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Are maternity pillows a passion killer?

I’ve got to that stage of my second pregnancy where I need a helping hand in the bedroom. I’ve been using the duvet to make a pillow under my bump but my husband is starting to complain about the lack of duvet (because I’ve obviously been using his quota of duvet!). However I can’t quite bring myself to resurrect my maternity pillow from its place in the loft. Not that it wasn’t useful, it’s just really un-sexy. Do you agree?

I’m not at the stage where I want to cover my pregnant tummy in an old ladies-style nightie but there seems little available to make me feel good and a maternity pillow, or third person as I like to call it, is also unwelcome. Perhaps if I covered it in hot pink fabric, or leopard print or leather it might help. But I doubt it.

I’ve never particularly found them useful for feeding purposes either although some of my friends swear by them. Perhaps I’ll consign it to the pile of useless products that get loads of coverage and make you think you need them but you don’t really.

Another thing keeping me awake at night is reflux. I’ve never suffered from it before but the last few weeks I’ve been awake several times with a burning feeling in my throat. It’s deeply unpleasant and I’m beginning to dread going to bed at night. I’ve been trying out the advice I’ve received via twitter, stocked up on Rennie and Gaviscon and stopped eating late at night. Wish me luck.


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    Pippa Ainsworth
    October 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I think when you’re at the stage of pregnancy where a maternity pillow is a passion killer then you probably don’t need to worry about the passion being killed 🙂

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      October 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment which made me laugh 🙂 I’m definitely at the stage where I want my body back!

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    kelly atherton
    May 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I didnt have a proper maternity pillow but 1 of the very large v neck pillows…..honestly can say my thehubby despised it but also accepted it at the same time….although ive now got rid of the super huge 3rd like person in our bed, ive now adapted to a 3rd pillow to get comfy……and im not preggers any more) 😀

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