been a tough choice. A pregnant woman has got to do what a pregnant woman has to do!
Just twelve days before my elective cesarean I was offered a pregnancy pillow. I jumped at the chance because sleeping (and everything else) had become a painful activity. My second pregnancy bump was absolutely enormous. It felt like twice the size of my first pregnancy bump. It also felt hard, my midwife told me I had a lot of fluid in there too. Generally I felt constantly uncomfortable and in pain. I spent much of the afternoon lying down – and even that hurt.
I had once used a pregnancy pillow in my first pregnancy. It was white, quite thin and not at all firm. It lay between myself and my partner for months, unused – I didn’t really understand what to do with it. So I was hoping this time my pillow would come in handy.
I was expecting the same – but this pillow was in a different league to the first one. First the size of it was double in width and length. It is huge! It is also a gorgeous shade of pink (these things matter) and the material was a sort of softer than soft velvety one. The pillow is also firm and substantial. I was amazed!
I quickly wrapped myself around it on the sofa and felt immediate relief.
My huge stomach fitted nicely around it and the weight was gone. Later I took it up to the bedroom and lay on it / around it for the entire afternoon. It stayed wrapped around me all night and I can honestly say I didn’t move far from it for the entire twelve days.During the heat wave I spent as many hours as I could wrapped around the pillow with a fan on – it was heavenly.
I became like a cat – lazy and an all day dozer on my comfy cushion.
To my delight I was also sent a nursing pillow in a beautiful beige colour.
After my cesarean this has become my best friend. I sit in bed for hours upon hours breast feeding and this pillow means I can get into a really comfortable position to feed.
It has also become my new baby’s favourite pillow to pose on for photos! It’s handy to move around the house no matter where I go and really helps my back out. I can even write this review thanks to it as my baby happily feeds away. Mothers – aren’t we good at multitasking?
Both products are gorgeous and I would recommend them both to any pregnant ladies and anyone planning to breastfeed.
The pillows are hypoallergenic
The nursing pillow offers support when feeding baby.
The bestseller is the U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow.
The pregnancy pillow relieves pressure, alleviates aches & pains and helps you to sleep comfortably on your side.
For more information or to order go to Pregnancy.net