During pregnancy, your body encounters many changes. A growing belly, discomfort in your lower back and hips, and symptoms like pelvic pain and round ligament pain can make it difficult to get the sleep and comfort you need.
After your baby arrives, round-the-clock feedings can take a toll on your body as well, and it’s important to have proper support while holding and feeding your new baby, especially if you're recovering from childbirth.
We offer both a Pregnancy Pillow and Nursing Pillow. Below, we will explain the differences between our two products and how their unique features can help you through these exciting (but often uncomfortable) times.
The bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow
The Pregnancy Pillow was the first product developed by bbhugme. Our founders, three female chiropractors, couldn’t find a good enough body pillow to help the pregnant women they treated, so they decided to create their own. Using their expertise about the unique needs of the pregnant body along with the help of industrial designers, they developed a pillow that offers the perfect combination of comfort, support, and adjustability.
As a full-body pillow, it’s designed for side-sleeping (the sleeping position often recommended by maternity healthcare providers) and offers unique 5-point body support in the most critical areas: belly, lower back, pelvis, knees, and ankles.
While many pregnancy pillows are filled with foam and come in a bulky, static shape, the bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow is filled with pressure-relieving microbeads that allow you to customize the pillow to your body’s needs.
By sliding the two Pebbles, you can adjust the pillow’s firmness to make it as soft or as supportive as you want. In addition, it can be twisted into different shapes to accommodate your changing body, from the first trimester through postpartum recovery and beyond.
The bbhugme Nursing Pillow
Following the success of the Pregnancy Pillow, bbhugme’s founders decided to design another pillow that is smaller, more portable, and designed specifically for feeding. As mothers themselves, they understood the need to be able to comfortably feed your baby anywhere and anytime.
The bbhugme Nursing Pillow is both smaller and narrower than the Pregnancy Pillow, which makes it easy to transport in its travel bag, whether that’s on an overnight trip or just a walk to the café.
In addition, our Nursing Pillow can be tied around your waist by securing the fabric ends behind your back. This allows you to bring the pillow and your baby up to the correct height on your body, which is important for establishing a good latch (if you’re breastfeeding) and for reducing the strain on your shoulders and neck that can be caused by hunching over. The extra-long fabric ends make the pillow suitable for many different body types.
While most other nursing pillows have a static, “one size fits all” u-shape, the bbhugme Nursing Pillow features the same adjustability system as our Pregnancy Pillow, meaning that you can customize the firmness and size to meet the unique needs of you and your baby.
Since feeding often requires sitting in the same position for many hours while holding the weight of your baby, it is critical that you have the right support to prevent pains and injuries, while also making the experience of feeding more relaxing for both parent and baby.
Designed by healthcare professionals with your changing body in mind
While there are many different pregnancy pillows and nursing pillows available, and some may think that any old pillow around the house will suffice, the truth is that investing in products that are designed for these specific uses can make a dramatic difference for your body and overall wellness.
Developed by healthcare professionals specialized in maternity care, bbhugme’s pillow are ergonomic and adjustable, making them adaptable to your body’s changes throughout the transition to parenthood.
Both our Pregnancy Pillow and Nursing Pillow come with a removable, washable cover and two Pebbles for adjusting the firmness. To help keep your bbhugme pillows fresh and extend their longevity, we also offer extra Covers and Pebbles in a range of beautiful styles and colors.