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The Best Pregnancy Pillows on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Pregnancy can come with lots of unexpected challenges — a good night’s sleep being one of them. And while we’ve covered other maternity must-haves — like nursing pillows, pregnancy-safe skin-care products, stretchy leggings, and non-hideous winter coats — here, we’ve rounded up the best pregnancy pillows, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Best-rated pregnancy pillow

Thousands of five-star reviewers — from pregnant women to nonpregnant women to men who like to feel supported — find this C-shaped body pillow to be exactly what they need for a cozy night’s sleep, with a cool jersey cover and not-too-firm cotton fill. “This pillow is just what I was hoping for going into my second trimester of my second pregnancy,” one reviewer says. “With some developing hip pain, this brought some welcome relief.” (Notably, reviewers dealing with other types of ailments, from back-surgery recovery to fibromyalgia and inflammatory arthritis, also found comfort in this pillow.) And another reviewer, who is “neither pregnant nor a woman,” calls it “simply amazing. It feels like you have 6 pillows in your bed, with the added benefit that they don’t run away as you lean against them.” Another not-pregnant reviewer writes, “This pillow can be used by anyone who finds it difficult to get a comfortable night’s sleep.”

Best-rated (less expensive) pregnancy pillow

“I was shocked at how small this pillow was, and I almost returned it,” writes one reviewer, but her mind changed after she used it. In fact, “I have used it nightly for the last 4 months, and I love it.” Lots of reviewers also thought this budget-friendly pillow was too firm at first, but one pregnant reviewer says, “I find this to be the perfect size to support my bump without taking up too much bed real estate, and the perfect firmness to support without being uncomfortable.” And reviewers say this wedge pillow works for all stages of pregnancy. “Early on, I kept it at my back to nudge me from falling asleep flat on my back, and later, under my belly for a little extra support,” one reviewer writes. And another reviewer even says it is nice to have postpartum: “Very useful as a wedge when I sleep on my side to alleviate pressure on my breasts (due to breastfeeding engorgement).”

[Editor’s note: This pillow will be back in stock soon, but you can still purchase it now.]

Best jersey U-shaped pregnancy pillow

There are a lot of letter-shaped pregnancy pillows on the market, but reviewers find that the U shape offers them the most flexibility, including one who prefers the “U shape over the other C-curve pillows, because I typically like to change positions at night and this one lets you do exactly that.” Another says this pillow “helps me get to sleep easier by giving support for my back as well as having the other side to support my belly and go between my legs.” And because this AngQi U-shaped pregnancy pillow has a jersey-cotton cover, it’s “breathable, so it doesn’t make me sweaty.” Another reviewer describes the fabric as “not superthick, which I like, but it’s super-comfy, and the fabric is soft and not scratchy at all.” Reviewers also like that the cover is washable and that this can be used throughout their pregnancy and beyond, “in different ways sitting up and also as a nursing pillow when baby arrives.”

Best velvet U-shaped pregnancy pillow

More than 4,000 five-star reviewers rave about this velvet-covered U-shaped maternity pillow, which one says is “life-changing.” Another reviewer, who says it “feels like a hug,” likes that the cover is “super soft and warm but [that they] don’t get too hot laying with it.” While they use the pillow for hip pain (rather than pregnancy), they report having “the best sleep I can ever remember having” after purchasing it. Another reviewer on her fourth pregnancy says this is “the best prego pillow I’ve bought” because “the cover is really plush” and the pillow itself “hugs perfectly with extra room to double up the ends.” And plenty of reviewers appreciate that the cover is easy to clean, including a reviewer who says it “seemed like it repelled pet hair.” They write, “I never felt too hot or stuffy while using it, and I like that it can be [adjusted] in different [positions] … Everyone needs one of these!”

Best memory-foam U-shaped pregnancy pillow

Reviewers looking for a bit more support love this Milliard pregnancy pillow, which is filled with shredded memory foam. A reviewer with sleep apnea who bought it to stop them from rolling onto their back at night says it’s “firm … My entire body is supported.” (They like it so much that they’re considering “ordering a second for my boyfriend’s house. I know I won’t be able to sleep anywhere peacefully without it.”) It even helped another reviewer who typically tosses and turns in the night sleep soundly. “I laid down into instant comfort. It supports me everywhere I need it to. I was asleep within minutes and got a solid seven hours of sleep with barely any turning over,” they write. And a third pregnant reviewer likes that the memory foam helps them “get into the right position. It helps me fall asleep fast and stay asleep (as much as possible).”

Best extra-long U-shaped pregnancy pillow