I’m so glad I discovered your brand.

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I’m so glad I discovered your brand.

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Hi,

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how much I love my bbhugme pillow. I bought your pillow about halfway through my pregnancy after trying out and not getting on with a cheaper pillow. The bbhugme pillow was a lifesaver and really helped me to get as much sleep as possible.

A week ago I went into labour at 41 weeks and I took the pillow to hospital with me. Nothing went as planned during the birth but I clung to my pillow throughout labour and it was by far the best thing I took with me to the hospital. The midwives were all commenting on how good it was and my husband was able to easily move it into different positions for me. Of course it looked a little worse for wear after but has come out of the wash looking like new.

I’m now sitting here feeding my one week old son and again the pillow is proving invaluable as a support and as a nest for him to rest in when napping.

I’m so glad I discovered your brand on Instagram and I will be forever recommending it to all of my friends to help them through their pregnancies, births and beyond.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Lucie

 

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Thanks again bbhugme team for such a wonderful invention, it really has been such a wonderful “gift” to me

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Thanks again bbhugme team for such a wonderful invention, it really has been such a wonderful “gift” to me

These days I still use the bbhugme pregnancy pillow to sleep with between my legs, as again, it really helps support my lower back; and to cuddle which helps my upper back.
 Dr. Lauren Steinfort

 Dr. Lauren Steinfort

Not long after my colleague owned her own bbhugme pillow, I found that I was pregnant!! Even from the early weeks in my first trimester, I found this pillow extremely comforting to sleep with and to snuggle with during those weeks when I experienced the discomfort of morning (all day) sickness. As my body changed, and my belly grew larger with life, this pillow confirmed it’s place in our bed, as it really made a difference to my lower back, and also I found it decreased the incidence of tingling in my fingers.


After our baby girl was born, we used the pillow, folded up, as her first “bed”. Our midwife exclaimed that this is perfect for our little one, as she will feel like she is still in the womb! Her little “bed” lay between my partner and I on our bed and it was a really special way to co-sleep with her, and we felt comfortable that we would not roll on top of her (our biggest fear!)


These days I still use the bbhugme pregnancy pillow to sleep with between my legs, as again, it really helps support my lower back; and to cuddle which helps my upper back. With all the breastfeeding, carrying of the little one, and doing every day activities, I really feel it at the end of each day in my body, and the bbhugme pregnancy pillow helps support my body to a restful recovery sleep.


As a chiropractor who sees pregnant women and babies, I have also found it very handy to adjust my clients on. The babies feel right at home and are super chill, while the mum’s enjoy the comfort of lying face down. I have been able to use it on women right up until 42 +3 weeks with no problems!

Thanks again bbhugme team for such a wonderful invention, it really has been such a wonderful “gift” to me (even though it was actually a gift for my friend/colleague…she never got it back!!!)


Warmly, Dr. Lauren Steinfort

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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” –La Rochefoucald

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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” –La Rochefoucald

Pregnancy and nutrition

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” –La Rochefoucald

Yes, there are some foods pregnant women should avoid, but it's equally important to focus on healthy options and nutrient-rich foods. If there is one time in life you should choose food wisely, it`s when you are pregnant. During those 9 months, your eating habits directly affect another person. Eat foods that have seen the sun. Natural, organic food will give your baby a healthy and strong start in life.

A nutritious, well-balanced eating plan can be one of the greatest gifts you give your developing baby, because the food we eat every day, affects how our bodies work, how we grow and heal, and how we maintain energy.

5 nutrition tips for pregnancy:

1.      Supplements to consider: Vitamin B, Calcium, Zink, Omega 3 and vitamin D

 Folate, also called folic acid and vitamin B9, is especially important before conception and in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Food high in folate are: Liver, chick peas, dark green leafy vegetables, but folate from foods is not as well absorbed, so take folic acid supplement for insurance.

