For pregnant women, it is must have a pregnancy pillow since it helps to maintain proper body position so that a woman can sleep comfortably at nights as the weight of the baby makes it difficult for a woman to sleep comfortably and this is the reason why often pregnant women have pains in neck, back or stomach sides. Once you determine your type of pregnancy pillow, you can follow some of these tips to use it perfectly and bear in mind that most of the pregnancy pillows are designed for women to sleep on their sides;
The first step would be to read the instructions manual of the pillow and it can vary between the types of pillow such as C-shaped or U shaped pillows can have different instructions than wedge-shaped pregnancy pillows. You can see the pictures of a woman shown using the pillow and this helps you getting started however you might feel comfortable at a different position.
In order to maintain best positions for your neck and spine, make sure that when you lie down on the bed, you position the pillow so that your spine and neck are straight no matter if you are sleeping on your side as if this is not the case, it can cause neck and back aches and even pain in the shoulders
Now try to position your belly on the pillow in such a way that it rests on the pillow without causing any discomfort to your body such as the pains caused by the weight of the belly. Make sure you are in a comfortable position for your stomach by placing it on the edges of the pillow.
In a case of a full body length pillow, you might want to place a part of the pillow between your legs or ankles thus helping you to release pressure from your joints as feet also get hurt while a mom is pregnant.
Most of the pillows are designed so that a part of the pillow rests on your back and thus you need to make sure that a part of the pillow is supporting your back and keeping it straight and this part also makes sure that you do not sleep on your back position while in sleep as it is not generally recommended for pregnant women.