When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I couldn’t wait to start making the rounds to share the big announcement. Along with all the joy and well wishes, one of the most common bits of advice I kept getting again and again from seasoned mamas was to find a pregnancy pillow to use for sleeping and resting. At first I wasn’t sure what the big fuss was all about because I had plenty of pillows in case I needed them and hadn’t really had any issues with sleeping. That was until I entered my second trimester and my growing bump and achy hips were keeping me awake at night and sleepy all day at work. I knew I wouldn’t get much sleep once the baby arrived, but no one told me how difficult it could be to get sleep before the baby arrived.
On my search for a maternity pillow which fit my particular needs, I discovered a world of comfort out there available to us tired moms and moms-to-be. And all I had to do to find my answer for a good night's sleep was unashamedly cuddle a few dozen pregnancy pillows in maternity store aisles all across town. The weird looks I got were totally worth it because once I found a pregnancy pillow that worked for me, the rest of my pre-baby nights were so much more comfortable and filled with many more z’s and my post-baby feedings were comfortable and cozy.
Every mama is different and therefore every mom-to-be is going to have her own preferences and needs when it comes to finding the pregnancy pillow (or pillows) that is right for her. In order to help you on your search, and perhaps prevent some awkward aisle cuddling, I have created a specially curated list of the 15 best reviewed pregnancy pillows on Amazon.
With over 2,500 customer reviews and a 4.5 star-rating, this U-shaped full body maternity pillow from Queen Rose is the top rated pregnancy pillow on Amazon.com. This versatile pillow has a removable and washable velvety velour pillow case and comes in several colors and length options. The U-shape of the pillow allows for all-over body support and offers pain relief to aching and overworked joints and muscles. A unique bionic polyethylene filling allows for a hypoallergenic maternity pillow which keeps its shape and best of all, doesn’t have any offending new-pillow smell. One reviewer who gave the pillow a 5-star review said, “This pillow is incredible. I am in my 5th month of pregnancy and even though my tummy isn't huge yet I was having a lot of trouble sleeping. I would toss and turn. My back and hips would hurt throughout the day, I would wake up with headaches, and always be exhausted (and cranky)! This pillow has changed all of that! No joke the first night I slept with this thing I got better sleep than I had in two months. I woke up feeling rested and ready for the day. My back and hips no longer hurt. I didn't wake up nearly as much at night and frankly I am just in a better mood overall because I finally got some sleep! I put off buying this pillow and now I wish I would have had it all the time!”
Queen Rose U-Shaped Full Body Maternity Pillow, $58.99, Amazon
C-Shaped Full Body Maternity Pillow
This amazingly comfortable C-Shaped full body maternity pillow from PharMeDoc has a washable 100 percent jersey cotton covers in multiple color choices. With double seams and the option to manually adjust the firmness by adding or removing the polyfill, this ultra soft and durable pillow will last throughout all phases of pregnancy and beyond. From swollen feet to aching backs, the unique shape allows for maximum support and ease of use. Reviewers, pregnant or not, rave about how well they sleep using this highly rated pillow.
PharMeDoc C-Shaped Full Body Pillow, $39.95, Amazon
As your baby bump grows bigger, options to lay on your tummy grow smaller. That is unless you have this inflatable pregnancy bed from Back and Bump Comfort. It is a portable and versatile pregnancy bed which cradles your bump as you lay on your tummy and relax, get a massage, or float in the pool. This bed can be used on land or water, has an adjustable belly chamber to fit your size needs, and is made with a soft velvety covering to keep your skin from sticking. While it does not come with an air pump, it does come with an adorable carry case and a soft swaddle blanket to use as a cover for the pregnancy bed. “I purchased the Cozy Bump for my wife after she complained about back pain during her pregnancy. We inflated it the night that we got it and my wife loved it from the first time she laid on it! The Cozy Bump has been a life saver in helping her with her back pain,” said a husband who wrote a 5-star review after purchasing this for his wife.
Back and Bump Comfort Cozy Bump Pregnancy Bed, $69.99, Amazon
What if I told you, you could have a great night's sleep for under $35? According to the over 1400 customer reviews and an overall 3.5 star rating, Bluestone’s oversize U-shaped full body pregnancy pillow fits the bill, the budget friendly bill. The removable and washable 100% hypoallergenic cotton cover offers breathable comfort while the hourglass-shape of the pillow offers all-over body support whether you are sleeping or watching TV. You can toss and turn to your bump’s delight without having to adjust or fight with multiple pillows. After baby arrives you can both cuddle up in comfort as this pillow can be twisted and turned into all kinds of desirable positions. Not only does it have rave reviews, but it has a price that can’t be beat.
