11 best pregnancy pillows

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A pregnant woman is experiencing increased stress, and her body is working hard. Therefore, it is very important that during sleep or rest, complete comfort is provided, thanks to which strength will recover faster. Lack of sleep can lead to irritation, stress, increased fatigue and, consequently, to the depletion of the nervous system. You can avoid this by choosing the right sleep accessories. Today's article is about maternity pillows.

Our experts have compiled a list of the 11 best maternity pillows, which have the highest ratings among users. After reading, you will not have any questions about which product is the most convenient and safe on the market.

What to look for when choosing a pillow for a pregnant woman

Choosing the shape of the pillow

There are several types:

  1. U-shaped is one of the most popular models. Evenly supports the abdomen and back during rest. Especially suitable for those women who like to completely wrap themselves in a blanket. Accepts any position, and there is no need to turn it over due to the existing shape. True, such a pillow is comfortable only in spacious beds.

  2. 'Bagel' – also almost entirely covers the body of a pregnant woman. It can be used to support the stomach, back or head depending on the situation. Perfect for small beds too.

  3. G-shaped – like a 'bagel'. Helps in relieving muscle tension. With her, it is easy to take any desired position: you can wrap your legs around, lay your head, lean your back. Usually is of medium size.

  4. C-shaped – ideal for sleeping on your side. Supports pregnant belly well. It is also comfortable in the reclining and half-sitting positions. Small dimensions make it possible to take a pillow with you on trips.

  5. I-shaped – compact, perfectly supporting the spine. Pillows with this shape are usually inexpensive.

  6. J-shaped – is a roller where the top is rounded. It is convenient to lay your head on this rounded part, wrapping your legs around the elongated part, or supporting a growing belly with it. Doesn't take up much space in bed.

Filler

There are two types: holofiber and expanded polystyrene. Both are completely synthetic and hypoallergenic. They keep their shape well, are resistant to moisture. You can read more about the pros and cons at the end of the rating, in a special table.

Overall dimensions

Consider your height and bed size. If the expectant mother sleeps alone, she can choose any pillow, even a large one. But if the husband is nearby, then you should prefer something more compact so as not to interfere with him, taking up a lot of space. For travel and travel, special small models should be purchased.

Pros and cons of pillow fillers

FILLER

ADVANTAGES

LIMITATIONS

HOLLOFIBER �

– NO GLUE IS USED IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS;

– SPRINGS;

– LONG LIFE;

– EASILY TO CARE;

– LONG TIME SAVES ITS PROPERTIES;

– WATER RESISTANT;

– DOESN'T ABSOLUTE ODOR;

– HYPOALLERGENEN

– ACCUMULATES STATIC.

POLYSTYRENE FOAM

– NOT SENSITIVE TO MICROORGANISMS;

– REMEMBERS THE FORM;

– DOESN'T ABSOLUTE ODOR;

– WATER RESISTANT;

– EASY TO CARE;

– HYPOALLERGEN.

– THE PRICE IS A LITTLE HIGHER THAN FOR PRODUCTS WITH A FILLER FROM HOLLOFIBER;

– RUSHING POLYSTYRENE BALLS.

Rating of the best pillows for pregnant women

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best U-Shape Maternity Pillows 1 Body pillow RUB 3,492
2 Espera Comfort-U Standart RUB 3,190
3 Health and comfort U340 RUB 3 800
4 Mama's helper 1 440 rub.
5 Esspero grainy RUB 2,990
6 FEST 959 r
Best C-Shape Maternity Pillows 1 Body pillow RUB 690
2 Health and comfort Bagel G360 RUB 1,950
3 Red castle big flopsy 4 360 rub.
4 Trelax banana RUB 2,560
The best travel pillows for pregnant women 1 Amama 'Traveler' RUB 1,890

Best U-Shape Maternity Pillows

Body pillow

Rating: 4.9

Body pillow

In the first place in the rating is a pillow with holofiber filler. Multifunctional, large and comfortable. It covers the whole body, so there is no need to change its position when flipping from side to side. The side bolsters support the back on one side and the stomach on the other. Suitable for daytime rest and sleep, and can also serve as a chair while sitting and a cozy place for your baby when feeding. The product's pillowcase is made of polyester.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • popular form;

  • simultaneous support of the back, abdomen and head;

  • large size – 340 x 30 cm;

  • light weight – 2 kg;

  • the filler keeps its shape, providing softness and elasticity;

  • can be washed in an automatic machine.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive.

