5 Best Pregnancy Pillows

1. Queen Rose QR-003 Pregnancy Pillow

This semicircular pregnancy pillow has become a bestseller because it offers at such an affordable price. Available in a smaller 140 cm and a larger 150 cm model, finding a size option to suit your needs won't be an issue.

Why Did We Like It?

On that note, the actual dimensions of the 140 cm body pillow are 139.7 x 78.7 x 19.8 cm, making it perfect for full-body support. For starters, the signature U-shaped pregnancy pillow is meant to be used while sleeping on your side.

That said, this recommended side sleeping position is an excellent way to increase blood circulation. Moreover, it provides much-needed rest to your back, neck, hips, and legs, all at once.

Considering how pregnancy and weight gain go hand-in-hand, the extra support provided by the body pillow is perhaps its USP. At the same time, stomach sleepers who want to transition to a side sleeping position shouldn't think twice before opting for this product.

Nevertheless, all members of your family can benefit from the snuggly experience that this body pillow offers. After all, this piece from Queen Rose is massive, puffy, and indulgently soft. And to add to its comfort, the pillow comes in two rich and smooth fabric cover choices — velvet and jersey.

And while the luxuriously soft touch of velvet feels great during winters, it may be a tad too warm for balmy summer nights. On the other hand, the breathable jersey case has a cottony texture suitable for hot sleepers.

Either way, these removable covers are made of high-quality material that won't show signs of wear even after being transported all over the house. And don't worry about spilling on them — the covers are 100% machine washable.


  • Classic U-shaped pillow
  • Available in two different covers
  • Provides adequate pressure-relief
  • Machine washable covers


  • The velvet cover may be a tad warm for hot sleepers

2. Silentnight V Pillow With Pillowcase

One of the flagship products from the UK-based brand Silentnight, this V-shaped pillow will give you a bang for your buck. Although it won't caress your entire body like U-shaped pillows, the makers have tapped into their 70 years of experience in the industry to offer a plethora of benefits in a single piece.

Why Did We Like It?

For starters, the brand mentions how each product has been engineered while considering various sleeping positions. So, if you are a stomach sleeper who doesn't require much additional support, a slim and firm pillow will be suitable for your sleeping situation.

Here, the V-shaped pillow has been evidently tailor-made for side sleepers who need the most support on their head, neck, and shoulders. That said, this side sleeper pregnancy pillow is firm enough to provide proper alignment and retains its thickness for years to come.

Indeed, you can even use it long after the baby arrives. In fact, the product is advertised as a nursing pillow and pregnancy pillow in one, that also serves orthopaedic uses.

What's more, buyers will also receive a soft and removable microfibre cover that is completely hypoallergenic. And apart from keeping both mom and baby safe from allergens when breastfeeding, the innovative water-repellent finish makes it easier to wipe off any spills.


  • Multiple uses
  • Provides pressure relief to the neck and head
  • Firm and supportive
  • Comes with an easy to clean microfibre cover


  • Not ideal for lower body pains

3. Pharmedoc C-Shape Pregnancy Pillow

Pharmedoc came up with this C-shaped pillow to provide solutions for existing problems that they found in the industry. First and foremost, this body pillow can be substituted for as many as five pillows. Simply put, the strategic shape provides support to all body parts to fend off head, neck, knee, hip, and back pains.

Why Did We Like It?

On that note, those who are recovering from surgery or even just looking for a good night's rest can benefit from this pregnancy pillow. What's more, the adjustable filling material makes it an increasingly ideal choice for pregnant women, as it easily adapts to the growing bump.

The body pillow also doubles up as a comfortable seat for a reading corner or entertainment room. And, of course, you can always use it as a nursing pillow once the little one is here.

To top it all off, the makers have paid extra attention to the cover after realising that many body pillows on the market rip off at the seams after long-term use. And indeed, you may notice upon a closer look that this pregnancy pillow has been double-stitched all the way around for increased durability.


  • Provides support to neck, hips, back, head, and legs
  • Multiple uses
  • Double-stitched seams for more durability
  • Adjustable filling material for belly support


  • Not suitable for tall people

4. Pharmedoc U-Shape Full Body Maternity Pillow

Just like its flagship C-shape maternity pillow, Pharmedoc offers innovation in this U-shape number. Right off the bat, what sets it apart from other maternity pillows is the detachable extension attached to the main pillow to provide back support.

Why Did We Like It?

Even without this unique feature, the comfy pregnancy pillow supports a better sleep position and takes off pressure from body parts prone to aches and pains. Considering how weight gain and pregnancy go hand-in-hand, this added 360-degree support makes the U-shape maternity pillow an excellent choice for expecting mothers.

