Relationship between postural cushions and pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of great transformation for a woman's body, which can be accompanied by a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as back, neck and shoulder pain and knee pain. The use of postural pillows during pregnancy has become increasingly common in recent years as a solution to alleviate these symptoms and improve sleep quality.
A 2018 study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science showed that using proper pillows during pregnancy can reduce lower back pain and improve sleep quality. The study involved 60 pregnant women, divided into a control group and an experimental group, the latter was made to use a postural cushion. After four weeks of use, the experimental group showed a significant improvement in back pain and sleep quality compared to the control group.
Another 2019 study published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth looked at the effectiveness of different types of posture pillows during pregnancy. The study involved 45 pregnant women and compared the use of various types of pillows, testifying to the fact that sleeping posture even during pregnancy is essential for one's psycho-physical well-being.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends the use of proper pillows during pregnancy to help maintain proper sleeping posture and reduce pressure on the back and sides, especially recommending the use of pillows to support the head , neck and the knees.
There are several types available in the market, but only a few are specifically designed for pregnant women. To the common C-shaped pillow which has the function of mainly supporting the hips and knees, we at Cipoxpat have studied and improved, as an alternative, the leg pillow which has the same function with a very small footprint. Last but not least the possibility, given its size, to be used even after pregnancy without cluttering up the bed.
Furthermore, there are some precautions that pregnant women should take when using this type of pillow, for example, it is important to choose those that are not too soft or too firm and that offer adequate support to the head, neck and knees. Also, it's important to avoid sleeping on your back during pregnancy, as this can cause circulation problems and pressure on the inferior vena cava.
In conclusion, using postural pillows during pregnancy can help reduce lower back pain and improve sleep quality. Relying on all-Italian quality cushions, designed and produced with respect for the environment, can be an excellent idea to start off on the right foot to "educate" and "support" the new offspring on the way.