Espera Comfort-U Standart

Rating: 4.8

Espera Comfort-U Standart

In second place is a pillow for pregnant women, specially created for comfortable rest and support for the body of the expectant mother. The model covers from head to toe, providing rest to all parts: spine, abdomen, cervical and shoulder regions. Suitable for both sleep and daytime rest. After the baby is born, it will serve as a cradle for the baby when feeding. Holofiber is used as a filler, which perfectly retains its shape. Sleeping with such a pillow allows you to completely relax your muscles. It is recommended not only for pregnant women, but also for children over 12 years old. Therefore, after pregnancy, it can be preserved until the moment when the child grows up.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • 100% cotton pillowcase;

  • a filler that retains its properties for a long time;

  • medium softness provides the necessary support;

  • high rollers;

  • machine washable.

disadvantages

  • only recommended for spacious beds;

  • relatively expensive.

Health and comfort U340

Rating: 4.8

U340

The third line goes to a pillow for pregnant women, filled with holofiber and a pillowcase made of coarse calico (one hundred percent cotton). Like the previous ones, thanks to the horseshoe shape, it guarantees support to all parts of the body. In the process of sleep, when turning from one side to another, it does not require a change in position. Allows you to comfortably lay your growing belly. While sitting, the bolsters can be placed under the back to relieve stress on the spine. It is easy to take care of the model as it is allowed to machine wash and spin. After washing, it does not fade or shrink. You can change the height of the pillow yourself. To do this, just open the zipper by removing part of the filler.

Advantages

  • medium hardness;

  • keeps its shape;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • removable pillowcase;

  • has a certification.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive.

Mama's helper

Rating: 4.7

Mama's helper

On the fourth position of the rating is a pillow with a mixed filling of polystyrene and holofiber. Provides support for the pelvis, lower back, neck, abdomen, spine and head. Allows during rest to completely relax the muscles and take the load off them. It has rather elastic rollers of medium softness, which is mandatory for a comfortable fall asleep, while the main functions of the product are not lost. Conveniently folds, making it possible to build the desired structure so that the pregnant woman can sit comfortably. After the baby is born, it will serve as a cradle for feeding. The model has a convenient pocket for small things, for example, you can put a nipple or a bottle in it. Drawstrings are located along the edges to secure the pillow bolsters around the belly.

Advantages

  • 100% cotton pillowcase;

  • removable cover;

  • machine washable;

  • light weight – 1.5 kg;

  • in the range of two colors to choose from;

  • acceptable cost – 1700 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Esspero grainy

Rating: 4.6

Esspero grainy

In fifth place in the ranking is a horseshoe-shaped maternity pillow with expanded polystyrene filling. It is an excellent helper in providing a comfortable and comfortable rest, both during sleep and in the process of reading, watching movies, and so on. Reduces the load on different parts, including internal organs, relaxes muscles, improves blood circulation. The model has a removable 100% cotton cover. After birth, you can continue to use it using the nursing pillow or playing with the baby. Medium size (140 x 25 cm) saves space in bed.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • machine washable;

  • remembers the form;

  • retains its properties for a long time.

disadvantages

  • the rustling of styrofoam balls can interfere with some pregnant women;

  • relatively expensive.

FEST

Rating: 4.5

FEST

In last place in the category is a beautiful Russian-made maternity and nursing pillow. The cost of a domestic product is low, in contrast to foreign counterparts. The model can be purchased for 1200 rubles. Holofiber is used as a filler, and the pillowcase is made of 100% cotton fabric. Taking care of your pillow is as easy as shelling pears, just wash it in a typewriter at 30-40 degrees. Like all U-shaped models, it relieves stress from the back, shoulders, neck, arms. During feeding, the bolsters are conveniently positioned around the waist to comfortably position the baby.

Advantages

  • multifunctional;

  • removable cover;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • retains properties for a long time;

  • has a certification.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Best C-Shape Maternity Pillows

Body pillow

Rating: 4.9

Body Pillow C

On the first line of the rating in the category C-shaped pillow for pregnant women, with holofiber filling and microfiber pillowcase. Allows you to get comfortable during sleep and daytime rest. One rounding will serve to support the head, and the other for positioning between the legs. The long part will perfectly support the belly of the expectant mother or create support under the back. The model comfortably envelops the body and even in late pregnancy, when the belly is large, is convenient to use. Easily transformed into different designs: when folded in half – you get a chair; wrapping around the waist – a place for the baby when feeding; connecting the ends together – a safe space for the baby to sit while playing.

