The lovely people at Pregnancy Pilllows kindly sent me one of their bestselling U shaped Pillows this week and I am extremely grateful they did!
Firstly because the parcel provided some much appreciated toddler distraction while I unloaded the shopping from the car…
But then due to it’s desired purpose!
I was amazed by the sheer size of the pillow once it was unwrapped -at this point I already knew this was going to be a game changer, I might need to rehouse the husband though!
As it was almost lunchtime it seemed as though fate was telling me to take a nap and test this baby out!
The first thing I loved was the soft cover…it isn’t like a normal pillowcase, it has a soft velvety finish and is so cosy to snuggle up to.
As you can see, it takes up a large amount of space on our Super King size bed and makes my old pillow look quite insignificant!
But, this is all part of it’s magical charm!
Pregnancy Pilllows tell us that –
“With support in all the right places, the ultra-cosy U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow relieves pressure, alleviates aches & pains and helps you sleep comfortably on your side, just as the doctor ordered.
With a cleverly simple ergonomic design, the U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow follows the natural contours around the body encouraging you to sleep on your side, maintaining healthy blood and nutrient flow, which is good for both mummy and baby. It expertly aligns the spine, shoulders and hips and cradles the head, bump, back, hips and legs all cradled at once, even if you change positions during the night.
Our high-quality support pillow is great for getting a full night’s sleep while pregnant or nursing newborns. It is also great for easing the discomfort of other ailments such as Fibromyalgia, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, Arthritis, Upper and Lower body pains.”
After trialling it for a few nights I can feel how supportive it is and found it most comfortable when I was snuggled on my side into one half, with the other ‘arm’ acting as a support behind my back, it’s often been my back that I’ve suffered with in the mornings so it is great to have something that offers support for that too.
After night one I woke quite achey, but in a good ‘I just had a massage’ type way, everything was looser and I definitely slept better (even with the 2am reappearance of an intoxicated husband!)
Each subsequent morning I have really noticed how much better I feel.
I have suffered a lot with extreme indigestion and GERD even before pregnancy and having the pillow to support me in a slightly more upright position when required has really helped to reduce the symptoms, keep me more comfortable and allowed me to get back to sleep faster.
It has certainly charmed somebody else too as a snuggly place to chill out after a bath…
I’m sure I will get further use from it once the new baby arrives too, for feeding especially.
The U shaped pillows are, in my opinion an absolute bargain starting at £22.50.
They come in 7 colours to complement your bedroom decor and are available unscented or with a lavender aroma.
If the U shaped is too big for you (it is massive), take a look at their V – Shaped pillow instead.
I was lucky enough to be sent the pillow free of charge, however this review is honest and reflective of my experience with the product.