OK, it’s going to come as no surprise to anyone that my pelvis and back are starting to hurt more now that I am 4 months pregnant. What most people may not know, is that I have ongoing pain already, as I have suffered with SPD since my last pregnancy 5 years ago. According to the consultant, surgery at a later date will be needed to pin and plate my pelvis back together, front and back!
This pain is far more acute through the night as I struggle to find the perfect sleeping position, so when I got the opportunity to try out Theraline’s Maternity and Nursing Pillow I jumped at the chance, (well, in my head at least!)
When it arrived, I was really impressed with the quality of the cover and also the feel of the fabric. It has a lovely soft texture making it all the more snuggly, (is that even a word), than a standard pillow.
The pillow can be used in a multitude of different ways, from supporting your bump at the front, raising the top leg when sleeping on the side or wrapping it around the back, to stop you rolling. It even supports baby during feeding.
For me, the support it has given my pelvis has made a massive difference to the amount of sleep I am getting. It has taken the pressure off my hip dropping, trapping my nerve, so I am now getting full blocks of sleep. Although, if I wasn’t going to the toilet for a wee 4 times a night, I am sure those blocks of time would be more, however I will certainly take what I am getting!
I am really looking forward to baby being here too and plan to use it during breastfeeding. I struggled with my previous children; I tend to have big babies and sections shaving, so to have something that can raise baby up, is going to be amazing!.
The Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow is certainly a must-have item on my maternity essentials list. I am only kicking myself that I hadn’t discovered it sooner!
Find out more about this and Theraline’s
other products over at http://www.theraline.co.uk
Disclaimer: We were sent the Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow for the purposes of a review. All opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.