Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pregnancy Pillow

Last updated date: September 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pregnancy Pillow

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 136 expert reviews, the Leachco Leachco Back 'N Belly Pregnancy Pillow placed 14th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Maternity Pillow for a detailed review of all the top maternity pillows.

Expert Summarized Score
8.2
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
3,569 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Extra Support: Expectant mothers need more support than normal mothers. And this pillow is able to provide that much support needed for your growing tummy, back and hip. You can get support only by turning one side from another.
- Pillow Ideas
Leachco makes the Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow, which provides equal support for the back and tummy at the same time with its hourglass inner curve design, which also helps align hips for better spine positioning.
- Verywell Family
August 5, 2019 | Full review
This body pillow helps align your hips for neutral body positioning that eases the aches and discomforts of pregnancy.
- Heavy
August 3, 2017 | Full review
The pillow is light weight and easy to move. Comes with a pillow cover included.
- Feel Pain Relief
Inner contours for better posture and comfort. Supports the back. Washable cover.
- The Wife Choice
January 20, 2019 | Full review
Moms-to-be appreciate that they can switch sides without completely rearranging the pillow, too. As with a few of the pillows on this list, this maternity pillow comes with a removable cover that can be tossed in the laundry with the rest of your bedding.
- What To Expect
September 17, 2019 | Full review
This pillow is symmetrical and will provide equal support for your stomach and your back, no matter what side you choose to sleep on.
- Family Living Today
January 9, 2019 | Full review
It also aligns the hips for neutral joint positioning and ideal for sciatica, gastric reflux, congestion, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Top 7 Reviews
June 1, 2017 | Full review
There are little ‘wings’ on the inside of the sides, which provides additional support to your weighty belly at all times of the pregnancy period.
- Smart Baby HQ
What experts didn't like
Little bit short for tall person. A bit expensive.
- Pillow Ideas
This particular pillow is not machine washable, however, and it weighs seven pounds, making it quite substantial and not easy to move around.
- Verywell Family
August 5, 2019 | Full review
The material in this pillow tends to make some consumers hot while sleeping. As with many body pillows, it becomes somewhat difficult to pry yourself out in the middle of the night if you need to get up and use the restroom.
- Heavy
August 3, 2017 | Full review
Limited cover color choice. Allow extra space on the bed for pillow room.
- Feel Pain Relief
One downside with this pillow due to its size is how although the cover is removable and washable, it is difficult to put it back in place since it has no zipper, so you might ask some help there.
- The Wife Choice
January 20, 2019 | Full review
There is another flaw with the pillow that it tends to get a bit warm, no thanks to the 35% cotton, 65% polyester combination in the pillow case fabric.
- Smart Baby HQ

From The Manufacturer

When you're expecting you may notice you need as much support for your growing belly as you do your back. The Back 'N Belly Original provides equal support for back and belly at the same time. There's no need to reposition pillows during the night, simply turn from side to side and your body pillow is a custom fit. The inner contours were designed to follow the natural curved shape of your body. The Back 'N Belly Original comes with a sham-style removable cover.

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Overall Score: 9.4
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Leachco Snoogle Original Total Body Maternity Pillow
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Overall Score: 9.1
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Restorology 60-Inch Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 11
NiDream Bedding Premium U-Shape Pregnancy Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
Onory Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
QUEEN ROSE Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover
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Overall Score: 8.7
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Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow
12. Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow
Overall Score: 8.4
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Trademark GLB Full Body Maternity Pillow
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Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pregnancy Pillow
14. Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
Leachco Snoogle Mini Pregnancy Pillow
15. Leachco Snoogle Mini Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Maternity Pillows

Motherhood can be one of the most incredible experiences a woman can have. The months of excitement as you watch a baby (and yourself) grow and the delivery of your new family member can’t be beat. However, nine months of pregnancy presents its own set of challenges for an expectant mother.

As your stomach grows to accommodate your developing child, your body’s needs change along with it. Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is common when your stomach starts growing. Conditions like heartburn and sciatica can develop or worsen. You might have trouble sleeping or wake up during the night due to poor support from your mattress.

