~ Great for travel and at home ~ Easily packs into an overnight bag ~ Washable cover included ~ During pregnancy it is recommended that women sleep on their side. In the latter stages, the weight of the baby actually twists the spine and exerts more than normal pressure in surrounding muscles. The result is back pain and severe discomfort. Sleeping or resting with the Pregnancy Pillow taking the weight of the baby, is not only more comfortable and relaxing, but it also allows the back muscles to relax, thus reducing back pain. When lying on the side, the pillow is placed under the tummy where the specially contoured shape will gently support the baby and take the strain off the back. Studies published comparing the Dentons Pregnancy Pillow’s effects on back ache and insomnia in late pregnancy have found that the back ache at night scored with the Dentons pillow was “very significantly lower than with the standard pillow”. Extract from summary:
“Lower scores for back ache were recorded by women in the week they used the Dentons pillow compared with the week they used the standard pillow. Sleeping was deemed better by the patient with the Dentons pillow. Significantly more felt the Dentons pillow was superior to a standard pillow for backache and sleeping.” Australian/New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1989 29:133.