Monday, September 24, 2012
The one thing I didn't have during my first pregnancy was a pregnancy pillow. So I knew going into this pregnancy that it was a top priority on my list. What I didn't realize was how quickly I was going to need one!
With my first pregnancy everything seemed to easy. It wasn't until the last month or so that things started to get uncomfortable. It was difficult to fall asleep and I started to have some back pain. This time around I felt like I was in my 9 month when I was only in my 4th! I'm not even kidding. My body seemed to remember being pregnant and I popped a big belly and started all my aches and pains.
This baby is measuring big... I'm not too surprised since my daughter was 9 lbs. 11 oz. But I truly wasn't prepared for how uncomfortable I would be so early one. Fortunately I knew I had an Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow on it's way. I had done some research on this product to see what other moms thought. I read about the facts on their website and then visited Amazon where there were several product reviews. The word seemed to be positive, so when this puppy arrived I opened it up and put it to use.
Here is a little about the product:
Proven to reduce back pain within the first few nights
OB/GYNs across the U.S. recommend it for optimal sleep positioning
Chosen by Disney as the #1 Pregnancy Essential
Recipient of the National Parenting Center 2012 Seal of Approval
Yoga instructors use it in class as a way to keep moms comfortably in place during their practice
Best-selling author of prenatal fitness books recommends it. She's an expert in body mechanics and promotes the pillow as a way to encourage side-sleeping as the safest position.
Folds into a cube and used as a decorative pillow when not in use
Easily fits into a suitcase for travel
Made with designer fabrics ECO FRIENDLY
I was specifically looking for a couple of things with this pillow. I wanted support for my ever expanding belly. When I would lay on my side I would actually feel my belly pull down toward the bed. I found myself stuffing my blankets under to keep it supported. I was also looking for support for my back. I'm a back sleeper and staying on my side is very challenging. So I would stuff pillows behind my back so that I could roll slightly on my back while still staying on enough of an angle that I wasn't flat on my back.
I feel like this pillow was designed for me. It is the simplest set up with simply opening it up and laying between the two pillows. The pillow for your belly is softer, while the pillow for your back offers more solid support. My body literally melted into this pillow. My belly was comfortably resting on the soft side, but I also was able to lean towards my back for a change in position.
This pillow has kept me sleeping comfortably on my left side. The first night I woke up and removed the pillow so that I could roll onto my right side. I felt the difference right away and brought the pillow back. What a change you can feel when you have some support and then you go back to none! And my husband loves this pillow because it's very compact. It doesn't intrude on his side of the bed. And it's easy for me to take it with me when we travel. I would definitely recommend this product for any momma-to-be!
* I received this product from the company for review purposed. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Posted by Lara at 3:59 PM