With a baby on the way, it’s important to get as much sleep as possible. However, you may find snoozing hard to come by thanks to a mixture of hormones, aches and pains, and frequent urination.
The best pregnancy pillows will help you get a good night’s sleep, and can even relieve discomfort, too.
Not only are the best pregnancy pillows comfortable and supportive, they also work as positional pain-fighting aids, for example placing one between your legs can help to fight lower back aches.
Many pregnancy pillows can also be used post-baby’s arrival, doubling up as a nursing pillow, perfect if you’re planning to breastfeed, or as a handy sleep pod for the new arrival.
We’ve rounded up the best pregnancy pillows below so you can sleep, relax or read in the most comfortable positions for you and your bump.
Best pregnancy pillows
When a pregnancy pillow’s been designed by three female chiropractors, you know it means business. The pillow rolls out to go under your head, around your body and through your legs to help relieve aches and pains, and optimise comfort.
The super-soft material is eco-friendly too, being BPA-free, while the inner material is antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as the ability to keep you both cool. Can also be used beyond baby as a nursing pillow and a comfy place for baby to lie.
Price: £138.50, Amazon – buy here now
You don’t have to break the bank to get a good-quality pregnancy pillow. George at Asda has a maternity pillow that’s received over 150 five-star reviews – and costs just £20.
The pillow can be used in various positions to support your bump, back and knees, and to help you get as comfortable as possible. It can be rolled up and used as a feeding aid when baby comes, and also as a sitting aid when your baby is growing. What’s more, it comes in a rather trendy star-print material, making it a stylish addition to your home, too.
Price: £20.90, George at Asda – buy here now
This sleek pregnancy pillow will prevent you from rolling onto your back (which can restrict blood flow), and is crafted in a super-soft jersey cotton for ultimate comfort. It helps to support your back, bump and knees at the same time, and can be used as a nursing pillow when baby needs feeding.
Great quality and a good investment for a more snooze-infused nine-month stretch.
Price: £32.29, Amazon – buy here now
This funky pregnancy pillow has been ergonomically designed to ensure you get as much pre-baby sleep as possible. It will support your bump and help you to sleep – and stay in – the recommended side position. The chevron print is a fun addition to any room, and the covers can be removed and are machine washable. Yes, please.
Price: £39.99, Argos – buy here now
This U-shaped pregnancy pillow is a number one bestseller on Amazon – for good reason. It helps support your back, hips, knees, neck, and head to ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, as well as other problems like sciatica, fibromyalgia, gastric reflux, and more.
It comes with a detachable extension that can be used as its own full body pillow, or attached to the main pillow for a supportive ‘seat’. Plus, it features a lovely star-print and the 100% cotton cover is removable and machine washable.
Price: £35.99, Amazon – buy here now
Looking for a pregnancy pillow that doesn’t encroach on your partner’s space? Call off the search. This ‘bump belt’ will solve all of your tossing and turning trauma with its soft, stretchy fabric that supports your tummy.
Two memory foam side pouches conform to your changing shape and ensure you get the comfiest position for more than forty winks. Can be used with Babymoov Mum & B Maternity Cushion (that you can place between your legs) for optimum comfort.
Price: £40, JoJo Maman Bebe – buy here now
This allergenic, super-cosy pregnancy pillow is the ultimate comfort-booster for side sleeping.
The large U-shaped cushion creates a serious snooze-fest nest, but it’s also fab for reading, nursing, relaxing and watching TV. The contours of the pillow help to provide a painless sleep and the grey fabric is totally on-trend.
Price: £46.99, Amazon – buy here now
Made with soft, breathable polycotton, this pregnancy pillow is like a supportive cloud that aids side sleeping. Coming in a chic, sleek white, it’s designed to create a supportive position that will help you to achieve a pain-free sleep.
Make the most of your investment, and use it as a nursing pillow for breastfeeding baby post-pregnancy, too.
Price: £49.99, Kally Sleep – buy here now