Friday, February 3, 2012

Leachco Back 'N Belly Contoured Body Pillow, Ivory

Leachco Back 'N Belly Contoured Body Pillow, Ivory
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Product Description

Leachco Back N Belly Contoured Body Pillow Pregnant mothers no longer need to struggle for comfort. A pregnancy pillow will help comfort and support both pregnant mothers and newborn mothers. The maternity pillow helps relieve many different types of symptoms which can occur with pregnant women. This Leachco body pillow helps relieve carpal tunnel, sciatica, gastric reflux and nasal congestion. Expecting mothers may notice that support for the growing tummy and aching back is desperately needed. A nice pregnancy pillow will do just the trick. The Back N Belly features inner contours which follow the natural, curved shape of the body regardless of sleeping position. A maternity pillow from Leachco also features a clever design which means there is no need to reposition during the night. The Back N Belly provides equal support for the back and stomach at the same time. Simply reverse the ends of the body pillow for a "double decker" head support. It elevates and aligns the hips to help ensure a natural position which relieves stress on joints. A pregnancy pillow is simple, yet effective. Pregnant moms need a little support and comfort throughout the night. Leachco provides those moms with the comfort they need. For health and hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on this item.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #153 in Baby Product
  • Color: red
  • Brand: Leachco
  • Model: 13594
  • Dimensions: 8.75" h x 33.50" w x 51.00" l, 7.04 pounds


  • Full-body pillow supports moms-to-be lying on either side or back
  • Unique design and shape supports back and belly and elevates head to help prevent reflux
  • Cozy, cuddly polyester pillow for firm support
  • Ships with pillowcase already on pillow, case can be removed for washing
  • Helps prevent sciatica, heartburn, carpal tunnel and nasal congestion
 Editorial Reviews Product Description
Pregnant moms who struggle to find a comfortable position will love the Leachco Back 'N Belly Contoured Body Pillow. Moms-to-be can sleep well and wake up without aches! The big, roughly U-shaped pillow has two contoured "legs" so you can sleep on your back or either side, tuck the end of the pillow between your knees, and elevate your head to ease heartburn.
The Back N Belly provides support for the back and belly at the same time. Simply reverse the ends of the body pillow for a "double decker" head support. It elevates and aligns the hips to help ensure a natural position, which relieves stress on joints. This Leachco body pillow helps relieve carpal tunnel, sciatica, gastric reflux, and nasal congestion.
The Back 'N Belly is made of cozy, warm polyester and comes with a custom cover case which can be removed for washing. It can be used in positions not shown in the illustrations: Mothers of different sizes, shapes, and sleep preferences can experiment, as many have, to find just the right configuration.
From the Manufacturer
Leachco Back 'N Belly - Contoured Body Pillow - When you're expecting you may notice you need as much support for your growing tummy as you do your aching back. Back 'N Belly's inner contours are designed to follow the natural curved shape of your body, no matter how you like to sleep. With its clever design there's no need to reposition during the night. Simply turn from side to side and your body pillow is a custom fit. Provides equal support for back and tummy at the same time. Reverse ends for a "double decker" head support. Elevates and aligns hips to help ensure a neutral position to relieve strain on joints. Cradle yourself in custom comfort all through out the night. Ships with pillowcase already on pillow. The case can be removed for washing.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
91 of 94 people found the following review helpful.
1The seam ruined this pillow for me.
By Mel
Watch Video Here: I purchased this pillow with the desire to have it help me stay on my side throughout the night, but it was a huge disappointment. Other reviewers noted the "seam" at the top seemed to be "uncomfortable" and would "dig into my shoulders." These reviewers were absolutely correct. This video shows the challenges with that seam and allows you to choose whether or not to take the plunge. Leachco offers no solutions to assist with this problem, but I tried several and nothing worked.

1. Place a pillow in the U groove (too bulky)
2. Put your head on the separated side where the feet belong (the pillow separated too much and I ended up on my back)
3. Pull the feet closer together (I had them overlapped at one point)
4. Pull my head down and away from the seam to get it off my shoulder (my neck was at some weird vertical angle)
5. Take the outer cover off (although the outer cover had a worse seam than the inner product, this didn't really help)

I acutally had dreams about showing people the groove markings on my neck. The pain was so significant while I was asleep that it infiltrated my dreams. Perhaps this product is more defective than most and my complaints are worse than most, but you will be able to judge for yourself. If you look close enough in the video, you might see the threads pulling at the seam, and considering this pillow has been used for one night, that should not be the case.

One recommendation that other reviewers had that was great was to cut off one end of a pillow case and place it at the top of the U to avoid cleaning as often. I did this, but it didn't help the seam.

I simply cannot recommend a product that I cannot sleep with and it will be returned tomorrow.

One final note - this video includes some brief coverage of the Leachco Snoogle which is shown in the picture. The snoogle takes up about 15% of the review time, while the Back N Belly pillow takes the other 85%.Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
83 of 86 people found the following review helpful.
5You need this pillow
By jacquelinemary
I got this when I was just beginning to show and I loved it so much. I heard all the other pregnant women who couldn't sleep because they couldn't get comfortable; obviously they didn't have this touch of heaven. It is big, but i slept in a different bed while i was pregnant(why torture my husband with my bizarre sleep patterns and continuous trips to the bathroom while i was pregnant?). So if you have a queen you and your hubby will have a tight fit in bed with this pillow, but it would be fine with a king. I cut the end out of pillow case so I could have an extra cover over the pillow for my face area(so I didn't have to wash off my eye makeup if i wanted to catch a quick nap). The case that comes over the pillow is great, but you don't want to be taking it off every week to wash, just cut the end out of a pillowcase you don't like anymore and wash the big case less frequently.
49 of 49 people found the following review helpful.
4Saved my aching hips
By L. Camacho
A totally worthwhile investment!

About 12 weeks into my pregnancy, my hips were already aching so badly that I couldn't sleep. I went online and searched for pregnancy pillows and this was the only one I found that mentioned alleviating hip and shoulder pain.

It works. The first night I used it, I slept all through the night with no pain whatsoever.

I agree with other reviewers - the cover is poorly designed and the seam at the U-curve really cut into my shoulder. But I have since inverted the pillow and sleep with my regular pillow slung across the "legs." I like this better as it doesn't prop my head up so high.

The other way I have positioned this pillow is to wrap the "legs" around to create little circular nest to put my belly into so I can nap on my stomach. I can't say it's too comfortable for long-term sleeping, but the novelty of resting in something other than a side-lying position is pure bliss! It also makes my back readily available for massages...

I have a queen sized bed and my husband hasn't complained a bit about being crowded out. He snuggles right up to me in my "nest" and is still hogging most of the bed, as usual.

Overall, I would highly recommend this pillow - particularly to pregnant women suffering from hip and shoulder pain. Don't worry about the negative comments about the poor design. The cover could definitely be a improved upon, but it's not a deal-breaker. You just learn to compensate for it with different positions, etc. Hopefully the manufacturer will either fix the seam or offer different pillow covers, but even if they never do, you won't want to be without this wonderful pillow.
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