It is often difficult to walk and uncomfortable to sit or lie down during pregnancy. Volumetric belly does not allow to take a comfortable position.
It is often difficult to walk and uncomfortable to sit or lie down during pregnancy. Volumetric abdomen does not allow to take a comfortable position. During this period, a special support or roller of a certain shape will become a real salvation. Such a pillow will help you to stay comfortably and have a wonderful rest. If there is no desire to spend money on such a product, then using special instructions and small skills in sewing will turn out a great pillow for pregnant women with their own hands.
Such a device is useful not only during pregnancy, but also for feeding the child in the future.
During this period, a special support or roller of a certain shape will become a real salvation.
Such a pillow will help you to stay comfortably and have a wonderful rest.
If you don’t want to spend money on such a product, then using special instructions and small skills in sewing will make a great pillow.
What is a pillow for pregnant?
For a good night’s sleep, a posture in which the body relaxes as much as possible and normal blood flow is ensured. During pregnancy, a growing belly creates stress on the spine, which contributes to the curvature and the appearance of muscle clamps. An orthopedic pillow helps to keep the body in a comfortable position, which helps to relax the back muscles.
For a good night’s sleep, a posture in which the body is most relaxed is needed
During pregnancy, a growing belly creates stress on the spine, which contributes to the curvature and the appearance of muscle clamps.
Orthopedic pillow helps to keep the body in a comfortable position, which helps to relax the back muscles
Such textile accessories have the following advantages:
- It helps to find a comfortable position for pregnant women to sleep, rest, eat, watch a movie or read books.
- Reduces the load on the spine, which is especially important from the second trimester. The roller is used as a support for the legs, sides or under the waist.
- This pillow option can be put under the belly, which will not cause any discomfort.
- The pillow is distributed evenly, which relieves the muscles.
Tip! After the birth of the baby, it is used for feeding. With its help, you can free your hands, which will ease the pressure on your back. From the roller, you can create a place to sleep and play baby.
What are the shapes and sizes?
Before you decide how to sew a pillow for pregnant women with your own hands, you need to pay attention to some important points:
- Roller shapes and bends. Orthopedic products take into account the anatomical features of a pregnant woman. They can be used to rest in a sitting or reclining position. In the future, the pillow is used for child care.
- The dimensions of the product depend on the height of the woman and the dimensions of the bed. It is necessary to determine the width of the roller and the total length.
The size of the product depends on the height of the woman and the dimensions of the bed.
It is necessary to determine the width of the roller and the total length
During pregnancy, you must trust your own feelings, which during this period are exacerbated
Tip! During pregnancy, you need to trust your own feelings, which during this period are exacerbated. It is worth more to trust your body and choose a posture that is more like. After all, discomfort is felt with the wrong blood flow.
How to use a pillow for pregnant women?
For a comfortable sleep should find a convenient location. Since at this time the muscles should be relaxed, then you need to put a pillow on the most intense areas of the body:
- For lower back pain, it is important to relieve the spine. You can lie on one side and put your foot, which is on top of the roller.
For a comfortable sleep should find a convenient location. Since at this time the muscles must be relaxed, then you need to put a pillow on the most intense areas of the body
- If your legs are tired and swollen, you can put a pillow under your ankles or knees.
- When the inconvenience in the neck, put a roller under it. This allows you to stretch and relax the vertebrae.
Such a pillow is multi-functional. With its help, you can feed the baby, as well as put him to bed, limiting the bed with a high roller. But this can be done until the child can turn himself.
Tip! If a woman is sleeping on her back, then the fetus will squeeze the inferior vena cava, which will lead to poor health and blood supply problems. According to statistics, about 27% of women prefer to rest on their backs.
Pillow for pregnant women of any kind is easily done with your own hands. Such a product can have a variety of forms - horseshoes, boomerangs, bagels or bananas.
Tip! In order not to purchase different types of rollers, you can purchase a version of the transformer. It consists of three elements. These are two straight parts and a bagel. They can be combined in the form of a horseshoe, smooth roller or boomerang.
U pillow - the figurative form differs in multifunctionality. The curved shape allows you to support the body from two sides, and also helps to relax.
In position on the side of its position along the bed. At the same time in the place of bending is the head. To rest with your legs raised - the ends of the product are crossed under the knees. The lover will often like to turn over such a product, as it does not need to be moved. With this option, the back and abdomen are supported evenly, and the load is distributed correctly.
When feeding mother is located inside the horseshoe, and one edge is bent under the back of the baby. The shape of the pillow will help the baby comfortably at his first attempts to sit down.
For such an overall product requires a spacious bed. The product is made in various modifications. The length is 280, 340 or 380 cm. The width of the roller often has a standard size - 35 cm.
U-shaped pillow is multi-functional
Product - bagel
So called roller C - shaped. It is used as follows: laid along the bed, one bend is located under the body, and the second under the knees. The stomach is located in the center of the letter. After giving birth in this space, you can put the baby to sleep.
The product - a bagel - the so-called roller C - shaped
Roller in the form of the letter G
Such a product has a curved end. It fits along the body. In this case, the bend may be at the head or feet. There are such variations of the product: roller straight shape or in the form of a hook.