“Sleeplessness often begins well before the baby actually arrives, and a maternity pillow can help bring comfort during these long nights,”  Kate Desmond, an infant safe-sleep expert and a mother of two, says. “I am a back sleeper and early into my pregnancy I was told by my doctor that my back sleeping days were numbered. Practically overnight I had to become a side sleeper, and that transition would have been impossible without my full-body maternity pillow.”

Luckily, there are ways to get a great night’s sleep while pregnant. A maternity pillow is an affordable way to support your entire body as it changes with your growing infant. They are designed to help you stay comfortable and keep you asleep on your side — sleeping on your back or stomach can push on your organs and hurt your back.

“Look for one that fits your specific sleeping needs,” Desmond says. “Make sure the pillow you choose offers plenty of support when you lay on your side.”

Maternity pillows come in C, U or J shapes. J-shaped pillows offer the lightest amount of support. They look like a hook, and you sleep or rest with the bottom of the hook underneath your head and neck while the hook’s straight line runs in between your knees and hips. You can flip these pillows for sleeping on your right or left side. They’re best for expectant mothers who are used to sleeping on their sides and want a little more breathability and freedom as they rest.

The C-shaped pillows offer support for both your stomach and your back. They wrap around your body, with a small opening in the center of one side. These pillows will support your back, knees, hips, neck and head. They also help you stay on your side throughout the night, so they’re great for women who normally sleep on their stomachs or backs. You can also shift the side of the pillow under your stomach as it grows to prevent added strain on your back and hips. 

U-shaped pillows offer the most complete support for pregnant women. Your head and neck rest on the curved bottom of the U, and there’s a small opening at your feet. You’ll enjoy full support all the way down your body, from the top of your head to your ankles and feet.

“Just keep in mind these pillows are not small!” Desmond says, noting that you should evaluate the size of your bed and your partner’s sleeping habits before you decide which one to purchase.

Maternity pillows also come in a variety of textures and sizes for different types of support. Head over to our Tips & Advice section for input about choosing the best maternity pillow for your needs.

DWYM Fun Fact

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but for many women, it’s also uncomfortable and exhausting. There are a number of myths about pregnancy that can make your nine months even more confusing. Many of these myths revolve around predicting the gender of your child.

One old wives’ tale says that the shape of your stomach during pregnancy signals whether it’s a boy or girl. If you’re carrying your baby lower, it’s a boy. If it’s higher, it’s a girl. In reality, you’ll carry a baby higher if you have strong abdominal muscles or if it’s your first pregnancy. 

Another myth says that the shape and fullness of your face during pregnancy tells you if your newborn will be a boy or a girl. Any bloating or skin changes are related to the hormonal effects of being pregnant.

Unless you find out your baby’s gender via ultrasound, there’s no way to tell if it will be a boy or a girl. Hold off on that gender reveal party until you’ve confirmed it with your doctor.

The Maternity Pillow Buying Guide

  • Maternity pillows come in different lengths to accommodate women of different heights. Most of them are in the range of 55-65 inches. The size you order will depend on how tall you are and what type of support you’re looking for. Taller women, or women who need lower leg and ankle support, should go for the 60-65” pillows. Shorter women or women who mostly need knee and hip support should be fine with the 55” option. 
  • You won’t want to use a pillow that doesn’t feel nice against your skin. Take a look at what materials are used for the maternity pillow’s cover and filling before you buy. This is especially important if you have allergies — down filling would add an extra level of discomfort. 
  • Maternity pillows aren’t just for your nine months of pregnancy. If you rearrange the two legs of your maternity pillow, you can create a supportive seat for watching TV or reading in bed. You can also use one of the legs to support your newborn while nursing.
  • If you’ve got chronic pain, maternity pillows might be your saving grace. They provide superior support for your hips, knees, back and neck as you sleep.
  • Everyone has their preferred level of pillow firmness, and you’re going to be especially sensitive to a too-firm or too-soft pillow as your body changes during pregnancy.  Some maternity pillows are adjustable, so you can take some of the filling out or add more throughout your pregnancy. Others have a set amount of filling, so check and see how firm they are before you buy.
  • The right pillow will keep your spine in a straight line as you sleep. You can check and see if your pillow is the right height by taking a selfie while laying down. If your head is cocked upwards or sinks down and puts your neck at an angle, you’ll need a pillow that’s a different height. You can also try rearranging the pillow’s filling to get the support you need.