Bluestone Oversize U-Shape Full Body Pregnancy Pillow $29.99, Amazon
If you are a side sleeper, but feel the body pillows are too cumbersome or restrictive, then this BPA-free memory foam pregnancy pillow wedge from Occobaby is for you. One side of the wedge is firmer and the other softer, so you can adjust the support you need throughout your entire pregnancy. This pillow offers a removable, washable velvety soft cover and can be used for back, knee, and bump support. It also comes with a travel bag making it portable and easy to travel with. Small holes in the memory foam allow for optimal airflow and cooling comfort day or night. One 5-star reviewer said “VERY happy with this pillow! Price was fair. Shipping was fast and on time. Surprising how much a little pillow can help you sleep. Very soft material. Both cover and pillow both appear to be made very well. Wish I had bought it sooner.”
Occobaby Pregnancy Pillow Wedge, $23, Amazon
The unique design of this full body pillow by Schmoozi helps mamas stay on their side throughout the night by using a specially designed removable and washable pillow case to connect the body pillow on one side to the low back pillow on the other side. This allows for you to sleep on your right or left side and also to have the use of your own back and neck pillow. The reviews are in and this pillow is well-loved and in demand because of its ability to help with heartburn relief and snoring reduction — something many moms-to-be experience. Because of rigorous testing on this pillow, Schmoozi offers a 5-year limited warranty and a 90 day return policy to insure you are satisfied with their product. One happy mama said, “I would scream about this to any pregnant person I knew — BUY THIS!!!!! (I even did share with my 16 couple pregnancy class that this has revolutionized my sleep quality!!!) I have tried 3 other popular pregnancy pillows and none really helped that much. I started sleeping poorly early in pregnancy and around 4 month the chronic back pain started and before month 5, was waking d/t the horrible back pain. It was a never ending cycle or poor sleep, pain, non-productivity. I was MISERABLE. On a whim, I decided to try this pillow - and woke the next morning for the first time not in pain! I thought this was too good to be true so I gave it more time. It's now been 6 wks and I am sleeping as well as a 8.5mo pregnant woman can!!! It is fantastic.”
Schmoozi, Full Body Pillow for Side Sleepers, $79.99, Amazon
If you are a mama-to-be who suffers from allergies, then it is important to have a hypoallergenic pillow to rest your sleepy head on. The folks at Coop have created a highly rated, comfortable bamboo-derived memory foam body pillow which is hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites, and free from PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead and heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the CPSC, or CFCs. It fits any standard size body pillow-sized pillow case and when it is ready to be washed you simply wash and dry the entire pillow. It is made in the USA and has a 100 day no-questions-asked money back guarantee. One satisfied mama wrote a 5-star review stating, “I bought this to resolve pregnancy – related hip pain and it worked like a charm. I looked at those giant pregnancy pillows and laughed out loud: first of all I am not giving up my goose down pillow under my head, secondly my toddler and occasionally even my husband like to cuddle and I can't imagine isolating myself in a giant pile of fluff. But more importantly I already had a body pillow, and I had discovered while on vacation that I needed a loftier pillow that goes all the way from my knees and my ankles to resolve my hip pain. Some pregnancy pillows look light they MIGHT be lofty enough but the size is absurd. This one is super lofty and doesn't compress too much during use.”
Coop Home Goods, Memory Foam Body Pillow, $69.99, Amazon
Boppy has been one of the most well-known pregnancy pillow brands on the market for over a decade. They have created a pregnancy body pillow which gives all the support a mom-to-be needs while being as compact (and adorable) as possible. This uniquely shaped body pillow, which curves around under the neck, under the baby bump, and between the knees, is best for a mom who feels a full body pillow is too much, but also feels a standard body pillow isn’t quite enough. The 100 percent cotton slipcover comes in a modern trellis design and is easily removable and washable. This pillow supports the neck, back, and hips just like a full body pillow, but without taking up as much space.
Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow $50, Amazon
Speaking of Boppy, they have another ingenious pregnancy pillow which maximizes sleep comfort for side sleepers while minimizing the use of bed-space. This product offers two supportive pillows, one for your back and one for your bump, which are connected by a soft, stretchy panel of fabric which is a part of the slipcover. This highly rated and budget friendly pillow is fantastic for travel so you can have a great night's sleep or comfortable lounging anytime and anywhere. The slipcover is removable and both the pillow and slipcover are washable. “This pillow is a life saver. Since the start of my 2nd trimester, I've been trying my hardest to sleep on my sides and not my back as is suggested. But I would keep waking up on my back or tossing from side to side with sore hips. Since purchasing this pillow a couple of weeks ago, I only turn over perhaps once during the night from one side to the other. And it keeps me from rolling onto my back. My husband has been able to sleep more soundly too because I'm not moving all around due to discomfort. I'm 21 weeks now, and there is still plenty of 'room' for my belly to grow with this pillow. This is also much more reasonable to fit into a queen sized bed with my husband than one of the huge U or C shaped pregnancy pillows,” says a well-rested mama who gave this pillow 5 stars.