Make sure you have enough B12, as it´s a very important vitamin for the child´s development and brain function. How can you get B12 in your diet? Consume naturally high vitamin B12 foods like meat, especially liver, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

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You need a lot of calcium during pregnancy and lactation. To nourish rapidly growing bones, calcium is important to your baby. You don`t have to drink milk to make milk: cows don´t. Calcium rich foods are: sardines, soybeans, broccoli, beans, salmon, tofu, watercress, dried figs, greens, dairy products (raw milk) amongst others.

Your Zink requirements increase dramatically during pregnancy. The mineral is best absorbed from meat and seafood. Although nuts, whole grains and legumes are good sources as well.

Omega 3 pure fish oil of good quality is essential. I recommend doing some research on quality. Fatty fish are reliable sources of the two important omega-3s, EPA and DHA. Choose fish that are high in omega-3s but low in mercury, as this may harm a fetus's nervous system.

Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) is more than a vitamin because it acts as a pro-hormone and affects hormone balance and immune regulation. Vitamin D supplementation is vital if you live in a country with little sun exposure. Most foods are poor sources of vitamin D. 15 minutes of sun exposure every day with no sunscreen is the best way to ensure you have enough, and you need more than just face and arms exposed. Food sources are; cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna and egg.

Check your iron and vitamin levels when you are pregnant, there are individual differences in what the body needs.

2. Limit pesticides exposure by choosing organic and locally grown foods

Even if some organic foods are no more nutritious then conventional foods, you save your baby from pesticides and potential exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Another reason to choose organic is the environmental and social benefits. There are certain foods that I strongly urge people to buy organically, e.g. meat and dairy products. Remember; you are what you eat, but you are also what they ate!

3. Eat a rainbow of foods:

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If you nurture your body with healthy nutritious foods, this may improve your fertility, keep you healthy during pregnancy, and maybe even aid in easier labor. It also determines the nutritional health that your child is born with. Your decision to eat different fruits, berries and vegetables will directly affect your baby`s health. Always aim for variety. Your plate should have different bright colors every time you eat.

4. Fat is good

The brain mostly consists of fat, so it makes sense that healthy, natural fats would be essential for neurological health. Good fats like avocado, nuts, coconut and olive oils, oily fish, probiotic yoghurt/full-fat kefir, peanut butter, chicken, beef, eggs and dairy products, are those that are also higher in protein, calcium and iron. Another great tip is to make bone broth from organic poultry, fish or meat. It`s one of the most nutrient-dense, healing foods for the digestive system.

5. Drink more water.

Water is an important building block in every single cell in your body. You need extra fluid when you are pregnant, aim to drink 12 or 13 glasses each day. Choose plain water, or flavored with fresh, natural additives like cucumber, lime, lemon, and berries. Drinking water may prevent hemorrhoids and constipation and help with fatigue, headaches and swelling.

With love, Dr. Ann Kristin

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What is really happening down there?

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What is really happening down there?

The theme of this blogpost comes by a specific request this time, but chances are that if you have either been pregnant, or you’re currently pregnant, you’ll probably recognize what I am going to talk about.

Been there, done that?

Does it ever feel like your pubic bone is on fire? Or like your pelvis is just not cooperating with you? Like one part  seems to wanna be moving in one direction, while the other in the complete opposite direction?

That you can basically hear it rattle when you attempt to turn over in bed? Or how something that felt pretty ok in the morning can turn into such a completely and totally agonizing thing by the end of the day?There are quite a few misconceptions surrounding pelvic pain during pregnancy, and what causes it, so let’s put a few of them to rest right here, shall we?

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A lot of women who are experiencing discomfort and/or pain in their pelvis during pregnancy are simply being told ” oh, how unfortunate! It’s hormonal! Your pelvis is ”too loose”  (aka ”bekkenløsning” in norwegian) ! There’s really nothing you can do about that pain other than just waiting it out until the baby is born.

Do.not.buy.into.this.explanation!

The wonders of the female body

It is completely normal to experience your pelvic joints (and many other joints for that matter) becoming more lax or, ”loosening up”, during pregnancy.And yes, it is caused by a hormone (called relaxin). However, this is not a mistake by your body.

This ”loosening” actually has to happen for your body to be able to accomondate all the changest that are going to happen during the 9 months it takes you to grow a human being inside of you.

The process I’m talking about here is referred to as  ”the normal physiological loosening of the joints during pregnancy”. And it happens to everyone. All pregnant women. Including the ones who experience absolutely no pain whatsoever during their pregnancy. How can that be?

Who’s fault is it then?

It’s not the actual hormone that’s causing your pelvis to ache or hurt. If that was really the case wouldn’t ALL pregnant women have pain then?

Most often the pain is actually caused by your pelvis being either misaligned and/or your pelvic joints not moving properly (”locking up”) . It’s then referred to as a biomechanical problem.

To sum it all up:

Bekkenløsning/ (”loosening of pelvis”) : normal pattern and typically not associated with pain.  And we all have it during pregnancy.

Bekkenlåsning/ (”locking up of pelvis”): dysfunctional pattern, painful  and affects roughly 9 out of 10 pregnant women.

What to do if you are experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort during pregnancy:

  • Seek out a musculoskeletal health-professional (chiropractor, osteopath, manual therapist etc.)  specializing in treating pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy as soon as possible to get help and guidance.
  • Do not stop being active. If it is painful to move, simply lower the pace, interval and intensity of the activity. Or change activity to something lighter.
  • Make sure you get adequate and good quality rest and sleep. Your pain threshold will decrease with lack of proper rest/sleep.

 

With love,

Dr. Hilde

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Thank you once again for a great product that makes life easier for me daily as a mother.

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Thank you once again for a great product that makes life easier for me daily as a mother.

it was a relief to find out time and space when our son would finally be here and we could hold him for the first time.

Favorite pregnancy moment.

One of my favorite moments during my pregnancy was when I got the date of my planned caesarean section because my son was lying head up and I had a tough pregnancy and frequent controls at the doctors, it was a relief to find out time and space when our son would finally be here and we could hold him for the first time.

Favorite bbhugme moment. 

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My favorite bbhugme opportunity is when I hold my son in my arms together with bbhugme, where we have had many lovely moments together. What's so good is that it is shaped both for me and my sons body which creates the best comfort for both of us. Especially in the first few weeks when I was less moving after my caesarean section, bbhugme has been a big relief for me. It's my absolute best investment I made during my pregnancy and something I can not be without. I have tested several other breastfeeding pillows but have not all received the same support that bbhugme has given me and that it offers several different uses for both you and your child.

Advice to other pregnant women. 

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My advice to other pregnant women is to use bbhuggme right from the start of your pregnancy so you can sleep better and it helps you find a position that is both good and relieves your body throughout your pregnancy. It's so important to listen to your body during your pregnancy and rest when the body tells you. When it feels like the its toughest during pregnancy and childbirth feels years away, remind yourself of the super woman you are and soon your child is finally here. bbhuggme became my very best friend during my nine months as pregnant and as I will continue to use diligently here at home for many years to come.

 

Thank you once again for a great product that makes life easier for me daily as a mother.

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Naprapat Johanna tester bbhugme graviditetspute!

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Naprapat Johanna tester bbhugme graviditetspute!

Då jag själv jobbar som naprapat och även har flera gravida patienter som kommer till mig så kändes det extra viktigt att kunna hitta en bra produkt.
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Jag har nu testat bbhugme kudden i ca 2 månader och tycker verkligen den lever upp till mina förväntningar som jag hade om den. Då jag själv jobbar som naprapat och även har flera gravida patienter som kommer till mig så kändes det extra viktigt att kunna hitta en bra produkt. bbhugme kudden har jag bla lagt som en korv emellan benen för att avlasta rygg och bäcken så de hamnar mer i en neutral position vilket är precis det som behövs under graviditeten eftersom rygg och höfter blir otroligt trötta under dagen utav all extra belastning samt förändringen som sker i kroppen under just graviditeten. Eftersom den är så pass lång så kan man också få upp fötterna på den vilket gör att hela nedre delen hamnar i ett gynnsamt läge. Detta har gjort otroligt mycket för min rygg och höft/bäcken. Jag har inte alls samma trötthet som tidigare i ryggen och problematiken kring bäckenet har också lagt sig då jag annars får en del värk och smärta omkring mina si-leder. 

Jag kan starkt rekommendera denna kudden till alla gravida för att just er kropp ska få återhämta sig när ni sover eller vilar.
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Eftersom kudden är otroligt följsam så är den lätt att forma precis hur jag vill ha den till min kropp och den känns sval och skön hela natten vilket känns som en viktig del då man under graviditeten ökar sin kroppstemperatur. 

Jag kan starkt rekommendera denna kudden till alla gravida för att just er kropp ska få återhämta sig när ni sover eller vilar. Detta för att få ut så mycket som möjligt utav er kropp under dagen. 

Johanna Bergström

Leg. Naprapat 

Kjøp din egen bbhugme graviditetspute her

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I slept so well that night!

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I slept so well that night!

In that moment everything stood still and I knew I had the most precious tiny cargo on board! 

What is your favourite pregnancy moment?

My favourite pregnancy moment, with my second pregnancy, was the same as with my first! It was that little moment waiting to see a positive result appear on the oh so glamorous 'pee stick' and knowing that in the moment that it did it was my little secret! In that moment everything stood still and I knew I had the most precious tiny cargo on board! 

Your favorite bbhugme moment?

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Without a doubt my favourite bbhugme moment was the first time I curled up with my new pillow! I slept so well that night! My only regret was that I hadn't had it sooner! 

Advice to other pregnant women?  

My biggest advice to other pregnant women would be to make time for themselves before the baby arrives. Whether it be five minutes extra in bed, a long hot bubble bath or a relaxing massage. When the little one arrives 'me time' disappears very quickly and life as you knew it changes forever. Enjoy a guilty pleasure as it may be a while before you get the chance to do it again! 

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Use your bbhugme as much as you can at night, because it truly makes a difference.

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Use your bbhugme as much as you can at night, because it truly makes a difference.

This baby was baby no 5 and we never find out the gender of our babies, except we found out the first time. I discovered bbhugme on a friend’s feed and knew I had to buy one. I never had a pregnancy pillow, but wish I would have found bbhugme years ago!

Favorite pregnancy moment: 

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My favorite pregnancy moment was telling our other children that we were expecting baby 5 and seeing the reaction of joy on their faces.

My favorite bbhugme moment: 

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I was taking it out of the box and seeing how truly amazing the quality, craftsmanship and comfort immediately upon opening it, every night sleeping with it, and now using it to breastfeed the baby, and for my older ones to use it now holding our new baby!

Advice to other pregnant women: 

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My advise for other pregnant women, is use your bbhugme as much as you can at night, because it truly makes a difference. Also, get plenty of sleep because newborn sleeping habits will have any mama, new or seasoned, very tired the first few months. Oh, and take plenty of pictures because time is truly fleeting right before your very eyes, and it so bittersweet as they get bigger each day that passes.

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Benefits of breastfeeding.

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Benefits of breastfeeding.

#worldbreastfeedingweek ❤

Did you know that World health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, with the gradual introduction of complementary foods and continuation of breastfeeding until 2 years or beyond?

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Benefits for mothers when breastfeeding:  

· Reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life. 

· Helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster.

· BF is great for bonding.

Health benefits when breastfeeding: 

· Breastfeeding shows a significant effect in cognitive function. 

· Breastfeeding reduces risk of ear infections and asthma.

· Reduces the risk of obesity in adult life.

 

Your milk is perfect for your baby. The nutrients constantly change as your baby grows to provide exactly what he or she needs. 

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Woke up in the morning, to see both my husband and I curled up against my bbhugme.

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Woke up in the morning, to see both my husband and I curled up against my bbhugme.

Every month we chose a lovely bbhugme fan! For May we have chosen lovely Nicole!  She has answered three questions that we have asked her!  

Woke up in the morning, to see both my husband and I curled up against my bbhugme.
— - Nicole

Favorite pregnancy moment: 

The first time I felt my little girl wiggle in my tummy! 

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Favorite bbhugme moment: 

Woke up in the morning, to see both my husband and I curled up against my bbhugme.

Advice to other pregnant women: 

Try to sta conscious of being present and in the moment. It has helped so much with my pregnancy journey, my gratitude and fending off my anxiety, which in the long run is better for mama and baby. :)

@lovenikkijean

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Don't forget to be proud of your belly! It's pure love you wear!

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Don't forget to be proud of your belly! It's pure love you wear!

I need to spread the word about bbhugme to al the ladies out there, pregnant or not, this is a pillow for the whole family to enjoy! It’s a must have!

Our bbhugme fan of the month is Zamantha from Sweden <3

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Best pregnancy moment: 

From the first kick I felt, it made it so much more real. Such an amazing feeling! And to the ultrasound together with my fiancé when we got to see our little baby. That's just an incredible and totally magnificent feeling. 

Best bbhugme moment: 

My best bbhugme momentis the first night I slept with the pillow! Hade slept so badly the last few weeks and felt so wind up. I got the tips about bbhugme and red about it and it was my last hope for a goodnight sleep. And OMG what a night saver it is! 

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Dont spoil time! Get your own bbhugme! 

Advice to other pregnant women: 

Dont spoil time! Get your own bbhugme! Except that, dont forget to be proud of your belly! It's pure love you wear!

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Late nights with swollen legs and feet, sleepless nights is long gone and so relieving for both stomach and back.

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Late nights with swollen legs and feet, sleepless nights is long gone and so relieving for both stomach and back.

Buy a bbhugme the day you know that your pregnant, all uses of the pillow is incredible.
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Caroline is our bbhugme fan of the month from Sweden. She has awnsered three questions that we have asked her. Read what she has to say about her best bbhugme moments! <3

Best pregnancy moment: 

The day we got to see our son for the first time and when I felt his first kick, I was by myself at home, happy crying in bed. 

Best bbhugme moment: 

I got my bbhugme on my birthday this year, the best present for a long time.
That it can be used as massage pillow now during my pregnancy is perfect !
My partner has already a smaller space in our bed and all the lost hours of massage is now recovered.

Advice to other pregnant women:

My biggest challenge and weakness with being pregnant is just to listen to my body.

Buy a bbhugme the day you know that your pregnant, all uses of the pillow is incredible. Late nights with swollen legs and feet, sleepless nights is long gone and so relieving for both stomach and back. I had pelvic pain previously but not known to them last months!

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My biggest challenge and weakness with being pregnant is just to listen to my body. All changes that comes week by week, both physically and mentally is hard to handle but also to relate to for me being pregnant for the first time.
As an active and sporty person is hard to just "take it easy", but your body needs extra care and your baby needs it to, already in the stomach Inhale & exhale and be proud of yourself and your body during this transformation!

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When I upgraded from a regular maternity pillow to my bbhugme - complete joy!

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When I upgraded from a regular maternity pillow to my bbhugme - complete joy!

Lucy is our bbhugme fan of the month from UK! She just had her baby boy Hector, only 4 weeks old! 

When my husband called through the day and I put him on speaker phone, baby would react, it was the nicest feeling
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Best pregnancy moment. 

Getting to know my baby's personality. Even inside the womb, Hector's individual traits and qualities shone through. He'd let me know when he was content or uncomfy through kicks, jabs and tumbles. When my husband called through the day and I put him on speaker phone, baby would react, it was the nicest feeling. He had the hiccups a lot too which was the cutest! 

