Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Sleeping with pillows to support belly

  1. #1

    Default Sleeping with pillows to support belly

    Hi everyone,



    I tried to sleep with a pillow between my legs last night and at first it was uncomfortable. After awhile it seemed to help as I wasn't putting as much pressure on my body with legs squashed together.

    How do you sleep with pillows? I couldn't find any other variations and would love to hear them. I've heard of the body pillow is that comfortable or is it too big to manouvere with? Thanks!!!!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,732

    Default

    I bought a little pillow that was a specific pregnancy pillow for under my belly - it is only about 20cm by 30cm and is sort of carved out on one side - you sort of wedge it under your belly. I found it greatly alleviated back pain.

  3. #3

    Default

    Thanks Aurora. Where can I get one of those from?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    2,554

    Default

    A wedge does a similar thing to what Aurora is mentioning. I actually hated mine. Oh well
    I have bought a long body pillow this time around, and I am loving it. It took a while to soften up enough to be really comfy, but it sure beats all the pillows I had around me last time!
    I didn't really need to start sleeping with pillows until about 30w or so, when things start to get a bit more uncomfy. Try and use skinny pillows between your legs as they dont seem to be so difficult to get used to.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,746

    Default

    I create a 'fort' as my DH calls it! I have two pillows under my head, one pillow on my right side (when laying on my back) and two on my left. The pillows on the side prop me up a bit so I'm half sleeping on my tummy, half on my side. I find I only need a pillow for my legs when I turn on my left side, so that's why there is two pillows there. So far I haven't had any trouble sleeping (if you don't count the two or three times each night I go to the loo!), but I have a long way to go!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    in my teeny tiny house
    Posts
    483

    Default

    a fort lol...
    i have a boomerang and normal pillow under my head..(to prop me up a little to stop indigestion etc)... a really dead and almost non existant pillow under my tummy/chest(that i kinda hug).. and a nice new foam core pillow between my legs... When i roll form one side to the next i keep the one between my legs in there as i roll and hug the body one...
    Rolling is quite a production, but not nearly as much as when i lose a pillow down the end of the bed..heheheheheheh
    Plus we have a futon very low on the floor, im sure watching me getting in and out is the most hilarious thing ever...

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    2,554

    Default

    Yes - I reckon I make great noises getting up to go to the loo too. And then just as good getting back in. PLus I have to fight the two cats to make space for myself.
    Any wonder why some of us dont sleep in late pregnancy??

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    in my teeny tiny house
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Fi- tell me about it... old man grunts hahahahahaah
    me toooooooo... its hard enuf trying to get into bed without having to manouver(spell?) around a mini foxy and a chihuhuaX who sleep under the dooner!!!LOL

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    4,203

    Default

    I started off sleeping with a pillow resting between my legs but now I find that uncomfortable too. I'm now sleeping with two pillows running the length of my body - I wedge one pillow under my tummy and the other one I use to put my whole "top" leg on from the knee down (so if I'm lying on my left side, I draw my right knee up and put my knee and lower leg on the pillow - my left leg is flat on the mattress). I find if I only put my knee on the pillow there is too much pressure put on my knee from the height difference between my hip, knee and ankle.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,205

    Default

    Lol Fi...I thought fighting one cat was bad enough!! If I want to move a pillow he pounces on it!

    I have a body pillow, same as Fi and LOVE it. Like Fi said, took a little softening but now it's great. I just keep turning it as well and swap ends every week. For laying on my left side I have one normal pillow under my head and then the body pillow I kinda curve around so my head is on it, wedge a bit of it under my belly and throw my knee over it, then I have one behind my back so if it's sore I wedge it into my back. Sometimes I roll onto my right side for half an hour or so cos my hip starts to get sore on the left and then I throw my leg over the pillow I use for my back. Wow...what epics we have just to sleep!!!

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,614

    Default

    I used two normal pillows under my head, and then another one between my legs. then I also have a poxy flat one that I use the corner of to go under my waist and belly.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,732

    Default

    I got my belly pillow from my yoga school - the lotus healing centre in essendon, melbourne, but I am sure some big baby stores would have them....

  13. #13
    Percy Guest

    Default

    I have one of the wedge piollows like Roryrory has - I love it too. I found with a pillow underneath my belly I didn't have a slope for my belly to rest on - I kinda had to haul the belly on to the pillow. Doesn't make sense but it wasn't comfortable!!! Anyway the wedge was my saviour! I love it! I brought it from a baby shop here in Auckland but try the big baby shops near you for one.

    I also have a pillow under my feet as well as I find it helps the swelling.

    I didn't get the wedge pillow till about 2 weeks ago as I didn't find I really needed it until then.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    334

    Default

    I have this pillow called a snoogle. Its designed for pregnent & breastfeeding women.
    It is kinda like a body pillow but curls around at the top for head support & also curls at the end so it goes between ur legs. U can also coil it up & use it as a back rest to watch tv or read in bed. I have been having the best sleeps since i got it!! Plus i can use it to breastfeed on after bubby is born
    I got it from Toys R Us

  15. #15
    Fraser Guest

    Default

    I convinced DH to buy me a body pillow (you know the ones shaped like a candy cane) - It took up half the bed and pushed DH out the other side - I didn't like not being able to feel him there - so I used to end up chucking it on the floor - BUT - it was a fanastic breast feeding aid!

    I didn't like having a pillow between my knees - I realised I actually sleep with my hands there! I just wedged a normal pillow under my back and that helped - too much stuff in the bed made me feel a bit hemmed in!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •