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Choosing the Right Pregnancy Pillow

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Choosing the Right Pregnancy Pillow

During your pregnancy, you will realise that lounging and sleeping are not as comfortable as before. A pregnancy pillow is designed for optimal comfort as its unique shape and length support the changing curves of your body throughout your pregnancy. 

Pregnancy pillows will be a need when you start finding it difficult to change sleeping positions. Most pregnant mums will begin experiencing this in their second trimester (~Week 20) when their belly starts to expand. The growing belly can cause pain in your lower abdomen and makes turning difficult - so this is an ideal time to get extra support when trying to sleep.

With such a wide range of pregnancy pillows available, here’s a guide on choosing the best one for you.

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Getting the right shape and size

Sleeping on your left side is the ideal position for optimal circulation. However, sleeping on your side can become uncomfortable with your growing belly. Getting a pregnancy pillow will give you more cushioning support as it contours to your changing body.

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Most U-shaped or C-shaped pregnancy pillows fall under this category as their longer length makes their function more versatile. The Doomoo Buddy: Organic Cotton Multi-functional Cushion (Sleeping, Nursing, Lounging) is usable even beyond pregnancy - for nursing and lounging. Standing at almost 180cm, its soft flexibility and firm support make it a classic hugger among mothers.

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Belly support

If you are looking for a more compact size, the Doomoo On The Go Pillow: Organic Cotton Pregnancy Pillow is a good option. Ergonomically designed to mold seamlessly below your belly as you lay on your side, it supports the weight of your growing baby and restores the natural position of your spine.

Best paired with a matching Doomoo Sleepy: Large Pregnancy Cushion, you’ll have[ your belly, back, and knees support covered in no time.

Material and care

Make sure your pregnancy pillow has a soft and comfortable cover, ideally organic cotton, as you’ll be relying on them for comfort every day. Look for one with a removable cover for easy washing to keep them clean and fresh. For instructions on washing the inner lining, you can refer to the care instructions provided as the fillings may differ.

mother hugging doomoo buddy

Getting the most out of it

Consider getting a pregnancy pillow before your second trimester, because why not enjoy it sooner? Another reason why the Doomoo Buddy is a lifetime favourite - there are refill bags available for purchase. It is normal for the microballs inside the Doomoo Buddy to show signs of flattening after an extended period of usage, so you can get a refill bag to plump them up again!

pregnant mother with doomoo buddy

Try it out for yourself

Feel free to check out our virtual showroom pop by our ware studio to try out our range of pregnancy pillows in person. Touch it, feel it, and hug it before settling on your best sleeping companion. Additionally, they make great gifts for any soon-to-be mums as well.

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