How To Sleep With A Pregnancy Pillow? Complete Care Tips

How To Sleep With A Pregnancy Pillow? Complete Care Tips

Pregnancy pillows are designed to provide support and comfort to pregnant women, helping them get a good night's sleep. Here's a detailed guide on how to make the most out of your pregnancy pillow.

Why Use a Pregnancy Pillow?

As your pregnancy progresses, finding a comfortable sleeping position can become challenging. Pregnancy pillows are specifically designed to support your growing belly, back, and hips, reducing discomfort and promoting better sleep.

Types of Pregnancy Pillows

There are various types of pregnancy pillows available, each catering to different needs:

  • C-Shaped Pillow: Supports your back, belly, and legs.
  • U-Shaped Pillow: Provides full-body support.
  • Wedge Pillow: Offers targeted support for your belly or back.

How To Use A Pregnancy Pillow

1. U-Shaped Pillow

The U-shaped pillow is perfect for full-body support.

  1. Position the Pillow: Place the pillow on your bed with the opening at your feet.
  2. Lie Down: Lie down in the center of the pillow.
  3. Support Your Belly and Back: Rest your head on the top curve, tuck one side under your belly, and the other behind your back. This helps align your spine and reduce pressure on your hips.

For additional comfort, pair your inflatable pillow with our Soft Bamboo Pillowcases.

2. C-Shaped Pillow

The C-shaped pillow is ideal for side sleepers.

  1. Position the Pillow: Place the pillow so that the bottom curve supports your legs.
  2. Lie Down: Lie on your side with your head on the top curve.
  3. Support Your Back and Belly: Tuck the middle curve under your belly and the bottom curve between your knees. This supports your back and keeps your hips aligned.

For added support, you might want to consider our Memory Foam Pillow.

3. Wedge Pillow

The wedge pillow is great for targeted support.

  1. Under the Belly: Place the wedge under your belly when lying on your side. This reduces the strain on your back and hips.
  2. Behind the Back: Position the wedge behind your back to prevent rolling over during the night.

Pair your wedge pillow with our Adjustable Bed Wedge for even more comfort.

Tips For Better Sleep During Pregnancy

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but reduce intake before bed to minimize nighttime bathroom trips.
  • Sleep on Your Side: Sleeping on your left side improves blood flow to the baby and reduces swelling.
  • Use Multiple Pillows: Combine different types of pillows to find the most comfortable arrangement.


Using a pregnancy pillow can significantly improve your sleep quality by providing the support your body needs during pregnancy. Experiment with different types of pillows and positions to find what works best for you.

For more sleep accessories and products to enhance your comfort, explore our full range of Pillows and Bedding Accessories.

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