what i bought : snoogle

Pregnancy Pillow - 3I had read somewhere that around week 16 of your pregnancy, you should avoid sleeping on your stomach. I cannot fall asleep unless I am curled up in said position. Sometimes I will sleep on my side, and only rarely on my back. However, it is on my stomach that I get achieve my most comfortable and deepest of sleeps. Not anymore.

Now that I am well into my second trimester, I am experiencing pinched sciatic nerve pain, leg numbness, and sore hips. Compared to being ill ten times a day, it’s like a walk in the park. What I do find painful is when I try to roll over from my stomach and onto my side whilst lying in bed. It feels like someone is tearing my stomach muscles in half. It therefore takes me around two very slow minutes to roll over. 

Pregnancy Pillow - 2I discovered through online research that pregnancy pillows not only help women stay off of their stomachs at night, but also alleviate many lower back and leg problems. There are many additional benefits as well, but these were the main ones that I was concerned with. After visiting the stores this last weekend, I purchased my first beautiful, grey Snoogle body pillow by Leachco. Now my biggest issue is never wanting to leave the bed. I’m also finding more excuses to take naps. Move over husband, the baby and I are in love.

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11 Comments

  1. Claire

     /  10/08/2015

    You might also try soap under the sheet if you have leg cramps.. weird but it totally works!

  2. I LOVED my snoogle!! It took me a week or two to get used to it but there is no way I would have survived my pregnancy without it!

  3. G

     /  10/07/2015

    I guess I’ll be sleeping on the floor with tru and holls. Maybe I’ll get to use the new dog bed. Hahaha.

    • That darn dog bed … Well, it beats sleeping on a hardwood floor with a crappy blanket and all of the windows open!

  4. I bought this!!! I actually loved it so much that I continued to sleep with it until about 1 month postpartum. When I came home from the hospital, it was weird to be able to sleep without the belly and this pillow helped me make that transition back to normal :)

    • You did?! Ah, isn’t it just the best??

      I also plan on using it after I give birth. I can only imagine that it’ll be just as invaluable as when we were pregnant and hurting.

      • It really was awesome post birth. It kind of recreated the bump a little so it wasn’t so weird sleeping without the bump after she was born. If that makes any sense… :-)

  5. I wish I had gotten one of these myself. You made a good investment – I’m three months post partum and still can’t sleep on my stomach (hello boobs). Congrats and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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