Roller in the form of the letter D - such a product has a curved end. It fits along the body.
This roller is a soft corner, which is located under the back, abdomen, legs, or under the neck. It can be folded into a horseshoe or straightened in a straight line. The advantages of this product include compactness and mobility. You can take a similar trip with you.
This option is used with limited space. It differs from an even roller in a small bend. It can be placed under the back, under the legs, as well as around the abdomen.
This roller does not take up much space. It is suitable for sleeping on the side and with it you can rest in a reclining position.
It is worth paying special attention to the contents of the pillow. The filler should be safe for the mother and for the unborn baby.
Often used holofiber, which is a synthetic fluff. The material consists of helical filaments, which, when compressed, are compacted, and when the load is eliminated, they take on their original shape. Due to this property, the material is successfully used for orthopedic products.
It is worth paying special attention to the contents of the pillow.
Synthetic fluff is a springy and soft filler. It is easy to crush it, but it quickly assumes its original position. This material retains heat well and lets air through. This avoids the greenhouse effect.
As a filler, polystyrene balls having a diameter of 1 mm are used. Such products are more rigid. They keep their shape well and they can be given any shape. Polystyrene is considered an excellent insulator. It prevents heat loss. Therefore, in the heat on such material the body sweats.
Good quality should have material for pillowcases. It should be natural and pleasant to the touch. It is better to choose calico or cotton.
Tip! The holofiber contains no synthetic glue, so it can be attributed to hypoallergenic materials. And when choosing a polystyrene filler, you need to take into account that the balls make rustling sounds.
How to sew a pillow yourself
Anatomical rollers are not cheap. Therefore, the perfect solution would be a pillow for pregnant women, made by hand. For this you will need patterns and high-quality material. Creating a useful product necessarily includes the following steps:
- Draw a suitable pattern. It is important to consider the length of the product, as well as the width of each roller.
- Made cutting material. For sewing you need two elements of the same shape.
- The resulting forms need to stitch on the perimeter from the wrong side. On the one hand, you need to leave a small area without lines. Through it, the pillowcase is turned inside out and filled with filler.
On the one hand, you need to leave a small area without lines. Through it, the pillowcase turns out and fills
Tip! For such a product, you need to immediately sew two pillowcases, which are performed on the same patterns, but with a small allowance.
Pillow for pregnant women with their own hands involves the study of the master class, which begins with the preparation of materials and tools:
- sewing machine, needles and threads;
- scissors and pencils;
- drawing paper;
- fabrics for products and pillowcases;
The fabric should not cause allergic reactions. As an option, you can choose flax, cotton or calico. And for pillowcases you can use knitwear, velor or plush. If time permits, then a luxurious pillowcase can be knitted with your own hands.
The filler must also have hypoallergenic properties. A good option is a holofiber. But you can apply other materials: foam, cotton wool, sintepon or buckwheat husk. To fasten the pillowcase, you will need a velcro, a snake or buttons.
The filler must also have hypoallergenic properties.
Tip! Holofiber is resistant to all mites and parasites. It does not absorb odors, but it should be borne in mind that it is afraid of getting wet. Buckwheat husk is considered an environmentally friendly material.
Stages of work
The easiest option is a traditional pillow for pregnant women in the shape of a horseshoe. Run like this:
- The pattern is drawn on paper and cut out. The fabric folds in half. The front side is laid inside. The center of the pattern is connected with a bend of matter.
- The pattern is transferred to the fabric.
- The fabric should be fixed with pins.
- From the fabric, you need to cut two pieces that are turned upside down and fastened with pins.
- Details are swept along the lines of the outline and stitched on a typewriter.
- Only a small area is left unfinished.
- The case must be stitched with a straight line along the entire contour, and the cuts are processed with overlock, overlay stitching or zigzag.
- The cover is turned on the outside.
- Through the hole left fit filler. Then it is sewn up.
In a similar way you can sew products of any other shape.
Using the patterns, sewn pillowcases. For them it is necessary to leave small allowances. In a similar way you can sew products of any other shape.
When discomfort appears, you need to find out its cause. Orthopedic accessories are designed to reduce discomfort in the knees, ankles, abdomen or shoulders. If one spot hurts for a long time, perhaps the problem is poor posture, poor diet, or lifting weights.
Textile accessories must be of high quality and have a smooth finish.
When pain in several places is to choose a product of small size and wedge-shaped. If there is a general discomfort, you can purchase a full-length pillow or a curved shape.
Textile accessories must be of high quality and have a smooth coating. You need to touch it and try to fold it to determine if the padding material does not loosen.
During sleep, you should support your neck and head. In this case, the spine will be in a level position. Twisted posture will cause pain symptoms in the shoulders or neck.
You can not use a pillow to support the baby, if he can move himself. Also, do not use it as a child’s bedding, if it is not intended for child use.
Do not use it as a child’s bedding if it is not intended for child use.
The study of the useful properties and characteristics of the orthopedic product will create a comfortable environment for any pregnant woman. And the instruction for self-tailoring will help to make a high-quality, comfortable and multifunctional pillow on your own, using only available materials.