Most pregnant women struggle to sleep comfortably because the weight of the baby bump puts a great strain on the back. By having a wedge pillow supporting the baby bump, pressure is taken off the spine, which should enable you to be more comfortable and sleep better. It is recommended that pregnant women sleep on their left side, and the wedge is ideal support in that position.
This page looks at the best pregnancy wedge pillows on the market.
Boppy Pregnancy Wedge Pillow with Pillowcase
This comes with a soft machine washable pima cotton pillowcase. It’s mainly used under the baby bump, but you can place it between the legs to open the pelvis and relieve pressure on the spine, or use it to support your back.
A benefit of a wedge like this is that it isn’t enormous so shouldn’t take up too much room in the bed.
Dex Pregnancy Pillow
This is made from fire retardant foam and comes with a machine washable cover, that has a velcro closure.
Start using it from about the fourth month in, to support the baby and enable you to get a good night’s sleep. All you need to do is sleep on your side, and insert the wedge underneath the bump, as shown in the picture right.
Leachco Pregnancy Comfort Wedge
This is a double wedge pillow. You sleep in the middle, with one part of the pillow against your back, and the other wedge pillow under your belly. It then forms a sort of nest where your entire body is supported by the pillow.
The centre bit that joins the pillow is adjustable, so that as your body grows, you can expand the distance between the two pillows.
Leachco Back N Shape Adjustable Maternity Pillow Set
This is another double wedge pillow, but this time the back supporting pillow is a lot firmer.
The back support detaches and can be used as a nursing pillow once the baby is born.