It’s by Design: The Best Pregnancy Pillow You Can Buy and Why
Face-down pregnancy pillows have revolutionized the way expectant mothers find comfort.
Pregnancy leads to changes in a woman’s hormones and posture — these hormonal and biomechanical changes are the reason so many expecting moms experience pains and aches in their lower back.
But lying face-down isn’t just a great source of pain relief. Studies have found that “prone position”, as it’s called in the medical world, also improves oxygen saturation, and reduces both systolic blood pressure and respiratory rates. Research has long shown that the position is beneficial as well as safe for pregnant women, but — historically speaking — there was really no way for expectant moms to lie comfortably face-down without also endangering the baby.
Enter face-down pregnancy pillows: the only way for pregnant women to benefit from a decompressed spine and suspended, belly-down position, even with a growing tummy. While there’s an entire market of pregnancy pillows (several of which are also designed to allow women to lie on their stomachs), there are key characteristics of Tummy Cradle that place it above the rest:
Tummy Cradle lets you bend at the most natural angle.
Tummy Cradle doesn’t have a built-in leg decline because we realize no two bodies are the same — forcing your pelvis to tilt at a single, non-adjustable angle prevents you from finding the most natural and comfortable position. Without the leg support, you’re able to assume a more neutral position, taking the most amount of pressure off your back.
Tummy Cradle has built-in ventilation.
Tummy Cradle features a side ventilation system within the face pillow, allowing expectant mothers to breath easy without craning their necks. By resting your face on the fuzzy face pillow, you can lie peacefully in a dark and quiet environment — with a completely straight spine and a consistent flow of fresh air. The slight pressure on your forehead and temples also releases stress held in your face, allowing for maximum relaxation.
Tummy Cradle is inflatable.
Traditional maternity pillows are often filled with materials, like polyester fiber or microbeads, that can make pregnant women feel sweaty and unsupported. Tummy Cradle uses only air as its filling, allowing it to contour naturally to your exact, unique shape. Plus, it can be inflated or deflated as needed to cradle your growing belly comfortably in every trimester.
Because it deflates to a compact size, Tummy Cradle is also easy to store. At only 3.2 pounds, it can easily travel with you to any destination inside or outside your home.
Expecting Mothers Can Expect Fewer Pregnancy Pains
We’ve heard it all before: Tummy Cradle was developed by four chiropractors after hearing pregnant patients describe the persistent aches in their lower back. The weight of a baby in your tummy certainly makes a difference!
Our face-down pregnancy pillow not only alleviates back pain, but also presents an opportunity for future moms to relax in weightless bliss. Pregnancy can be a magical time, and we aim to limit the amount of challenges pregnant women face on a daily basis — so mommas-to-be can enjoy every minute of the process.