Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow

Last updated date: September 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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We looked at the top 1 Maternity Pillows and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including Best Brand Reviews, Top Home Stuff, Best Pillow Sleepers, What To Expect, Buy Me Top 10, Top Ten Review Pro, Heavy, Family Living Today, Very Well Health, Cozzy and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Maternity Pillow you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 101 expert reviews, the Meiz Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Maternity Pillow for a detailed review of all the top maternity pillows.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,039 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It means the pillow will be curved to fit your body pressure so you can have peaceful and happy nap.
- Best Brand Reviews
The pillow will contour to the natural shape of your body to provide comfort and improve circulation. It also relieves strain on shoulders, stomach, hips, legs, back, and neck at night.
- Top Home Stuff
Made premium material, the pillow comes with a cover made from 100% cotton soft material. The pillow cover is machine washable and durable.
- Best Pillow Sleepers
September 18, 2018 | Full review
Another U-shaped option, this pregnancy pillow is — at 7 pounds — a little lighter, but still thick and firm enough to offer great back and tummy support. It will be your favorite multi-tasking bed mate — you can easily mold it into different positions for reading, watching television and nursing. The cover is super soft and zips off for easy removal and washing.
- What To Expect
September 17, 2019 | Full review
It is perfect to support mothers when they do daily activities such as reading and watching TV because it has a full belly support which helps to comfort the upperpart of the body. It is also an ideal pillow for those who move a lot in their sleep as it keeps your back and spine in a neutral position.
- Buy Me Top 10
July 8, 2019 | Full review
With its U-shape, you can always sleep in different positions. It has the premium material fillings, which are extra soft and high density for a great comfort.
- Top Ten Review Pro
January 11, 2019 | Full review
The Meiz pregnancy pillow boasts a bionic-polyethylene filling that is high density and extra soft, which creates a fluffy, supportive pillow with better performance that should last for a long time.
- Heavy
August 3, 2017 | Full review
Moms love the lower profile of this pillow, as it is not as bulky as some. It provides wonderful support without taking up most of the bed.
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September 12, 2019 | Full review
This pillow is versatile and will serve you well long after delivery. You’ll have added comfort in its ergonomic design that will keep your circulation flowing and your body in an ideal position, but you’ll also enjoy its upright configurations, as well.
- Family Living Today
January 9, 2019 | Full review
People that love to read in bed will find that the center of the U-shaped pillow makes a comfortable back rest. The ends of the U-shape can be positioned to prop up a book or tablet at a comfortable reading height. It can also be good for doing other crafts or tasks in bed or on the couch during periods of rest or recuperation.
- Very Well Health
July 2, 2019 | Full review
The pillow is fairly light weight but is long enough even for taller women. While it is flexible for use, it also offers medium/firm support.
- Cozzy
August 27, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Some people felt that it a bit too large for their bed sizes
- Best Pillow Sleepers
September 18, 2018 | Full review
Some consumers note that the cover can shrink after washing, making it difficult to put back on the pillow. Like most U-shaped pillows, it takes up a lot of room in bed. Some consumers note that the pillow is too short to provide the leg support they want and that the pillow is not as fluffy as it appears in the photos.
- Heavy
August 3, 2017 | Full review
However, some felt that the pillow lost its shape and became lumpy over time.
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September 12, 2019 | Full review
A few people found that the microfiber cover caused the pillow to retain a little heat.
- Very Well Health
July 2, 2019 | Full review
Flannel pillow case may absorb body heat, which can be uncomfortable to some pregnant women
- Cozzy
August 27, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

u shaped pregnancy pillow grey-velour-pillow Are you still looking for a pillow that will help you to get a better & sweet sleep? Well, stop looking, because you've already found it! Meiz u shape pregnancy body pillow, lets you off the hook! Meiz maternity body pillow creates a belly support position for reading, watching TV, breastfeeding, etc. Though our pillow was crafted for pregnant mothers, it is also super comfortable for anyone who is needing more support, recovering from injury, or tired of having to use separate pillows to support their head, back, belly, knees, hip, and feet properly! Perfect for everyone who is eager for a better sleep! u shape body pillow u shape pregnancy pillow u body pillow Supports back and aligns spine Help to keep your back and spine in a neutral position.It is specifically ideal for those who toss and turn all night long. Suit for everyone This pillow is really a life saver for the side sleeper, back sleeper or stomach sleeper. Get rid of back pain Ideal for sciatica relieve leg swelling and back pain, prevent the oppression of the liver, prevention of hypertension syndrome, etc. People may experience varying results. pregnancy pillow for sitting up pregnancy pillow for sleeping pregnancy pillow for back support Use as nursing pillow This soft cushy pillow provides support for comfy feeding positions and is easily molded into various shapes. Great for reading The total body maternity pillow can create multiple positions for reading, watching TV, sleeping, and nursing, to get more support. Multi-purpose use Position this pillow in a number of configurations on your bed, couch, sofa, or even the floor! pregnancy pillow with velvet cover pregnancy pillow with double zipper Soft Velvet Cover 100% soft velvet outer cover is hypoallergenic and Machine Washable. With double zippers The machine washable pillowcase comes with a double zipper for easy removal and cleaning. Premium polyester filling This adjustable Polyethylene 7 D Hollow Fiber Filling without smelling retains fluffiness for better performance and longer use.

Overall Product Rankings

1. PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Restorology 60-Inch Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 11
3. QUEEN ROSE Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Meiz U-Shaped Pregnancy Body Pillow
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 11
5. Onory Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
6. NiDream Bedding Premium U-Shape Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Trademark GLB Full Body Maternity Pillow
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pregnancy Pillow
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
10. 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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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.”

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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. 

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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.

DYWM 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.