Best bbhugme moment

When I upgraded from a regular maternity pillow to my bbhugme - complete joy! I really suffered with backache during pregnancy and with breast feeding and lifting a newborn constantly that hasn't really let up since Hector made an appearance. The support and comfort it provides is top notch and being larger than regular pregnancy pillows makes a real difference too. I'm not planning on giving it up even once I stop nursing Hector!   

Also, treat every milestone moment as a victory, remember you’re making a mini human and you’re amazing! 
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Advice to other pregnant women

Even though you'll feel tired and uncomfortable at times, make the most of every pregnant minute - those opportunities to soak in the bath, hit the shops, go grab a coffee on your own - because when bubba is born you'll barely get to have a shower let alone get your nails done. Also, treat every milestone moment as a victory, remember you're making a mini human and you're amazing! 

Lucy Felton @TheLucyEdit blog - lucyfelton.com mum to baby Hector Grant Felton born 5th Feb 2017. 

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 I am now in week 38 and my bbhugme is my constant companion.

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I am now in week 38 and my bbhugme is my constant companion.

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Our bbhugme fan of the month for January is the sweet, soon to be mama Alva from Sweden. Our bbhugme pregnancy pillow is with her everywhere!! :D

 

Best pregnancy moment: 

My best pregnant moment was when my boyfriend and I after eight months of waiting finally got to move into our new house. In the middle of all boxes and chaos we sat down in front of the warm and cosy fireplace with some take away.  We did not need to say much because we knew that we shared the same feeling right then and there. The feeling of building something great together. An indescribably longing for us to get to meet the little human growing inside and become a family. An overwhelming feeling of love. We looked at each other with gratitude. Thank you for giving me everything I want in life.

Do I need to say that ever since I got my bbhugme, we are inseparable.
— Alva

 

Best bbhugme moment: 

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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

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 BBHUGME! BEST PILLOW EVER.

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BBHUGME! BEST PILLOW EVER.

“I love the way the bbhugme pillow is made for both me and my baby when my little bubba arrives.
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Image by: Shannon N

"I love the way the bbhugme pillow is made for both me and my baby when my little bubba arrives. The pillow can be used for Sleeping and also support when breast feeding, This is honestly one of the best things that has helped me sleep and feel comfortable whilst being pregnant ".

 

Thank You Shannon! 

 

Read more on her blog here

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The first night I used it I slept like a baby.

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The first night I used it I slept like a baby.

We have chosen the beautiful super mama  Elle from UK as our bbhugme fan of the month for December. Read about her best pregnancy advice to other soon to be mamas!

Best pregnancy moment: 

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Image: Elle Benton

Best pregnancy moment was when I was talking with my 2 and a half year old about the baby bump, wondering if he was really understanding what was happening and what that would mean for him. Up until now he'd been indifferent or ignored me when I talked about 'baby bump' but this time we were listening to Jean Genie by David Bowie (his favourite) and he said "my sisters name can be Genie!" And kissed the bump. So we named her Nova Jean (Jeanie) and he corrects anyone who calls her Nova!

Best bbhugme moment: 

The Bbhugme supports the baby’s body and holds her higher during feeds (great for my back and c section belly) and makes Oshie feel like he’s holding her “all by myself” which naturally being 3 is the way he wants to do it.
Image: Elle Benton

Image: Elle Benton

I have a few (I genuinely am a fan!) When I was pregnant I was really uncomfortable at night my hips and pelvis ached and I found it hard to sleep. I saw the Bbhugme cushion on Instagram first and then read up on it and thought I'd give a go because no sleep+ pregnancy+ toddler is miserable. The first night I used it I slept like a baby. When Nova was born I used the cushion like a baby nest and had it on my lap . To support my arms and baby during feeding and to help Oshie hold his sister which he wants to do all of the time at the moment! The Bbhugme supports the baby's body and holds her higher during feeds (great for my back and c section belly) and makes Oshie feel like he's holding her "all by myself" which naturally being 3 is the way he wants to do it.

