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02/09/2013 at 20:45
I'm sure this topic has been done many a time but I am after a pregnancy pillow that will see me through from now until d-day.... at the moment I'm not too big so don't need bump support but I find I'm sleeping on my back a lot and would like something that might stop me from rolling over. Would the genii do this and would it then be okay to use for support when I get a bit bigger? Or are there any other brands or styles you could recommend? I'd rather not spend a small fortune but if it was one that will last me through the pregnancy then I don't mind too much.
Thanks in advance!
02/09/2013 at 20:53
I have the summer pillow that goes along your body and btween your knees and then finishes at the base of your back. I still find I'm waking up on my back though having managed to wriggle enough to be there. I've never slept on my side before due to shoulder problems and I'm struggling to keep myself there even with the pillow! I dont tend to move much in my sleep, just from my front to my back and havent managed to find anything to stop that, even putting normal pillows down both sides of me!
Not sure on the Dream Genii ones but I think this one is similar. I bought it on offer with bounty because it was cheaper than the dream genii one and can be used as feeding/back support once baby has arrived
02/09/2013 at 20:58
I bought a 2nd hand dream genii which was good (although when you roll over in bed you have to flip it over which can be a pain) but it lasted me a long time as it was the perfect for breast feeding & for laying my daughter on & for propping her up with. Have lent it to a friend who says it's great for her too
02/09/2013 at 21:04
Thanks Jem, I'll check out that one too.
Blackkat, I have heard good things about the genii which is why I keep coming back to it... I think I'm just worried about sleeping with something so big-looking! Our bed isn't that big... I might end up pushing OH out!
02/09/2013 at 21:08
I had it and used it for sleeping during pregnancy, and then for feeding.
It doesn't take that much space up in the bed - it's tucked in pretty close to you!!
It is quite big but it's no bigger than the space you'll need! It's fine until you want to roll over & then there were times I just pushed it out of bed! Although I think I would've been like that whatever I'd have used. Still I'm very very glad I had it
02/09/2013 at 21:09
I used a Mothercare pillow and basically slept in the recovery position, with that propping me up so I wasn't squishing the bump.
02/09/2013 at 21:18
I had one, but unfortunately the dog got hold of it and humped/shredded it before baby arrived! It was good while it lasted though!
02/09/2013 at 21:19
I used a dreamgenii and loved it. I was going to sell mine if you are interested in secondhand? X
02/09/2013 at 22:04
I just had my genii delivered today. It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be but I tested it and I think it'll be great for keeping me on my side because of the back support. I think the only downside is if you want to turn in the night but my problem is more that I constantly end up on my back and I am hoping it will stop that.
02/09/2013 at 22:16
I have a dream genii having tried a couple of cheaper options with pregnancy 1. It didn't stop me rolling over but it did support my bump when I lay the right way.
As for pushing your H out, The last few weeks of my pregnancy my H slept in the spare room anyway as both of us got more sleep that way!
02/09/2013 at 22:38
Oh, and re the rolling over, if I wanted to sleep on the other side, I just pushed it down lower in the bed so my bump was on the back support bit, and the leg bit came through my legs from the back. Saved having to move it every time.
03/09/2013 at 19:36
Hi ladies just wanted to say thank you for the advice- sorry I fell asleep at a very early hour yesterday and had a manic day at work so not been able to log on until now but it's all very helpful, I'm definitely leaning towards the Genii :-)
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