Boppy Side Sleeper Pillow, $25, Amazon
Pregnancy can make it difficult to get into a comfortable position whether you are lounging on the couch or siting in a chair. In order to get some relief, sometimes all you need is a small supportive pillow instead of something bulky and difficult to transport from place to place. This ultra-soft, portable pillow by Babymoov proves the old adage to be true — sometimes good gifts do come in small packages. With a unique micro-bead filling, this compact hourglass-shaped pillow gives moms-to-be the support they need. In order to made this pillow an ideal travel companion they have included a carrying case. After baby makes their debut, this pillow offers excellent support for feeding and cuddling.
Babymoov Mom and Baby Pillow, $39.99, Amazon
When it comes to pregnancy pillows, the main brand on the lips of many moms-in-the-know has been Snoogle. Their Body Pillows are well known by moms everywhere because they were one of the first pregnancy pillow maternity products to hit it big. Their C-shaped 100% cotton Jersey-covered total body pregnancy pillow is highly rated, well reviewed, and comes in several color options. This pillow offers moms-to-be the support they need for their bumps, muscles, and joints for total body comfort. The cover is easily removable and machine washable.
Snoogle Total Body Pillow, $77, Amazon
When it comes to full-body pregnancy pillows one of the most important aspects is the ease of which you can remove, wash, and replace the pillow case. This U-Shaped body pillow by Puredown makes removing and replacing the pillow case a breeze with an easily accessible zipper. The 100% polyester filling keeps this pillow fluffy and soft throughout your entire pregnancy and the unique shape is designed to support the needs of the pregnant body. A recent 5-star reviewer commented, This pillow has made my pregnancy experience so much better! I wish I had not hemmed and hawed over this pillow vs the big baby store versions. This pillow is far superior! I have been using it now nightly for several months and this holding up great! If you are considering this purchase, just go for it. I suffered for about a month of restless pregnancy sleep before ordering and I wish I had ordered the day I felt sore. Great product for a great price and can’t beat the quick shipping (also - it did not have a smell that some packaged items develop, which I was incredibly thankful for)."
Puredown U-Shaped Adjustable Pregnancy Pillow, $49.99, Amazon
One of the most difficult parts of my pregnancy was trying to stay cool at night while comfortably cuddled up in my beloved pregnancy body pillow. Leachco has created a candy-cane shaped pillow with adjustment bands for maximum airflow and support. You simply adjust the band to create the shape of pillow you want. This pillow is best for someone who wants the bump and knee support, but would prefer to use their own head and neck pillow. One happy mama said, “I tried several other pregnancy pillows before I ended up with this one. This is the only one out there that I could find that wasn't made to go under your neck/head as well as between your knees. I have problems with neck pain and headaches and needed to be able to use my regular pillow. I am currently in my last month of pregnancy and having been using this pillow every night since about 4 months. I would not be able to sleep without this pillow. With any body pillow it is hard to roll over with it but at this point I am so huge that the rolling over at all is a task anyway. I have had a lot of hip and back pain throughout my pregnancy and this pillow is the only reason I am able to get any sleep at all at night because he it provides excellent support for my both my back and hips.”
Leachco Preggle Air Flow Pregnancy Body Pillow, $47, Amazon
If ever there was a pillow that made sleeping on a cloud a reality, it would be the cozy comfort pregnancy pillow by Today’s Mom. This 200 thread count percale covered dream pillow lives up to its name in its ability to offer moms-to-be the full body comfort and support they need throughout their entire pregnancy. The square head of the pillow acts as a standard head and neck pillow so moms won’t have to worry about using more than one pillow to have what they need for a wonderful night's sleep. This uniquely designed full body pillow is offered in several different colors and comes with an easily washable removable zippered pillow case. Once baby arrives, this dreamy pillow is perfect for feeding, cuddling, or resting.
Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow, $67, Amazon
When you are a mama-on-the-go and you need comfort and support for your growing baby bump, investing in a travel-friendly wedge pillow is a must. The folks at Bjingles have created a pregnancy wedge pillow which comes with two travel cases, has air flow ventilation, and offers one side of the wedge which is firmer than the other so moms can have the support they need as their bump grows. This pillow even comes with a Bjingles App that allows you to take photos and create shareable albums and listen to soothing music or white noise. The soft cover is removable and machine washable.
Bjingles Pregnancy Wedge Pillow, $25.99, Amazon
I know there is a perfect pregnancy pillow out there for you and I hope this list of the top rated pillows on Amazon has helped you in your quest. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can reference this list as you shop or make your baby registry. Please know that Mabel & Moxie may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.