Pregnancy Pillow For Hip Pain

Sleep can be difficult to come by when you’re pregnant. And yet, adequate sleep is important for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. How do expecting mothers reconcile this dilemma?

There are a handful of things you can do to combat sleeplessness during pregnancy. You could implement a good bedtime routine, take a warm bath, engage in physical activity during the day, keep your bedroom cool, and choose a comfortable mattress. And, of course, getting some extra support from a pregnancy pillow can be a game-changer in terms of sleep during pregnancy.

What helps hip pain during pregnancy while sleeping?

Using pillows to support your abdomen and upper leg can alleviate uncomfortableness while sleeping. If lying on your side worsens your hip pain, place a pillow or blanket at the small of your back and sleep leaning against it. This will reduce pressure on the hip you are sleeping on.

A pregnancy pillow is a pillow designed specifically to support a pregnant body in sleep. The strain of extra weight and a growing belly can place strain on a woman’s back and joints, especially the hips, knees, and ankles. This strain can add to the difficulty of sleep during pregnancy. But a pregnancy pillow adds support in all the right places so you can stay comfortable throughout the night – and finally get some of those elusive snoozes in.

How We Chose the Best Pregnancy Pillow for Hip Pain

We selected this list of pregnancy pillows based on extensive research of medically reviewed sources and consumer reviews. All of these products were highly recommended, with a diversity of shapes, styles, and materials included for you to choose from.

All products listed here include important features for a quality pregnancy pillow, including capabilities to support hips, belly, back, knees, or even ankles. They are all reasonably priced (without sacrificing quality) and versatile to support multiple parts of your body (some all at the same time, others just one at a time). They also can all adjust and adapt support, so they can grow with you during your pregnancy.

Of course, for the sake of this article, the focus of our pillow selection is specific to products that provide adequate relief from hip pain during pregnancy. But all products are capable of relieving pressure in other areas, as well.

PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow, Grey U-Shape Full Body Pillow and Maternity Support - Support for Back, Hips, Legs, Belly for Pregnant Women
Price : $49.95
Features :

  • Our U shaped body pillow helps support your back, hips, knees, neck, and head to help ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, sciatica, fibromyalgia, gastric reflux, and more.
  • The pregnancy pillow features a detachable extension that can be used as its own full body pillow, or attached the main body pillow for additional back or belly support, making this an excellent pillow for pregnant women and just about anyone else!
  • This maternity pillow measures 53″ inches long, 31″ inches wide, and 7″ inches high, making this the ideal contoured support pillow for your back, belly, legs, and neck… all in one!
  • MORE THAN JUST A PILLOW FOR PREGNANT WOMEN – This full body pillow is perfect for ANYONE needing more support, recovering from surgery, or tired of having to use separate pillows to support their head, neck, legs, and back
  • Try the PharMeDoc U-Shaped maternity pillow today, RISK-FREE. You’re covered by our lifetime manufacturer warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 7 Inches
Width 53 Inches
Length 31 Inches
Weight 6.5256829552 Pounds
Contour Legacy Leg & Knee Foam Support Pillow - Soothing Pain Relief for Sciatica, Back, Hips, Knees, Joints - As Seen on TV
Price : $24.99
Features :