Advantages

  • maintains weight balance;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • large size – 300 x 30 cm;

  • machine washable;

  • the pillowcase does not shrink or fade.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 2990 p.

Health and comfort Bagel G360

Rating: 4.8

G360

The second place is taken by a 'bagel' shaped pillow, which has almost closed ends. The popularity of the form is high, it comes in second place after the 'horseshoe'. Every pregnant woman will find a comfortable resting position with this pillow. Holofiber is used as a filler. The outer cover and the inner pillowcase are made of 100% cotton in accordance with GOST. The model is especially suitable for supporting the lumbar and cervical spine. It is convenient to use a pillow for feeding a baby, for this it is enough to place it around the waist, placing the baby on a roller. The product has a zipper, with which you can independently change the amount of filler, respectively, elasticity and stiffness. Colored piping adds durability to the cushion.

Advantages

  • the set includes a pillowcase with a hidden zipper;

  • wear-resistant;

  • hypoallergenic;

  • retains its properties for a long time;

  • remembers the shape of the body;

  • has a certification.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight – 4 kg;

  • relatively expensive.

Red castle big flopsy

Rating: 4.7

 Red castle big flopsy

On the third position of the rating is a pillow for pregnant women of large size, thanks to which the expectant mother will be comfortable with her in a spacious bed during the day and night rest. The model fits snugly around the body and is firm enough to provide support for the abdomen, spine and other parts of the body. With its help, you can relax all muscle groups. When folded, the model serves as an excellent support for the legs, relieving swelling, a feeling of heaviness and fatigue. After giving birth, during feeding, it reduces the stress on the mother's back, and also gives rest to the hands, as it supports the baby. Holofiber is used as a filler, and the pillowcase is made of 100% cotton, which does not fade or shrink after washing.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • many colors in the range;

  • removable cover;

  • machine wash allowed at 30 degrees;

  • light weight – 1.4 kg;

  • high wear resistance;

  • remembers the form;

  • retains its properties for a long time.

disadvantages

  • high cost.

Trelax banana

Rating: 4.7

Trelax banana

Last but not least is the multifunctional pillow for pregnant and nursing mothers, allowing you to find the most comfortable resting position. Provides healthy sleep and relaxation to the expectant mother. Anatomically shaped to perfectly support the thoracic and lumbar regions, as well as the growing abdomen. The model relieves the lower back and provides convenience when feeding the baby after childbirth. It also helps to relieve swelling and improve blood circulation; removes tension from the girdle of the upper limbs, neck and thoracic region; normalizes muscle tone; improves sleep quality. Expanded polystyrene is used as a filler. The pillowcase is made of 100% cotton.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;

  • gives a physiologically correct position for the spine during rest;

  • universal size;

  • wear resistance;

  • machine washable.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive.

The best travel pillows for pregnant women

Amama 'Traveler'

Rating: 4.8

Amama 'Traveler'

The best in the category was recognized as a pillow for pregnant women, which will become an assistant on any trip, providing rest. You can take it with you on a plane, in a car, on a train, or outdoors. Also suitable for home use. The model has an I-shape, so you can design from it what is best for each specific situation. Easily transforms into an ottoman (roll the pillow into a snail, placing it in a waterproof cover), a bagel and so on. It is convenient to put under the back, stomach, legs, neck, head. It is easiest for breastfeeding mothers to wrap the product around the waist, providing a cozy place for the baby. There are ties at the ends, allowing you to fasten them together. The filling is polyester fiber in the form of balls, and the pillowcase is made of 100% cotton double diagonal weave. The fabric is not afraid of dirt, so it won't get dirty soon. The inner cover is made of PE (35%) and cotton (65%).

Advantages

  • multifunctionality;

  • removable cover;

  • in a twisted state, diameter 35 cm, unfolded length – 1.35 m;

  • light weight – 1.3 kg;

  • machine wash allowed at 30 degrees with spinning;

  • high wear resistance;

  • bag for storage and transportation included;

  • acceptable cost – 1890 p.

disadvantages

  • not found;


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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