Sleeping while pregnant is an interesting conundrum. For many women, getting enough quality sleep can be a challenge while pregnant. Pregnancy pillows can be a huge help for pregnant ladies who crave a better sleep cycle. Pregnancy pillows help to support your back, hips, and growing belly throughout the pregnancy, and honestly, they’re amazing. Once you have one you’ll wonder why you ever thought you could live without one.

Pregnancy pillows come in a few different shapes and sizes, and not all pillows are created equally. Let’s take a look at a few types of pillows and why they are the most loved options for pregnant women everywhere.

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hiccapop Pregnancy Wedge

A nice compact option, the hiccapop Pregnancy Wedge was recommended to me by a friend, and I haven’t turned back since. Full disclaimer: this pillow is my favorite of all time. I wanted something that could provide enough support where I needed it, and still let me feel like I could share a bed comfortably with my husband. And at less than $25, it was hard to beat from a budgeting perspective.

I loved that this pillow was a bit more modular than some of the traditional pregnancy pillow options. You can use it for support underneath your back or belly, or between your knees for lower back support while side sleeping. It’s also great if you need a bit more low back support while you’re driving or binging Parks & Rec for the 8th time. Hashtag: Knope 2020.

Plus, the fact that it’s so portable makes it easier for traveling. I mentioned it in this blog too, but I literally wanted to buy one of these for my bedroom, my couch, and my car.

Pregnancy Pillow from Lavish Home

An amazing full-body option, the Full Body Maternity Pillow with Contoured U-Shape is pretty much the Rolls Royce of pregnancy pillows. I mean look at this thing!!!!

To be honest, I would probably buy one of these even if I wasn’t pregnant. The U-Shape is great for total-body support for back, belly, and knees. I also love that this pillow makes rolling over an easy transition. No more trying to move my traditional body pillow side-to-side as I roll over underneath the covers. Ridiculous.

The Contoured U-Shape pillow is also going to be great for nursing, because baby can rest comfortably on the pillow while you support your neck, back and knees. Plus, once baby is big enough, you know she’s going to love snuggling in this thing too. Who wouldn’t?!?

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

I love this pillow for a couple of reasons. The first of which: Snoogle is an awesome word, and I’m kind of obsessed with it. Secondly, the Snoogle Total Body Pillow is a bit more flexible for taller ladies like myself. It’s a bit longer and can be adjusted a bit more easily for leg length than some of the other pillows I shopped for.

It’s also a nice option if you’re looking for something that is lightweight. Weighing in at just over 3lbs, the Snoogle is easier to move around in bed or around the house if you decide to bring it with you to the sofa for a Netflix sesh.

The Snoogle also boasts assistance with minimizing heartburn and assisting with easier breathing while sleeping by keeping your head propped up at an ideal angle. While I haven’t experienced any pregnancy induced heartburn so far, I know that many moms-to-be struggle with crazy heartburn symptoms, I thought this might be worth mentioning to help my sistahs out.

Have you tried any of these pillows? Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

As the founder of Mama Brilliance, Megan is an avid writer, reader, and self-professed coffee snob. You can find her in northern Minnesota with her family, exploring the great outdoors and dreaming of breakfast food.