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The Benefits of a Maternity Pillow During Pregnancy
Pregnancy, extraordinary as it is, comes with its own unique set of problems, including the struggle to sleep as you've been accustomed. Hormonal, physical, and psychological changes occur during pregnancy, leading to general discomfort and poor-quality sleep, which can last from early pregnancy through postpartum. Research shows that pregnant women need sufficient sleep to nourish themselves and their growing babies effectively. Sleep deprivation or lack of quality sleep leads to preterm labor, more prolonged labor, more painful labor, higher C-section rates, and an increased rate of postpartum depression. With a growing belly to protect and new pressure points developing, pregnant women must adjust to a more safe and healthy sleeping position for their baby and themselves.
When Should You Start Using a Pregnancy/Maternity Pillow?
Since every pregnant body is unique and different, there is no set time to start using a maternity pillow. For example, some women start as early as their first trimester before their belly shows because of physical discomfort from hip and back pain that can come with early pregnancy. Others use their pillow during the second trimester to alleviate pressure on the legs, back, and hips from rapidly increasing body weight and a more noticeable belly bump.
What is a Pregnancy or Maternity Pillow?
A maternity pillow is ergonomically designed to support your body's changing contours throughout pregnancy, delivery, and early postpartum. It encourages safe sleeping positions that promote proper blood and nutrient circulation to the placenta and baby while helping you comfortably fall asleep faster, longer, and with fewer awakenings.