  • ORTHOPEDIC LEG PILLOW TO HELP REDUCE BACK, HIP, LEG, KNEE & SCIATICA NERVE DISCOMFORT- As a side sleeper, you don’t sleep perfectly straight. Your top leg drops in front of you putting pressure on your back, your hip joints twist & your knees touch, causing pain. The Contour Legacy Pillow is the best leg pillow cushion for those looking for relief as the cushion comfortably supports your legs & knees to provide proper sleeping alignment & positioning to eliminate those painful pressure points.
  • THE ONLY LEG PILLOW THAT SUPPORTS BOTH YOUR LEGS & KNEES – When we first invented our leg pillow back in the early 90’s (the hour glass shape that so many companies have now copied), our goal was to improve sleeping alignment to reduce pain. The leg pillow was invented to help reduce pressure that occurs from bad sleeping posture which causes discomfort. Years later we realized that cushioning & supporting BOTH your legs & knees are important in maintaining proper alignment to help reduce pain.
  • VENTILATED MEMORY FOAM ALLOWS AIR TO CIRCULATE FOR A COOLER NIGHTS SLEEP – Unlike traditional memory foam leg pillow that are designed to absorb your body heat in order to compress, the Contour Legacy Leg Pillow is designed with ventilated air holes in the memory foam that promote air circulation throughout the night. The temperature regulating foam technology pushes the heat outwards away from your body, to prevent you from feeling like you are overheating.
  • SLEEP COMFORTABLY IN ANY POSITION & MOVE FREELY THROUGH THE NIGHT – Unlike tradition knee pillows, the Contour Legacy features a true ergonomic design with its soft curves & crescent shape to fit men & women comfortably. Without requiring hazardous, circulation restricting straps, the precise tether of the pillow contours to fit the natural shape of your legs. This allows the foam leg pillow to contour to your shape without restricting movement or requiring you to sleep in a certain position.
  • 1 Year Customer Care Manfuacturer Warranty Product Protection

Additional Info :

Color Memory Foam
Item Dimensions
Height 9.5 Inches
Width 6 Inches
Length 10 Inches
Weight 0.4375 pounds
Boppy Cuddle Pregnancy Pillow with Removable, Breathable Cover | Gray Basket Weave | Plush Contoured Support | Prenatal and Postnatal Positioning
Price : $39.79
Features :

  • CONTOURED DESIGN: Unique contoured shape for versatile comfort and designed to follow the shape of your body and cradle you where you need it
  • SUPPORT PRE AND POST BIRTH: Provides support and alignment for your head and neck, baby bump and legs or back and legs
  • MACHINE WASHABLE WITH REMOVABLE PILLOW COVER: Machine washable pillow and easy-zip removable, machine washable cover for simple care
  • BREATHABLE PILLOW COVER: The Cuddle Pillow comes dressed in a removable, soft fabric slipcover for cool breathability on warm nights

Additional Info :

Color Gray Basket Weave
Item Dimensions
Height 7 Inches
Width 25 Inches
Length 26 Inches
Weight 2.72 Pounds
Release Date 2020-09-10T00:00:01Z
Momcozy Pregnancy Pillows for Side Sleeping, J Shaped Maternity Body Pillow for Pregnancy, Soft Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover for Head Neck Belly Support, Grey
Price : $33.99
Features :

  • Ideal Pregnant Pillow for Side Sleeping: The J-shaped body pillow with skin-friendly synthetic fiber filler, is designed to replace the need for ordinary bed pillows while providing more professional support. Enjoy yourself with this comfortable pregnancy pillow from head to toe allows you to relax and restore physical strength, reducing pressure points for side sleeping.
  • Adjustable for Space-saving: Momcozy pregnancy pillow doesn’t invade too much of your partner’s personal space, but still provides your growing belly and body with the support it needs. Compared with other large maternity pillows, the maternity pillow is portable enough to use in your office or car.
  • Versatile for All Your Needs: The ergonomically shaped softness pregnancy body pillow greatly relieves aches in the head, neck, belly, and back while sleeping on the side. Angle adjustable design allows you to choose one direction that fits you most no matter when you’re lounging on the couch, watching TV, reading, or just relaxing.
  • Breathable Fabric for Long Comfort: Made from 100% polyester for ultimate softness and coziness, this full body pillow is ideal even for people with sensitive skin, or other medical conditions. The stretch fabric makes this pillow won’t go flat over time while providing the proper orthopedic neck support.
  • Durable & Machine Washable: Adopted with breathable jersey material and large double smooth zippers, the pregnancy pillow cover is easy to remove for cleaning. It is also machine washable and durable even after multiple times washing.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 7 Inches
Width 28 Inches
Length 40 Inches
2 in1 Pregnancy Pillows, Chiro Designed Maternity Pillow with 100% Cotton Cover, Pregnancy Body Pillow & Pregnancy Wedge to Support Belly, Knees and Hips - Portable Full Body Pillow for Pregnant Women
Price : $46.95
Features :

  • ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY: There’s nothing more amazing than carrying your own baby – but everyone knows that it can still be uncomfortable! Make your pregnancy just a little more enjoyable with this BelliPod maternity pillow, which has been designed to provide full body support to make you more comfortable and help you sleep peacefully.
  • UNBEATABLE, FULL BODY SUPPORT: Created by a Chiropractor, our patented design wedge pillow supports your belly and baby while the long pillow supports your knees and hips for a more comfortable sleep. The wedge has both soft and firm memory foam sides for your preference, and you can use your favorite neck pillow for ultimate comfort!
  • ULTRA-SOFT AND LUXURIOUS: Achieve maximum rest and relaxation with these maternity pillows for sleeping, which have been carefully crafted with 100% jersey cotton that is luxuriously soft on the skin, and will minimize sweating. Both the wedge pillows and body pillows will never lose their shape, and the cover is removable and machine washable.
  • SHARED COMFORT: Chances are, you want to enjoy your pregnancy with another – and our body pillows for adults allow just that! Can also be used under your knees while sitting, this not so giant pillow allows your husband, significant other, or your other children to snuggle up against you for tons of affection.
  • RELAXATION ANYWHERE YOU NEED IT: Whether you’re on bed rest or still going on vacation, these pregnancy pillows are perfect to provide the support you need anywhere. Our memory foam body pillow is portable so that you can take it to the couch, or pack it in a car to take it on weekend getaways, ensuring you always get a good night’s sleep.
  • CREATE THE PERFECT SLEEPING POSTURE: Sleeping on your side might be a new thing for a lot of women. Many also experience discomfort during pregnancy, so it may take some time to get used to using your new pillow & sleeping in the correct position.

Additional Info :

Color Gray Marle
Item Dimensions
Height 7 Inches
Width 12 Inches
Length 47 Inches
Weight 2.1 Pounds
Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow for Sleeping - Prevents Knee Clashing - Hip, Lower Back, Leg, and Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Pillows for Side Sleepers
Price : $26.95
Features :

  • Adapts to Your Body for a Customized Fit: Our leg pillow is made from soft yet dense memory foam, which adjusts to the shape of your lower body, creating a support system for your knees and legs
  • Prevents Knee Clashing and Discomfort: The hour glass shape makes it the perfect pillow for between legs when sleeping. It has a dual curved design to cradle each leg, providing separation for an ideal sleeping position
  • Pressure Relief for Your Lower Body: Our knee pillow for side sleepers provides a soft, supportive foundation for your lower body, relieving pressure and pain in your hips, legs, and lower back
  • Ideal During and After Pregnancy: Pregnancy can make lying down and sleeping uncomfortable. Our leg pillow for side sleepers helps to support an optimal sleeping position for better comfort
  • No Longer Wake with Back Pain: Poor sleeping posture is a major cause of waking with back pain. Use our knee pillows for sleeping for back pain to keep your spine properly aligned for optimal comfort
  • Stays Put All Night Long: Our knee wedge pillow has an adjustable strap to keep it from moving, even if you toss and turn during the night, providing continual support as you sleep
  • Certified Safe Materials: In our commitment to providing you with high quality items, our memory foam hip pillow has been tested by OEKO-TEX to earn their coveted STANDARD 100 label; meaning every component of our knee support pillow is certified safe and harmless
  • Included Earplugs for Undisturbed Sleep: Whether you’re sleeping at home or on a trip, we’ve included 2 pairs of memory foam earplugs with every one of our pillow for legs to help you get the uninterrupted sleep you deserve
  • Sleep Cool and Comfortable: Our leg pillow for lower back pain will not retain heat as the soft and breathable cover allows air to circulate so you experience cooler sleep
  • Stays Fresh Night After Night: We made it easy to keep your memory foam knee pillow feeling fresh. Simply unzip and remove the cover and toss in the washing machine, then tumble dry

