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6 things to consider when purchasing a pregnancy pillow

By Hilde Tavares, Chiropractor and Founder of bbhugme

For many women, a pregnancy pillow is one of the most important purchases they make during their pregnancy. Pelvic pain and back pain, discomfort due to your growing belly, and sleep deprivation can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. Having the comfort and support to give you the sleep and rest of you need can make a huge difference for your overall health.

However, with so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide which pillow to choose. Pregnancy pillows today come in a huge range of shapes, sizes, and materials, with a wide range of prices as well. While we put so much focus on researching the best items for our baby, we often forget to choose what's best for ourselves. Here's a quick guide to what features you should look for when choosing a pregnancy pillow. 

1. Support 

A pregnancy body pillow should provide support for your belly, lower back, pelvis, knees, and ankles so that you have full 5-point support. As a protruding belly results in an increased curve in your back and your center of gravity changes, your joints and spine can become misaligned and create discomfortYou don’t want a pregnancy pillow that’s too bulky or one that makes you overheat. bbhugme’s pregnancy body pillow keeps you cool while molding to your body.The shape gives sturdy yet flexible support for every body type.  

2. Adjustability


3. Expertise and design

When shopping for a pregnancy body pillow, consider a brand’s knowledge and expertise about the pregnant body as well as muscles, nerves, and a woman’s physical alignment. bbhugme was created by three female Norwegian chiropractors specializing in prenatal and postnatal care. In their practice, they met with many sleep-deprived, stressed women suffering from pelvic and back pain before, during, and after pregnancy. Realizing that support and care for pregnant bodies were needed more than ever, the three set out to design the best pregnancy body pillow on the market today 




4. Versatility and longevity

A pregnancy body pillow should adapt to your changing body and provide support while sleeping on your side, back, or stomach—and even when you’re sitting and reclining during pregnancy or postpartum. bbhugme’s pregnancy pillow is designed for you to lie on your stomach safely. By tying the ends together, you can form a doughnut shape and create a place for your growing baby bump that allows you to sleep on your stomach without adding any pressure 



5. Removable covers  

Look for a pregnancy body pillow with extra covers. You’ll want a replaceable cover on-hand when you toss the other in the wash. A cover should be soft and smoothand bbhugme’s body pillow extra covers come in an assortment of colorsThe covers are machine washable and dry naturally, and the fabric is elastic yet strong enough to avoid being torn when used. 



Our body pillow covers and inner pillow are OEKO-TEX® standard 100 class 1 certifiedone of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. OEKO-TEX® is a global, independent testing and certification system for textile products at processing levels. Ultimately, the standard 100 class 1 certified designation means that bbhugme products are made with materials you can trust.



6. Quality materials

Your wellbeing is paramount, and sleep is a key ingredient to a healthy pregnancyA pregnancy body pillow should be comfortable and designed to last. Our pillow’s material is odor-free with natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, with a soft and breathable outer cover made with 95% cotton and 5% spandex. Best of all, bbhugme’s pregnancy body pillow and other products are designed for maximum comfort and support by experienced health professionals.  


About the author

Hilde Tavares

Hilde and her husband run a family chiropractic practice just outside of Stavanger, Norway. She works with pregnant women, new moms, and their babies every day. Her work reaches beyond treating only aches and pains, and centers around helping women understand their true physical strength and connecting with their inner voice that already knows what is best for them and their babies. As one of the founders of bbhugme, and part of the product development team, Hilde has a close relationship with all the bbhugme products. 

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