Best Pregnancy Body Pillows to Help You Sleep More Comfortably



You need a whole lot of energy when you’re expecting. After all, you’re growing a baby inside that beautiful bump. But just when you need rest the most, it can be hard to come by — especially in the second and third trimesters, when finding the perfect sleeping position becomes more of a challenge. Snuggling up to a pregnancy pillow can make all the difference.

Why you need a maternity pillow

Your growing belly means two things for your sleep setup: limited options for safe sleep positions and new pressure points for the positions that actually are safe for sleep.

Unfortunately for back and stomach sleepers, side sleeping is best during pregnancy. Stomach sleeping is off the table for obvious reasons — sleeping on a beach ball that kicks isn’t particularly relaxing. But back sleeping is also discouraged, since it can compress an important vein that carries blood to your baby.

That means side sleeping is the only option when you're further along in pregnancy, but your growing bump will also put increased pressure on your hips and back — and that's where a pregnancy body pillow comes in handy. These pillows provide support to different spots on your body; some to your back, others to your knees, others just to your belly and some to all of the above. Using one can make you more comfortable when you head to bed at night and help prevent aches and pains in the morning.

Choosing the best pregnancy pillow

This will depend on your preferences, but there are a few things to consider when choosing a maternity body pillow.

  • Size: Pregnancy pillows can range from a wedge that’s no bigger than a standard pillow all the way up to a U-shaped body pillow that hugs you front and back. How much room you’re willing to give up in bed is up to you (and maybe your partner), but it’s definitely something to think about before you buy.
  • Shape: Some pillows curve to tuck under your head and between your knees, while others run parallel your body. Still other pregnancy body pillows have a dip that cradles your bump. Depending on where you're experiencing discomfort, one option might make more sense. One other factor to consider: If you often switch the side that you sleep on during the night (and plan to continue doing so, even as your bump makes it difficult), you might opt for a U-shaped pillow that you won’t have to readjust every time you move.
  • Material: If you run warm, you may prefer a cotton cover instead of one made of polyester, which is less breathable.

Below, the best pregnancy body pillows to help you (finally) catch some Zzzs.

Best Pregnancy Pillow

Leachco Snoogle Chic Supreme

Available now at $89.99

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Why We Recomend It?

This pregnancy pillow won the top title for annual WTE Sleep Awards earlier this year, thanks to the all-around coverage and support it provides moms-to-be. Unlike some body pillows that are meant to be wrapped around in one direction, this pillow hugs your entire body and conforms to both sides, from back to belly, for ultimate comfort.

In the center, this pregnancy pillow has a space in the outline of the female body, so it provides more room in the shoulder and hip area than in the waist. This allows the pillow to truly conform to a mom-to-be’s body as she sleeps. It is also the same length on each side — a true mirror image — so if you toss and turn during the night, you’re covered on both sides. The sham-style cover is made out of cotton and is both removable and washable.

Even after you give birth, the Snoogle will come in handy. Some moms report using it when they were recovering from childbirth, while others rave about its ability to do double-duty with older babies, supporting them during bottle-feeding.

Weight: 3 pounds

Dimensions: 60 x 24.75 x 7.25 inches

Community Reviews

 - Charmarbabysofar

"We call it my 'boyfriend' when I'm pregnant because I am in love with it. My husband doesn't understand the joy it brings me! Sweet relief!!!"


"My husband gave me a Snoogle pillow seven years ago, at the end of my first pregnancy, and I remember being irritated. It seemed like a silly waste. I am now expecting #4 and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Snoogle! I've told my husband more than once that it's the very best gift he's ever given me — and he's a very good gift-giver. I'm a stomach sleeper, so I especially appreciate the Snoogle's back support. I tuck the pillow's 'tail' between my thighs and under my growing belly for additional support. It feels like I'm sleeping on a cloud! The pillow's basic slipcover is a nightmare (it felt like I was on the losing end of a wrestling match with a boa constrictor whenever I tried to put the slipcover back on after washing!), so this time I purchased a newly designed Snoogle cover with a zipper. Now the pillow is perfect!"

- Mkramer2011

"I bought a Snoogle a couple of weeks ago, and it was the best money I've spent in a long time. I wasn't sleeping because I was using five pillows to get comfortable and they kept slipping. Since I got my Snoogle, I have slept so well. I think it is worth every penny."



