I remember talking to a dear friend of mine quite early into my pregnancy. She was advicing me what kind of pregnancy products were totally unnecessary to buy. I was already at this point suffering from back pain and I told her I had ordered a pillow as long as my own body that I hoped would help. "Well, it does not hurt to try..?", I said with a hopeful voice as the topic of the conversation was to not fall for all pregnancy products just because you are new to the whole experience.
Do I need to say that ever since I got my bbhugme, we are inseparable. It not only helped my back pain by supporting my pregnant body, but it also gave me back my sleep. We all know how everyday life becomes a struggle when nights are spent awake. And pregnancy is in some aspects already a struggle.
I am now in week 38 and my bbhugme is my constant companion. In the sofa, on the yoga mat, tied around my body at the dinner table and in our bed. In the beginning when the pillow was new my boyfriend joked about that he felt threatened by it, and that he thought I would leave him and run away with the bbhugme. Now that the jealousy has passed, I think he secretly borrows it when I'm away from home!
Advice to other women
I find it difficult to give advice on something I still find myself right in the middle of. But there are two things that I have found important during my pregnant experience. The first thing is to understand and accept that your body is going through a huge change. Therefore you need to get to know your pregnant body and its new needs to be able to take care of yourself and your baby inside. I found pregnancy yoga really helpful to get the tools and the time for myself to actually do this.
The other thing I believe is important is to not campare your pregnant experience to others. If there is one thing I have learned from books, podcast, blogs and instagram feeds is that all experiences differ enormously since we are all different individuals. There is no right or wrong, good or bad. My experience is unique, and so is yours and that, in itself, is powerful and amazing.
Sincerely, Alva Herdevall