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 8 Inches
Width 6 Inches
Length 10.5 Inches
Weight 0.9 Pounds
EKLO by PharMeDoc Pregnancy Wedge Pillow -Maternity Belly Pillow – Belly Wedge Memory Foam Support for Back, Belly, Knees – Mom to be Gifts - Includes Soft Velvet Cover - Grey
Price : $24.95
Features :

  • COMFORT – Helps relieve pregnancy discomfort for pregnant women in any trimester. Use the PharMeDoc pregnancy wedge pillow to support your belly, back, or knees.
  • THE RIGH SIZE – High quality memory foam and versatile design makes this an all-around essential maternity wedge pillow, belly pillow, knee pillow, or back pillow for pregnancy. An ideal choice if you are seeking back support, or even want to prevent yourself from rolling onto your baby bump while you sleep.
  • HELPS CIRCULATION – Adequate belly support helps reduce swelling in your hands, legs, and feet by improving circulation and relieving pressure and stress. Open-cell memory foam promotes airflow and ventilation to help you stay cool and comfortable all night long.
  • PRATICAL – Includes a super soft velvet pillow cover that is zipper-removable and machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • RELIABLE QUALITY – The PharMeDoc MommyWedge pregnancy pillow makes an excellent gift for pregnant women or baby shower. Every PharMeDoc product is covered by a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE and renowned quality.
  • TRY IT NOW – Improve your rest and sleep risk free. If you are not satisfied, just contact us and we will make it right.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 5 Inches
Width 15 Inches
Length 13.5 Inches
Weight 0.81 Pounds
Luna Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain - Memory Foam Wedge Contour for Side, Back & Side Sleepers - Certipur-Us & Designed in USA
Price : $25.97
Features :

  • Sciatica, Back & Hip Relief – Our knee pillow fits comfortably between your knees and provides maximum comfort and support to relieve sciatica pain, back pain and pressure on the lower back.
  • Premium Memory Foam: Certipur-us certified foam to ensure safety and quality. This is a high grade, great quality knee pillow.
  • Erconomic, Innovative Design: The knee pillow is soft and supportive, giving you a welcoming feel that stays comfortable in any position while providing liquid-like quality that contours to your body, aligns your spine and improves circulation.
  • Breathable Machine Washable Cover: The longer silkier fibers of the breathable zippered cover increases airflow so you’re always sleeping cool and is machine washable for easy cleaning
  • Designed in the USA

Additional Info :

Color White
Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Sciatica Pain Relief - Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain - NATUMAX Memory Foam Leg Pillow + Free Sleep Mask and Ear Plugs
Price : $26.99
Features :

  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The ergonomically designed memory foam pillow fits comfortably between your legs providing ideal alignment for your hips, knees and back. Simply place the pillow between your legs either above or below your knees and enjoy the Holistic pain relief instantly. Best for sciatica relief, back pain, leg pain, pregnancy, hip and joint pain.
  • MULTI-POSITIONS: Can be placed in multiple position around the knee can improve blood circulation and prevent aches and pains. Perfect for side sleepers and use during pregnancy.
  • EASY TO WASH:Breathable zippered cover is machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • LEG STRAP : Our knee pillows are equipped with leg strap that keeps the knee pillow in perfect alignment between your legs when you roll over while sleeping.
  • WHAT YOU GET: NATUMAX knee pillow, sleep Mask and ear plugs.We give 60-Day MONEY BACK Guaranteed & 18-Month Warranty and friendly customer service. IDEAL GIFT for Mother’s Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Prime Deal Day, Easter or Christmas.

