For the last few weeks I’ve been trying a new pregnancy pillow, a Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow. With my first pregnancy with Toddler H I had a long straight 5 foot pregnancy pillow, but this time my back and hip problems, along with SPD, all started much earlier and I knew I needed to try something different. The Dream Genii seemed to fit the bill perfectly, it had amazing reviews and had won umpteen awards, and the Internet forums are filled with people recommending it.
Dreamgenii Pregnancy Pillow Review
I was shocked at how small the packaging was, but it’s folded in really well! The dreamgenii just looks comfy as it comes out of the packaging.
It’s much neater than I expected, for some reason I expected a pillow that took up our entire kind size bed, but it really doesn’t.
Why do so many people recommend the dreamgenii pregnancy support pillow?
The dreamgenii has a lot of support in that small package…
- It supports you me bump, back and knees
- Keeps you on your left side and supports you there
- Stops you rolling onto your back
- Can also be used for feeding baby
I really love the back support, that is exactly what I had been really missing, it’s such a support and so reassuring knowing I’m on my left and comfy. Lying on your left is better for mummy and baby’s blood flow and something I did easily in my first pregnancy, but this time around I kept waking to find myself on my right of waking in agony from hips and lying on my right to get some relief, something I hated doing.
Using the dreamgenii…
It was so comfy, actually the first and second nights I used it, I didn’t have it in quite the right position so I was waking and a bit uncomfy at times, however by the third night I’d figured it out and it has helped my back and hips so so so much more than I could have imagined. I think the back support has a lot to do with it and stopping me being in a funny position with bump pulling me out of alignment.
It’s actually very easy to use, I think my issue was putting the back support in the right pace and figuring out where my knees went.
There are some instructions on the packaging to help you…
Use as a feeding support…
I haven’t obviously used it as this yet, but am looking forward to in the next month or so. It looks like a perfect support from the picture and also the isn’t ructions so simple. I used a V-shaped cushion for feeding Toddler H, and struggled mounting cushions behind my back, but this looks lovely and simple.
I’ll write a bit about using the dreamgenii as a feeding pillow once Baby #2 is here and we’re hopefully breastfeeding nicely.
Dreamgenii pregnancy support pillow verdict:
I definitely recommend the dreamgenii. I actually find it incredibly comfy, those first few nights were just teething troubles and to be honest my back and hips were so out of sync at that point they really were terrible. Now, touch wood(!), I’m really not having much trouble, waking every hour or two for the toilet or a slightly sore hip, but after adjusting the pillow slightly I go straight back to sleep. The back support is a huge advantage and really does push me into a nice aligned and supported position.
Have you got a Dream Genii or another pregnancy pillow?
PS. We were sent the Dreamgenii for the proposes of this unbiased review! All opinions are my own!