During pregnancy it is recommended that women sleep on their side. In the latter stages, the weight of the baby actually twists the spine and exerts more than normal pressure in surrounding muscles. The result is back pain and severe discomfort.
Sleeping or resting with the Pregnancy Pillow taking the weight of the baby, is not only more comfortable and relaxing, but it also allows the back muscles to relax, thus reducing back pain. When lying on the side, the pillow is placed under the tummy where the specially contoured shape will gently support the baby and take the strain off the back.