Additional Info :

Color Blue
OCCObaby Pregnancy Wedge Pillow Supports Tummy, Knees, Legs & Back, Maternity Wedge Pillow for Pregnancy, Almohadas para Embarazadas, Pregnancy Belly Pillow, Pregnancy Pillow Wedge for Belly Support
Price : $28.90
Features :

  • Relieves 3rd trimester pregnancy discomfort.
  • IMPROVE CIRCULATION – Use the OCCObaby pregnancy wedge for belly support during pregnancy to help reduce swelling in your hands, legs, and feet by improving circulation and relieving pressure and stress.
  • COOLING AIR FLOW TECHNOLOGY : OCCObaby technology uses micro-holes in the foam layer of the wedge pillow for air ventilation, giving you a cooling, comfortable feel when sleeping or anytime. day and night
  • Versatile 2 SIDED Support : The reversible design of our maternity wedge pillow utilizes a soft memory foam on one side and a firm foam on the other for varying levels of support where you need it
  • BELLY SUPPORT : OCCObaby’s Pregnancy Wedge Pillows can be used under the belly, between the knees, or behind the back to provide ample support, which can reduce swelling in your hands, legs, and feet (edema)
  • PLUSH VELBOA COVER MEANS COMFORT: OCCObaby Pregnancy Wedge Pillow Cover is super soft, yet still durable and washable. Maternity time is a challenging time for comfort especially the 3rd trimester. OCCObaby made sure our pregnancy support wedge cover included the softest of fabrics. No detail is too small when it comes to giving you comfy support.
  • PORTABLE TRAVEL READY COMFORT: As a soon-to-be mom, we know you are always on-the-go. So, we’ve included a travel bag for your pregnancy wedge pillow! From the Car to the Office Chair and back home to bed, we’ve got you covered.
  • Maternity Support : Belly support pillow, back pain pillow or under knee pillow. Helps relieve nerve pain and leg numbness whether you are sleeping or just need positioning support
  • Versatile PILLOW for your needs – High quality memory foam and versatile design makes this an all-around essential maternity wedge pillow, belly pillow, knee pillow, or back pillow for pregnancy. An ideal choice if you are seeking pregnancy support and want one wedge pillow to do the job. Not bulky and hot like many large positioners.
  • Cómodas almohadas de cuña para mujer embarazada

Additional Info :

Color Gray Velvet
Item Dimensions
Height 4.5 Inches
Width 15 Inches
Length 13.2 Inches
Weight 0.6 Pounds
Side sleeping may contribute to hip pain by putting pressure on your joints. With fewer sleeping positions available during pregnancy, though, side sleeping may be your most comfortable option. If this position bothers your hips, consider sleeping with a pillow between your knees to put your legs in better alignment
At the end of pregnancy, a woman’s uterus and the baby take up a large portion of the body. If a woman lies flat on her back during labor, it’s possible to compress blood vessels underneath. That could lead to decreased circulation and a drop in the baby’s heart rate.

How Do Pregnancy Pillows Work?

Pregnancy pillows help add to comfort by taking the pressure off your joints and muscles. With pregnancy, as a woman has more and more weight to support, it can be hard on the body. It becomes tiring and can make it difficult to get a comfortable sleep at night. A pregnancy pillow offers support to any strained areas of the body, so the user can fully relax and get some good rest.

What Causes Hip Pain During Pregnancy?

Hip pain is quite common in pregnancy. It may be caused by any one – or multiple – of the following factors.

The Hormone Relaxin

During pregnancy, relaxin increases to relax the tissue throughout your body so there’s room for everything to stretch and grow. However, this can also cause discomfort in the pelvis, especially the hips and back.

Weight Gain

The added weight of a baby puts stress on your joints and bones. Doctors typically recommend most women should gain between 25-35 pounds throughout pregnancy.

