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
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/