PRODUCT REVIEW – Pregna-Pillo

I’ve been thinking overnight about what should be my first product review on my blog and I have to say that this one jumps to mind immediately.

This was a product that I was asked to try out and review for a popular baby website and I have to say that it is one of those products I just would never have gone out and purchased in life due to the cost considering the short life cycle of the product BUT it is probably the best maternity product I have ever used and these really should be handed out by physios on the NHS for its benefits to SPD sufferers.

I have now passed mine onto a friend who is currently struggling with SPD and she has had the same surprising results

Here is what the manufacturers say

Pregna-Pillo Pregnancy Pillow

Pregna-Pillo Pregnancy Pillow

New Pregna-Pillo is the most advanced pregnancy pillow available.
It cups and cradles your baby bump as it rests snugly on its unique concave shape.
Allows improved blood flow to the placenta.
Prevents swelling in the ankles and feet.
If you suffer from back pain and pelvic pain,
the Pregna-Pillo provides you with critical support enabling your back and spine to remain supported in a straighter, less stressed position.
Pregna-Pillo comes with a  removable,  100 % machine washable, polycotton cover.
Dimensions: Width 35cm x Length 20cm x Depth 10cm

Quantity:

£24.99Price:
£0.00P&P: 

Here is my full review

I have to say that I was somewhat dubious when trying this product; how much can a pillow really help when you have SPD?

I have previously tried the traditional wedge pillow and found that it hasn’t really helped with my pain but has enabled me to get a bit more comfortable to fall to sleep and I expected this product to do pretty much the same thing.

The product information suggests it is best used for bigger bumps and will take a couple of nights to become accustomed to it. I can understand this, due to the contour shape in the middle of the pillow there has to be some thickness to get your bump onto it, rather than a wedge that begins at nothing and graduates upwards. With a 33 week bump it wasn’t any trouble to get onto and felt really no more awkward using this than sleeping in general in the third trimester.

Once on the pillow I didn’t get an instant relief or feel suddenly as though I was floating on a cloud but I really felt the effects of using it the next morning. My SPD has now reached the point where I need crutches to get around on my bad days and I have a support belt to take the weight off of my bump;. It hurts constantly and to move is a challenge. The first thing I noticed when I woke up on that first morning was the fact that I was facing the opposite direction to the one I had fallen asleep in, this is unusual as under normal circumstances I would have woken up in order to roll over and it would have caused pain in the process. Not reading too much into it I got out of bed and did notice a reduction in the pain level I normally suffer with.

In the 3 days I have now been using the product I have found that I can get up in the morning with relative ease and with such a reduced pain level that sometimes I will go to do something expecting it to hurt and it just doesn’t! I have also found that my pain levels during the day start at such a lower level that I am able to do more and walk further – I have even managed to take my 2 year old to the park and it has been months since I have been able to do that.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a miracle product, it’s not going to take your SPD away but I can’t believe I am writing that it really HAS made mine A LOT better – so much so that when I saw a physiotherapist yesterday I told her all about it.

When you are comparing product prices with a wedge this does seem much more expensive but it is worth the extra expense. When you have SPD it’s pretty miserable and I only wish I had tried this product earlier and in my first pregnancy, where my SPD was relatively mild.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product highly for anyone that is pregnant to help relieve those aches and pains. I would honestly say it is more than worth the retail cost because if you are like me you will be pleasantly surprised with the results!


Avalible here – http://www.pregna-pillo.co.uk/products-page/

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