The Boppy Custom Fit Total Body Pregnancy Pillow just wasn’t for me. While I was only four months into my pregnancy, I am on baby number four and I have to admit that I NEEDED this pillow to work to support my already sore belly and back. I suffer from something called pelvic dysfunction, an issue caused by early release of relaxin in the body. Relaxin is a hormone intended to swarm the body close to birth, but some of us, me included, release the hormone early in pregnancy and it loosens cartilage that holds your pelvis together. Most of the time it makes it hard to walk and causes a horrible ache. I use a belt to hold myself together through the day and reduce the pain and discomfort, but the pillow was suppose to help by supporting my belly, therefore reducing the pressure on the rest of my body.
While I love, love any and every boppy product ever made, this just isn’t one of them. The reason? The Velcro design that fell apart as I moved around. By time I woke up in the morning, the three pieces of the pillow had come apart from one another and were laying on the floor. When I woke up for my nightly run to the restroom, I tried to fumble in the dark to put it back together, but wasn’t successful and wasn’t going to turn on the light and wake up my husband. Needless to say, it was returned the next day.
I would love to say that this pillow would work for other moms, but honestly, at only four months in, I can’t imagine it working any better. At four months my bump isn’t exactly huge. Because of that, I can’t foresee moms with full-term bellies being able to keep it together.
Conclusion: If you move, at all, we feel like this pillow is going to pop the Velcro and end up on the floor just like it did with us. One GOOD thing about it is that the pillow does have three sections so you can pick and choose, but still, who wants to fight with an unruly product?
WHAT DO WE RECOMMEND?
A full review on this product is coming soon. In the meantime.. drool…
*We were not paid for this review. We purchased this product while looking for an amazing body pillow.