I remember when I was pregnant with my oldest, everyone telling me to “sleep now” and “sleep while you still can” – poking fun at how poorly I would sleep once the baby arrived. But the truth is, not getting proper sleep during pregnancy can actually lead to complications such as gestational weight gain, preterm delivery, longer labor and even unplanned cesarean deliveries.
Realizing now that all of that motherly advice was way more important than just poking fun, I want to help my pregnant friends get the best rest that they can. I’ve started giving similar advice to my friends who are expecting and share with them the products that helped me get that sleep I so desperately needed.
Many expecting moms are familiar with the name “Boppy” but might not realize how many products Boppy carries that can actually help them while they’re still pregnant. With a full line of sleep pillows, Boppy can help my friends and other pregnant women make sure they get the best sleep they can – both for them and the baby! (And because there is still some truth to the whole “you won’t sleep again for five years” joke!)
My friend Jessica is 5 months along in her pregnancy, and is already noticing a difference in how she sleeps. In fact, 79% of women report that their sleep is more different during pregnancy than any other time during their lives. Between the rapid hormonal and physical changes, it is no wonder we struggle to get a good night sleep! Jessica was super excited to try out the Boppy pillows. Here is what she had to say:
I have always been a “tummy sleeper” and with my growing baby bump I have begun finding it pretty difficult to get comfortable at night. Being a first time mom I have also worried about how much pressure I am putting on my baby when I end up rolling onto my stomach during the night just out of habit. For this reason I was super excited to try the Boppy® Multi-use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow which I felt just cradled my whole body.
The Boppy® Bump & Back Support Pillow quickly became a favorite too. It is perfect for sliding between my knees to keep my hips aligned when I sleep on my side. Plus it is portable enough that I have brought it downstairs to the couch on numerous occasions to help elevate my legs and feet.
The one I was most surprised with though was the Boppy® Pregnancy Wedge – it is amazing how such a simple little wedged pillow can make so much difference! I have used it under my baby bump, between my knees, and even behind my back to help support me when I have to sit for a long time.
I have only had the Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow for a short time, but I can already tell a difference in how well I am sleeping – which makes me feel better overall. It is easy to get comfortable snuggled up to it and take a lot of pressure off of my back and baby bump while I sleep. In fact I see me using this to sleep with long after my baby is born!
Between the physical benefits of using these perfectly shaped pillows to knowing I am helping both myself and my baby overall in the long run makes it easy for me to recommend to all of my expectant friends!
Be sure to check out the Boppy website as well as their YouTube channel to see all of the ways you can use Boppy to get a great night’s sleep throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy. The opinions and text are all mine.