I am at 20 weeks, been using this product since about 15 weeks. It does seem a bit wide for my current belly size, but I'm sure that within 2 months I will love it even more. I gave up early on the velcro b/c it isn't strong enough for a restless sleeper like myself!I am mostly a stomach / back sleeper, so this was great for me, since both are now out of the question. I can prop my chest up with one side of the pillow and allow my belly to rest on the mattress so I am in between stomach and my side. when I over at night, I hit that pillow behind my back instead of winding up flat on my back.There could be a cover & I find the handles not to be necessary - especially for me who moves around a lot!
I bought this pillow for my pregant daughter, who complained of being unable to get a good night's sleep. She couldn't find a comfortable sleeping position and and had difficulty breathing. After trying out this pillow, she cannot be without it, to the point that she brings it with her when she comes to visit for the weekend. She loves it and so does her husband, since they can now both get a good night's sleep!
I had this pillow for 3 pregancies. Personally I used it a handful of times. I really would have enjoyed it more if it was filled with softer stuffing (maybe down). I loaned it out to 2 of my prego friends which got several uses out of it. They liked it and thanked me. I suggest you try it, if you don't like it swap out the stuffing for something else...p.s...washes well.
I first bought this pillow the last time I was pregnant, 3 years ago, and I am disappointed to see that none of it's obvious flaws have been corrected since then. The velcro is itchy and uncomfortable, and the fabric of the pillow is so cheap and thin that you can feel the velcro no matter which side faces the mattress. The velcro also will not hold any adjustments you try and make so its being there at all has NO purpose. To make this pillow comfortable I bought a pair of soft pillow cases and covered it myself. It was irritating to have to to sew them together (although that allowed me to pull the halves of the pillow together a little more and KEEP the adjustment in place) and the whole thing looked awkward and ugly when I was done. My husband likes this pillow because it takes up less room in the bed than the two full sized pillows I currently tuck around me so I am going to buy it again (my original, already modified pillow was loaned out and lost) but I won't even try to use it until it's "fixed." It does make sleeping on your side more comfortable once the scratchiness is gone and if you can get it the right width for you. It would be nice is someone read these reviews and fixed the pillow at the manufacturing level. It has the potential to be a wonderful, helpful thing.
I would not recommend this pillow unless changes were made to it. The concept is great, but the pillows themselves so not offer enough support - too soft. I bought this product to help me sleep on my sides and help reduce the possibility of sleeping on my back - doesn't work for this purpose - at least for me
This pillow is a must if your pregnant! I don't know how I would have slept without it. I don't know why it has velcro. That only makes the pillow more itchy than it all ready is. The fabric quality is super cheap! I have to sleep with a shirt so the pillow doesn't scratch me. That being said, the pillow is still worth the $. A pillow case would have been nice, but they don't sell one...as far as I know.
I bought this pillow and have had it for over a month now. It is one of the best maternity purchases I have made. I only have 2 months to go to delivery, and normally would not be sleeping in comfort, but thanks to this pillow, I can actually sleep through the night!!! I was surprised! It is comfortable and just right for the big belly! The only thing I don't care for are the velcro strips that are on the mattress side of the pillow...if my sleeping shirt rides up, I can feelthe velcro scratching me a little, so now I just try and wear longer sleep shirts. Other than that, it's awesome!
I got this for my second pregnancy, was sorry I did not have it for my first! I ordered one for a gift for a friend who loved it, and am now ordering another one for my current pregnancy. I would use the same one as last time, but I lent it to my sister who had a dog and I am no fan of all the dog hair. It is worth it to me to just order another if, indeed, it does not wash all that well. Not having to arrange and re-arrange the pillow setup everytime I turn over (and it is a lot) is wonderful!
I bought this for my daughter who is 7 months pregnant and having trouble sleeping. She was trying a body pillow, but had to wake up and move it to the other side each time she turned over. She is sleeping better with the maternity pillow. LIke others have said, the velcro doesn't always hold the size she adjusts to and she wishes a cover would fit it. But on the whole, she has been glad to have it.
Purchased this on a whim to see if it made any difference in my sleep. With pregnancy there are times when sleep is a little more hard to come by. Since this purchase my sleep quality has improved immensely. Would highly reccommend this product to other pregnant women.