At the same time, Pharmedoc has fine-tuned the product to provide relief to many others. That said, this maternity pillow is worth a look if you are recovering from an injury or suffer from chronic back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and so on.

And of course, the makers exemplify their attention-to-detail once again, double-stitching all the seams to prevent rips and tears. The cover itself is made of durable 100% jersey-knit cotton that feels soft against the skin.

To add to its convenience, the cover can be unzipped and thrown into the washing machine. Considering how the makers use only the highest-quality materials, you can expect the fabric to remain soft and plush even after 300 washes.

Still sitting on the fence? The Pharmedoc U-shaped maternity pillow comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. So go ahead, place your order today for a risk-free, snuggly experience.


  • Detachable tube pillow extension
  • Zipper-removable cover
  • Full-body support
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty


  • The cover is sent separately

5. Bellipod 2-in-1 Pregnancy Pillow

Bellipod reimagines the classic wedge pillow in this innovative piece to unburden pregnant women by fending off lower body pains. To that end, the patent-pending design has been created by a chiropractor to provide optimum effectiveness.

Why Did We Like It?

At first glance, this wedge pillow appears to be a slightly longer version of a traditional wedge pillow. That said, the pillow acts as a belly pillow and also runs down the length of your leg to provide adequate leg and hip support at the same time.

But perhaps what's more interesting about this product is that it offers a memory foam side and a soft side. So, feel free to adjust and reposition the pillow depending on your preference and pressure points.

Anyhow, the luxuriously smooth pillow cover is sure to provide a relaxing sensation and soothe you to sleep. Crafted from 100% jersey cotton, the soft and breathable fabric effectively minimises sweating, making it a perfect choice for hot sleepers and warm nights.

It is also worth noting that this maternity pillow is a compact option that you can carry wherever you go — whether inside the house or while travelling. Indeed, if you need a memory foam pillow on the go, try this innovative number from Bellipod for size.


  • Innovative, patent-pending design
  • Provides adequate lower-body support
  • Removable cover
  • Portable memory foam pillow


  • Does not provide head support

Buyers' Guide

1. Shape

A. U-Shape

Often considered the creme-de-la-creme of pregnancy pillows, a U-shaped pillow is usually weighty and large, providing full-body comfort. Assuming that the piece is made of a soft filling that contours to the sleeper's shape, this type of body pillow is also ideal for supporting a growing belly.

B. V-Shape

A V-shaped body pillow may not be the best choice for belly support, but it does have numerous uses. And while it works as an excellent head and neck rest, you may also use it as a feeding pillow. Moreover, V-shaped maternity pillows are relatively compact, making them an ideal portable option.

C. Wedge

When it comes to portability, the firm and supportive wedge pillow may prove to be the ultimate travel-friendly piece for pregnant women. At the same time, the convenient size makes it a no-brainer if you're tight on bed space.

All you need to do is position it wherever you need extra support — this could be your neck, back, knees, and so on.

And while these products may help keep pelvic pain and back pain at bay, they do not provide 360-degree support like their heftier counterparts. That said, you may have to supplement your neck and head with a neck pillow.

2. Fabric

Choosing a suitable fabric depends on whether you are a hot sleeper or need more warmth when in bed. For the most part, manufacturers tend to go for breathable materials, such as jersey cotton, which is soft to touch and provide adequate breathability.

On the other hand, velvet covers tend to cause sweating and heat the body. At the same time, the soft and warm texture makes it ideal for chilly nights while also providing a luxurious touch to your decor.

It is also worth mentioning that you may customise the colour of the cover to match the interiors or reflect your personal style.

3. Maintenance

Don't forget to read the label before investing in a pregnancy pillow. After all, considering how challenging and tiring pregnancy is, you only want products that are easy to care for and maintain.

So, first things first — look for pillows that come with a machine washable cover. Also, keep an eye out for manufacturers that add nifty features, such as water-resistant/repellant finishes to protect the pillow against spills and stains.

Final Words

A cuddle pillow does not have to be reserved for pregnant women. After all, everybody could do with a warm hug and cuddle buddy to soothe them to sleep every night.

At the same time, maternity pillows provide a range of orthopaedic benefits while preventing body pains in expecting mothers. It is especially ideal for helping stomach sleepers switch to a side sleeping position to safeguard their little one.

What's more, some pregnancy pillows double up as excellent nursing pillows. So, just as the pillow once cradled your pregnant belly, it can be where you carry and nurse the bundle of joy once they are out in the world.

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