Worth Its Weight in Gold – Boppy Total Body Pillow

At six months pregnant, I’d become incredibly agitated at night. No matter how tired I was, I just couldn’t get comfortable; when I would wake up in the morning, I would have such severe back pain that I couldn’t stand up. I’d wince and almost cry just walking to the bathroom. I couldn’t imagine surviving another three months with that type of suffering. Then, something completely changed my sleeping world – the Boppy Total Body Pillow. Boppy has become a household name with their signature feeding pillows that offer moms a comfortable way to nurse their baby. They’ve utilized that knowledge and experience to design the Boppy Total Body Pillow, which provides expectant moms comfort and support at night so they can get a good night’s rest. This pillow is the perfect size and shape; unlike a conventional pillow, the Total Body Pillow allows full support for my entire body. From my head, my developing belly, and my legs, this pillow provides the utmost comfort and relief.

Both ends are firm and the middle breaks a little letting it curve in towards my body. Placing the lower part between my legs aligns my hips again and helps relieve all the added strain on my back. With a specific design for pregnant women, it provides support for my belly without the extra bulk. Since this pillow is shorter in length than most pregnancy body pillows, it is easier to change positions when I turn throughout the night. I get comfortable more quickly, fall asleep faster, and change positions less often throughout the night.

It also comes with a soft Pima Cotton slipcover that can be washed easily and the pillow case can be changed without much of a hassle.

Gone are my nights of tossing and turning, never to find relief. Gone are the mornings of crawling to the bathroom with my hands on my knees to take some of the pressure off of my back. The Total Body Pillow sells for $47.99, but it is worth its weight in gold.

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Worth Its Weight in Gold – Boppy Total Body Pillow

66 thoughts on “Worth Its Weight in Gold – Boppy Total Body Pillow

  1. What adamsdaughter said, LOL. Looks so cozy and cuddlable that anybody could curl up and enjoy. Bonus that it provides such relief for your sore, tired back 🙂 Thanks for sharing such good info, Boppy, now there’s a name I won’t forget, lol


  2. I saw this pillow on “The Backup Plan” and thought to myself or rather said out loud to my daughter where was this pillow when I was pregnant. Now I am starting to wonder can it work for non-pregnant women cuz I can’t sleep for NOTHING LATELY!!!!!!

    Thank you for passing by my blog, I really appreciate it 🙂


  3. Oh how I wish they had these when I was pregnant. I’d shove towels under my belly for support because regular pillows couldn’t stand the pressure. I’ll pass on the info to others I know for sure. It would definitely be worth its weight in gold.


  4. Haha! I LOVE that pillow. I’ve been using it since about 10 weeks pregnant (I used to be a stomach and back sleeper, I needed something to keep me on my side!). My midwife is continually amazed at every appointment when I say I haven’t experienced any back pain yet – and I’m 7 months along as of yesterday! 😀

    Thanks for liking my recent posts btw!


  5. What I would have given for this back in 1999! I used to sleep perfectly fine on my back, but after having 3 children, if I want to be truly comfortable, I’ll sleep on my side, cuddling my pillow. LOL!


  6. I wish I’d had one with my second child. I was a monster and couldn’t get comfortable in bed for five months. I did use a normal pillow but yours sounds better.

    Having said all that, I loved being pregnant. 🙂


  7. I’m not nor have I ever been pregnant, but this looks amazingly comfortable! Definitely looks like a must-have for my future!
    Thanks for the like!



  8. So glad you found something to help you. When your back hurts or you aren’t getting adequate rest, it can make you miserable. I use a “Bean”….a 5′ long body pillow that is used much like you show in the photo. It really helps my back. After giving a regular Boppy pillow to a pregnant friend, I decided I’d like one for reading, doing the computer, etc!!


  9. I had the same pillow when I was pregnant last year. It was just about the only way that I was able to sleep in bed after about my fifth month or so. I hope it provides you with the same relief that it did for me.


  10. Hi Lesley,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’ll be sure to bookmark yours and visit often. Your article about the body pillow was very timely. A coworker is about 7 months pregnant and having a really difficult time getting comfortable. I’m going to send her a link and have her check out your post. All the best in your adventures!



  11. I think I may have to break down and buy this soon… I apparently try to use my fiancee as a pregnancy “pillow” by wrapping my arms and one of my legs around him at night while I’m DEAD asleep.. and apparently I fight back if he tries to make me stop using him as a pillow [: OR, at least that’s what he says…. which he’s told me this within the last two weeks more than twice… all I know is when I’m sleeping, right now i’m dead to the world..


  12. I had something similar with both my pregnancies, and I couldn’t have made it through without them. Afterward, I passed it onto another pregnant mom, who greatly appreciated it.

    I’ve been reading your blog consistently, and I must say I’m really enjoying it. So much so that I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award (you can read details in my latest post). Feel free to do with it as you want. I am happy to share you with my blog readers and give you a bit of link love. (Although, from the amount of LIKES and comments your blog posts get, it appears you’re doing just fine on your own. And rightly so!) Cheers!


  13. I’m glad you found something to help you sleep more comfortably…getting enough rest is so important for you, especially now. 🙂
    I’m visiting because you “liked” my post on Parenting Tips Revealed in Radio Interview…hope you got a chance to listen to the chat I had with the hosts of Bookmark Radio. I’m following your blog now…and hope you will visit mine again when you have time: http://www.viviankirkfield.wordpress.com
    Your adventures sound exciting…I’m more of a “homebody”…but I have gone parasailing (LOVED it), banana boat-riding (Hated it), walked under the water (Loved it)…and last year, I went skydiving with my son…glad I did that…but wouldn’t do it again. 🙂


    • I’m due in March and I wouldn’t have been able to deal with the back pain without the pillow. It is worth the price a thousand times over.

      It would make a great Christmas gift from your husband 😉 Just point him in this direction.

      Good luck with your pregnancy.

      Happy Holidays,



  14. I would have given almost anything for this when I was pregnant! They just didn’t have this when I was having children. I will however recommend it to my children who are having children. I may have to get one for this round grandma as well! Thank you for this wonderful information. Also thank you for stopping by my blog. As a beginner I am excited when anyone does . . . . 😉


  15. Ugh I wanted one of these SO BAD!….never got one though. Instead I had one pillow folded in between my knees (on my left side of course) and one under my belly between the large slope and the bed. I survived…not comfortably though.


  16. I used to use several pillows in just that way when I was pregnant (5 daughters). In the last month or so, even that wasn’t enough. I ended up sleeping on the couch with my back up against the back of it and a pillow between my knees (had to have that or everything was pulled out of line). I hope your pregnancy goes well, and the delivery is easy. do you have any special plans for how you want that to go?


  17. I have definitely heard good things and bad things about this body pillow. Mostly bad things from men lol. I remember a film I saw that said all a woman had to do was put eyes on this pillow and it would replace him lol. My sister did find this comforting when sleeping. Wonderful post


  18. The Body Boppy Pillow looks so much more comfortable than a regular body pillow. If you love Boppy, get the Baby Boppy Pillow and an extra cover. It was a life saver when I was too exhausted to sit up during late night feedings. Give your arms a little extra support and wrap the Baby Boppy around your waist. This is one item I wish every mother had the good fortune to purchase or receive as a shower gift. My son is now 16 months old and he still loves his Boppy, during the day he will be playing and I check in on him and I know when he is about to nap because he lays in his Boppy and chills out.

    Nice review, and best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy and for a smooth delivery.

    Get your rest now.


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