Choosing the right pillow to use during your pregnancy can be tricky because of all the different choices out there. We have written an ultimate guide to help you choose the right pregnancy pillow but if you have decided that a wedge pregnancy pillow is the best choice for you, then keep reading on. We have reviewed 5 different wedge pregnancy pillows and have found a winner.

What Is A Wedge Pregnancy Pillow?

A wedge pregnancy pillow is perfect for anybody who does not want a full-length body pillow or who doesn’t have space in their bed for a full-length pillow. The wedge pillow is the smallest type of pregnancy pillow and therefore easy to transport and take with you wherever you go. It could even be used as an additional pillow that you can take on holiday or use on the couch. The benefit of using a wedge pillow is that it can be used to target specific areas of your body that need support. It is also the cheapest option of pregnancy pillow and the smallest.

How To Use A Wedge Pregnancy Pillow

Wedge pillows are typically used under your belly as you lay on your side to provide extra support. However, wedge pillows are very versatile and can be used to support any part of your body. Like its name says, it is designed to be wedged under parts of your body which will provide support and alleviate pain in that area.

-Place the pillow behind your back to ease back pain.

-Use it under your head and neck to provide you with upper body support or use it to prop up your upper body.

-Place it between your knees as you lay on your side to alleviate knee and hip pain.

-You can even place it under your feet to elevate your legs and alleviate leg pain.

Read our Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Pregnancy Pillow to help you decide what characteristics you need in your pillow such as material, inner and removable covers.


#1
Boppy Side Sleeper Pregnancy Pillow

This pillow was designed with back sleepers in mind. Moms who are used to sleeping on their backs may struggle to transition to side sleeping, but this pillow was made for that exact reason. The specific design helps you sleep and stay on your side allowing you to turn over from one side to the other while preventing you from turning onto your back. The benefit of this pillow compared to others is that it provides support for your belly and back at the same time. The pillow features a unique stretch panel between the 2 cushions giving you support on either side of your body. It is filled with 100% virgin polyester fibre much like a regular pillow so it is plush and soft.

Pros

  • Small and portable
  • Can be used anywhere throughout the house
  • Supports moms to sleep on their side
  • Can be used for many different purposes and can even be used after pregnancy
  • Washable cover

Cons

  • Material can become stretchy after a few days and needs to be washed to bring it back to its original size.


#2
Hiccapop Pregnancy Pillow Wedge for Maternity

This pillow is 2-sided which means that you can choose how firm you need it to be. On one side there is softer memory foam, and on the other side, there is firmer memory foam. Simply flip it over to can choose which one you need, perfect to change with you as your needs change throughout the different stages of your pregnancy. This pillow is made with CertiPUR-US® foam which doesn’t contain PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the CPSC, and CFCs. Meaning that you won’t be exposing your body to any toxic chemicals while you’re pregnant. It is designed with airflow ventilation technology meaning that it is breathable and keeps you cool as you sleep.

Pros

  • Chemical and toxic-free
  • 2 sided – soft or firm – you choose
  • Soft and plush washable cover
  • Free travel bag

Cons

  • Needs to be adjusted or moved every time you shift or rollover


#3
JILL&JOEY Pregnancy Pillow Wedge for Maternity

This wedge pillow is specifically designed to be placed under your belly or your back. It reduces discomfort around your hips, pelvis and lower back and can reduce swelling if used to elevate parts of your body. The inner of this pillow is made with polyurethane memory foam that is free from BPA, PVC or Phthalates and has the lowest Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) so it is perfect for moms who are concerned about chemicals. Memory foam is also very firm but molds to the shape of your body so if you prefer firmer support, this pillow would suit you. Some moms have used it to sit on and have noticed a reduction in back pain while sitting.

Pros

  • Chemical and toxic-free
  • Firm support because of the memory foam filling
  • Washable cover
  • Small and portable
  • Comes with a free travel bag

Cons

  • May be too firm for some moms
  • Targets certain parts of your body but not your whole body at the same time


#4
WEILORI U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow for Pregnant Women

This is another great wedge pillow that supports your belly and back at the same time. It has a stretchy panel in between the 2 cushions which means that it can accommodate your growing bump. It is soft and cushy because of its polyester fiber filling, which also makes it washable. It comes in 8 different patterns so you have plenty to choose from. Some moms have found that the 2 cushions are too far apart but this depends on the size of your body. If you are able to and need to, it might be a good idea to sew the panel so that the cushions are closer together.

Pros

  • Plush and soft
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  • Supports your belly and back
  • Compact design

Cons

  • Cushions can be too far apart for some moms


#5
Boppy Pregnancy Wedge

This pillow is designed to be small, compact and convenient. Like the other wedge pillows, it targets certain areas and fits comfortably under your belly or your back. Don’t be fooled by the ‘thin-ness’ of this pillow, as you will find out, if you order it, the pillow will fit perfectly and comfortably under your belly even though it looks quite thin. It is firm and provides great support because of its memory foam filling.

Pros

  • Washable cover
  • Firm
  • Appears small and thin but fits comfortably under your belly

Cons

  • Can only support one part of your body


Conclusion

Wedge pillows are great if you’re on a budget, don’t have the space, or are just looking for something to target and support specific areas of your body. Even once you have decided that wedge pillows are perfect for you, there are still so many choices to make, such as size, inner, material and so on. My top favorite wedge pillow has to be the Boppy Side Sleeper Pregnancy Pillow. I love that it supports your back and belly at the same time and that it is so versatile, and I can twist and turn it to do exactly what I need it to do. The added bonus of moving it around the house with me as I need it makes it extra handy especially for those nights on the couch watching my favorite tv show. It is handy, versatile and extra cushy making it the perfect support pillow for me.

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