Weight gain can also lead to changes in posture. You may unconsciously adjust the way you stand as your midsection becomes heavier, and this can cause joint pains. It may help to wear supportive shoes, avoid lifting too much, and take breaks when you need to. And stay active to keep your muscles healthy so they can support you.

Changes in Posture

Along with adjustments in posture that added weight and center of gravity fluctuations fuel, your posture may also change because of the relaxin produced. Relaxin acts as a cartilage and tendon relaxer, making your hips wider and your joints looser to prepare for birth. These extensive bodily changes are bound to cause some soreness and pain as your body prepares to bring a baby into the world.

Transient Osteoporosis

Found most often in women during their third trimester, transient osteoporosis involves the degradation of hip bones. The hip pain associated with this condition is often sudden and worsens over time, becoming unbearable during simple activities like walking.

Sleeping Position

Though sleeping on your side is the recommended position during pregnancy, it may add to pressure on your hips because the baby’s weight is sitting right on top.

Having a pillow placed between your knees can help align your hips for reduced pain. It may also help to have support under your belly so it doesn’t pull down to your side and increase strain on your hips.

Hip Pain Relief

While adding a pregnancy pillow to your nighttime routine is the best way to decrease hip pain from pregnancy, some women may need to make some additional lifestyle changes to find relief. With hip pain present in at least 20% of pregnancies, women have been dealing with this issue for years. They have found several solutions to try so you can find one that fits your individual needs.

Some of the most popular methods of decreasing hip pain are stretching or exercise, pain-relieving medication, warm compresses, or massage. Since each one has its own unique benefits, you could try them all to see which methods work best for you.

Stretching and Exercising

Stretching your body and maintaining a healthy weight can relieve pressure on your hips when pregnant. Stretching helps to loosen any tight muscles in your hip area, and it is also a great safe, low-intensity option for pregnant women wanting to work out. For this reason, yoga is popular with expecting mothers as low-impact workouts that loosen sore ligaments.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests pregnant women exercise for at least 150 minutes a week but only exercise enough to start sweating. If you are just beginning an exercise routine, you can start with five minutes per day to ease into it. Exercising too intensely can have negative effects on you and your baby.

Pain Relieving Medication

While being pregnant limits the medications you are allowed to take, there are still some over-the-counter pain medications that may work to relieve hip pain in pregnancy. Expectant mothers often use Tylenol, or acetaminophen as a pain reliever because it is safe for the baby and the mother even at higher doses.

Make sure to avoid NSAIDs or opiates as they could negatively impact your baby’s development or cause unnecessary complications. And of course, you should always consult your doctor before taking any new medication.

Warm Compresses

Heat therapy works perfectly for reducing joint stiffness and sore muscles by increasing blood flow to a specific area.

You can make a warm compress at home by soaking a washcloth or towel in warm (not hot) water and applying it to the area that feels the sorest. Heating pads or store-bought compresses work just as well.

Pregnancy Massage

pregnancy massage can have many benefits, such as improved quality of sleep, decreased anxiety, and decreased hip pain. These massages are safe for women past their first trimester of pregnancy and are popular for the pain relief they offer.

When to See a Doctor

If your hip pain is severe and persistent, it might be time to see a doctor. Intense hip pain that doesn’t go away can signify preterm labor or other serious complication.

How to Choose a Pregnancy Pillow for Hip Pain

Pregnancy pillows come in so many shapes and sizes, it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, look for something that can provide cushioning between your knees and/or support for your growing belly. But there are several factors to consider when searching for a pregnancy pillow.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Pregnancy Pillow

Sleep Position

Most pregnancy pillows are built to support side sleeping, as that is the preferred position recommended by doctors during pregnancy. Sleeping on your back can restrict circulation, and sleeping on your stomach becomes more difficult each week, for obvious reasons. This is why pregnancy pillows help the user to stay on their side (without rolling over one way or the other) and to stay comfortable in that position.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.