I thought about buying a pregnancy pillow for my entire first pregnancy. I was uncomfortable pretty much from the beginning - tossing and turning - wedging pillows behind my back and in between my knees to seemingly no avail. I think I used four or five pillows every night. My husband joked during that time that he couldn't even see me behind the giant mound of pillows.
I wish I had known about the Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow.
When I first saw the pillow, I wondered if it could actually work. After all, it looks nothing like other pregnancy pillows on the market. Most pillows out there are massive "body pillows" that you curl around your body - contortionist-style. But the Utterly Yours pillow is compact, just "two simple triangles with distinct densities that offer balanced support to the back and abdomen."
You may know that sleeping on your side - specifically on your left side - is often recommended by doctors as it takes pressure off the back, keeps the uterus off the liver, and optimizes blood flow to the baby. The Utterly Yours pillow keeps me comfortably positioned on my side throughout the night...and it even allows me to lean back a little bit on the strong support and shift positions if my side starts to get "tingly." It really does help and now I never want to sleep without it!
Available in six different color combinations, the pillow is a great find for pregnant moms! And - if you happen to be cosleeping with a toddler or younger child for part or all of the night - you'll absolutely love the "smallness" of this pillow because it still allows you to snuggle with your little one throughout the night.
Want to buy one for yourself or a pregnant friend? Use discount code UYMM1108 for 10% off your order from now until NOV. 30.
WIN IT! One winner will receive an Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow in the size and color of her choice ($39.95-54.95). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, November 24 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #44 Autumn H. Congratulations!