Most Versatile Pregnancy Pillow

Boppy Multi-Use Total Body Pillow

Available now at $79.99

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Why We Recomend It?

If you’re looking for a pregnancy pillow that doesn’t invade too much of your partner’s personal space, but still provides your growing belly (and body) with the support it needs, look no further than the Boppy Total Body.

This 2019 Award winner has a uniquely contoured shape that’s designed to grow with your bump through the nine months of pregnancy and throughout the postpartum period to support your recovery. One of its best qualities? The entire pillow can be thrown in the washing machine — not just its cover.

Weight: 5 pounds

Dimensions: 48 x 25 x 8 inches

Community Reviews

 - Lkuhns14

"I bought the Boppy one and it's amazing. It has three pieces that Velcro so you can change it up as your body changes. It's the best money I've spent so far this pregnancy after suffering through my first one!"


“I love my Boppy pregnancy pillow! I even took it to the hospital when we had our daughter.”

- Victoriapinder

"My husband bought me the Boppy pregnancy pillow a few weeks ago as I was crying from lack of sleep. We call it my seahorse, and I have slept wonderfully since I had it. It is pricey, but my peaceful sleep is worth every penny."


Best C-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

PharMeDoc Full Body C-Shaped Pillow

Available now at $74.99

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Why We Recomend It?

This pregnancy pillow has a C shape that curves around your body from the back to the front so that it provides both upper and lower body support (to relieve hip and knee pain) while wrapping around your entire backside. This 2020 Award winner's shape is versatile in that you can also wrap it around your body when you’re in a seated position, whether you’re breastfeeding or simply catching up on your favorite TV show.

And even though this pregnancy pillow isn't symmetrical, you can sleep with your back facing the closed or open side, so you won't need to completely reposition the whole thing every time you turn over. It also comes with a round, zippered bag that works well for storage or travel.

Weight: 7.05 pounds

Dimensions: 30 x 57 x 7 inches

Community Reviews

 - MommyZo

"It’s great support for the back because it wraps around your back and goes under your head and between your legs so you can lean you back against it too for relief."


"They are absolutely worth it! I got mine while still in my first trimester, because it takes me a while to adjust to a new pillow but the adjustment was almost instant."


Best U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

Leachco Back 'N Belly Chick Supreme

Available now at $210.49

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Why We Recomend It?

This was one of the first-to-market back-to-belly pillows, and it’s still one of the most popular today. The credit goes to its U-shape design that provides simple, yet effective, all-around support for your growing body. Because this pregnancy pillow is symmetrical, there’s no need to reposition it if you choose to switch sides while you sleep or lounge. Washing the sham-style cover is easy — just toss in your washing machine and dryer.

Weight: 7.04 pounds

Dimensions: 55 x 33 x 8.5 inches

Community Reviews

 - NobodyOwens

"The back 'n belly one is a contoured U shape. It takes up a good chunk of my queen size bed, but I flip from side to side so it's nice and it keeps me off my back. Hubby absolutely loves it too, says everyone should have it."


"I can prop myself to stay on one side, and when I flip, I don’t have to take time flipping a pillow with me. I feel like I am in a cocoon of hugs all around! Also has a removable pillow case to wash."


"I just got the back 'n belly and have been sleeping so much better. I really could not believe the difference. I'm a terrible sleeper as is and as soon as I hit the bed I'm out! ...except for the potty trips during the night haha."


Best Wedge Pregnancy Pillow

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge

Available now at $28.99

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Why We Recomend It?

If you’re looking for a pregnancy pillow that takes up little to no space in your bed while still providing you with a more comfortable and supportive slumber, the Boppy Wedge might be right for you. You can use it wherever you need support — your bump, your back, between your legs. Because it’s small, lightweight and compact, it’s great for travel, too. (It weighs just over a half-pound and is about a foot long.)

The soft pima cotton cover is machine-washable and comes on and off the firm cushion in a snap. "This does work in the early uncomfortable days," says The Surikat user ctate1009. "Now, I just mainly use the thinner side to go between my legs." And since it weighs less than 10 ounces and is just over 1 foot long, this is one pillow that won't hog the bed.

Weight: 8.8 ounces

Dimensions: 14 x 4 x 12 inches

Community Reviews

 - SummerBundle

"I just purchased the Boppy wedge. It's good for back and belly support while sleeping — and it's not expensive, too."


