The pregnancy body pillow is designed not only to help you get a good night's sleep but also to help alleviate various kinds of body aches and pains. Also if you suffer with allergies there are special ones designed for you too. After research work, many companies have introduced ranges of special body pillows for your specific needs, many of these are often designed with pregnant women in mind.
In the later stages of pregnancy there are many physical changes to a woman's body. Not only is there extra weight to be carried around, but in preparation for the birth a hormone is released to make the connective tissues in the pelvis more flexible, sometimes this can lead to considerable hip pain as well. Pregnancy body pillows are specifically designed to alleviate many different types of stress caused by hip pressure to lack of back and tummy support. Figure out exactly what stresses are most bothersome to you and look for the pillow designed for your needs.
Already you may have found out what will suit you in the design of the body pillow if you have been using several pillows to support different parts of your body. Failing that, read customer reviews, which can be found on a lot of websites these days, to see if there is someone there who has been helped that had similar problems to you.
These types of pillows are available in a variety of options: full body, full body memory foam pillows that adjust to the contours of your body; smaller pillows designed to soothe and prevent specific problems like back, hip and upper shoulder pain; simple wedges that slide under your growing belly particularly in the later stages of pregnancy and more intricately shaped pillows that support your mid-section and hips.
The materials used in these pillows range from hypoallergenic pillows, containing synthetic down that helps prevent allergy triggers, to natural down, but even down can be treated to prevent the likelihood of allergic reactions. So whatever your preference there should be one to suit you. Body pillows come in a range of prices, but where something so important as your comfort and well-being is concerned they are not really very expensive at all. This value for money is especially true when compared to standard good quality pillows.
A pregnancy body pillow can be used again for another pregnancy and you can often continue use even after the baby is born, as many maternity pillows are also designed to help you by supporting the baby during nursing.