"The Boppy wedge does work great in the early uncomfortable days. Now I just mainly use the thinner side to go between my legs and find a softer pillow is more comfortable under my ginormous 34-week belly."

- Sherrylynn0119

"I have the wedge pillow and love it! I use it at night and when I'm resting on the couch. I think it's helped me a ton!"


Best Pregnancy Pillow for Tall Moms

Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

Available now from $84.99

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Why We Recomend It?

A U-shape pregnancy pillow is one of the more popular styles for good reason: it provides mirror coverage and a whole lot of it. This pillow measures 55-65inch versions, with several different color options for the cover, so a taller person will still be able to have plenty of coverage.

This pillow doesn’t just support your growing bump, but also other areas of your body that may be feeling uncomfortable, such as your back, sides, knees, calves, hips and feet. Although it's full coverage, it's also super lightweight — weighing just 7 pounds — so you don’t have to worry about pulling your back out when you lift it on and off your bed. The velvet material is machine-washable (both the inner and outer cover).

Weight: 3.5-7 pounds

Dimensions: 66.93 x 31.5 x 7.87 inches

Community Reviews

 - McDoty

"My must-have for comfort is my pregnancy pillow, the Meiz U-Shaped [pillow]. I got it as a gift from a friend. Sometimes my dog lays in it with me and spoons... her snoring actually lulls the baby to sleep, which is amazing."


"I bought mine in early pregnancy because I am mostly a back and belly sleeper so wanted to start sleeping on my sides. I bought the Meiz U-shape and love it!! I don’t even use a pillow anymore."


TheSurikat Community Favorite Pregnancy Pillow

Queen Rose Full Body Pregnancy Pillow

Available now at $63.99

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Why We Recomend It?

Another U-shaped pregnancy pillow, the Queen Rose stands out for its ability to bend into a double-C shape for extra leg support. It’s truly oversized and larger than most pregnancy pillows on the market, so it’s best for use in a king bed (or you can kick your partner into the guest room). Although it’s designed for side sleeping, you can configure it any way you want so that it supports you when you’re lying back watching TV or sitting upright nursing your sweet baby.

This one is 55 inches long, and weighs just over 7 pounds.

Weight: 7.26 pounds

Dimensions: 55 x 31 x 7.8 inches

Community Reviews

 - BabyRPMom

"I have a Queen Rose and it's such a life saver! My sciatica is no longer an issue and I sleep like a baby. I LOVE that pillow and will use it once baby arrives for breastfeeding, etc."


"Definitely the U pillow. Just purchased one from and it’s the best thing ever. Great price, super comfy even my dogs love it. Great back support if you turn a lot at night. Check out the Queen Rose brand. I got the gray color and love it."


Best Side Sleeper Pillow

Boppy Side Sleeper Pillow

Available now at $39.99

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Why We Recomend It?

For all the back sleeper moms-to-be who need a helpful reminder to stay on your side throughout the night, this pregnancy pillow with butterfly vibes is the perfect solution. It provides support to your back and belly, and features a stretch panel that easily expands as your bump gets bigger to keep you situated as you sleep. Not to mention, weighing just over 1 pound and about 1 foot long, it has a compact design and machine-washable cover.

Weight: 1.79 pounds

Dimensions: 14.25 x 6.25 x 13 inches

Best Lightweight Pregnancy Pillow

Belly Bandit S.O.S. Sleep-On-Side Pregnancy Pillow

Available now at $99.99

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Why We Recomend It?

If you're a fairly low-maintenance sleeper, this might be the option for you. From the beloved pregnancy brand Belly Bandit comes this doctor-designed pregnancy pillow that provides back, side and belly support. Measuring about one foot wide and weighing 1.25 pounds, it takes up far less space than a traditional pregnancy pillow, but does not provide the lower body comfort that many brands do. If you’re looking for just a little more support while you sleep, this might be the right choice. 

Most Stylish Pregnancy Pillow

BBhugme Pregnancy Pillow 2021

Available now at $219.99

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Why We Recomend It?

Right off the bat, this pregnancy pillow gets points for style: it comes in various colors and patterns (we've even spotted a funky green leaf cover for it) and looks a lot more appealing than the other offerings available for pregnant women.

It also feels good, providing support that can be adjusted to your needs.

You can loosen or tighten the pillow using the rubber bits to make it more firm or soft, depending on what your body requires.

Fans stress that it's worth every penny, and yes, it can also be used for nursing.

The one downside? The hefty price tag.

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