Advice to pregnant women: 

 I think there is a culture of denial when it comes to pregnancy. Everyone tells you you should be 'glowing' or that you will have amazing energy or not feel any different. no one wants to admit if they're not loving it because that makes them feel less of a ' natural' ....but the truth is that everyone experiences it differently and it's also normal to feel exhausted, sick, anxious and uncomfortable and have any number of weird symptoms that are not at all fun! And that's ok too!

It’s ok to admit you’re not loving it and ask for help when you need it

It's ok to admit you're not loving it and ask for help when you need it. Your body is undergoing some serious changes and your hormones are all over the place. It's Ok to not feel Ok! That will change when your baby is born. In parenting follow your own instinct...by that I mean there is not one set rule book that works for every baby and every mother. There are many different right ways of parenting you can pick and choose the 'rules' that make the most sense to you.

@ellen_benton

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It's absolutely amazing to see your little baby so detailed already.

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It's absolutely amazing to see your little baby so detailed already.

Image by Tanya. 

Image by Tanya. 

Our bbhugme fan of the month for November is the beautiful Tanya from Netherlands! Here is what she has to say about bbhugme! 

 

Best pregnancy moment: 

With 28 weeks we had a 3D echo made, It's absolutely amazing to see your little baby so detailed already. We had the best sonographer who explained every little detail to us, I'm pretty sure our little girl will never have such a detailed scan of here body and vital organs again. 

Dreaming I had to return my bbhugme, was terrible, but waking up realizing it was mine to keep was the best!

Best bbhugme moment: 

Image by Tanya.

Image by Tanya.

Dreaming I had to return my bbhugme, was terrible, but waking up realizing it was mine to keep was the best! I love the fact that you can make it as firm as you prefer by moving the pebbles and that the pillow is straight. My old one had a bend in it, a disaster when turning around in the middle of the night, with bbhugme it goes smooth, the fabric is very soft on your skin and it's long enough to support your whole body. I'm looking forward breastfeeding with it! 

 

Advice to other pregnant women: 

invest in the good well designed stuff, you might pay a little bit more but the investment pays itself back in the longrun!

There is a lot of stuff out there you really do not need during pregnancy or when your baby is born, invest in the good well designed stuff, you might pay a little bit more but the investment pays itself back in the longrun! 

 

Warm regards
Tanya van Esveld

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When I hugged it I felt so comforted and safe.

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When I hugged it I felt so comforted and safe.

We have tons of great bbhugme fans and we  love to share their amazing stories. Our amazing fan Akaysha has shared her storie with us! 

It’s like the baby is reaching out to you and saying “Here I am mommy!” It’s such a magical moment.
Image by Akaysha.

Image by Akaysha.

Best pregnancy moment:

It's so hard to pinpoint a specific "best" pregnancy moment, it's all so incredible. I'm on my third pregnancy and each one of them has been so uniquely special and miraculous.

If I absolutely had to pick my favorite pregnancy moment though it would be feeling that first really hard kick. The one that you are absolutely 100% positive was the baby making its presence know. You feel a lot of flutters and movements before this point but that first hard kick is so full of life. It's like the baby is reaching out to you and saying "Here I am mommy!" It's such a magical moment. 

Best bbhugme moment:

 

I'm pretty sure every moment spent snuggling bbhugme is the best moment ever. A huge added bonus is being able to nap anywhere! Even the couch.

Image by Akaysha.

Image by Akaysha.

However one specific moment would be the first night that it arrived. I hadn't slept good since the very beginning of my pregnancy. Having round ligament and sciatica pain meant that sleep was very rare for me. On top of all of this our beloved dog had passed away that day. It was such a painful, emotional day for us all that when I finally crawled into bed the bbhugme pillow took away all of the weight. Literally and metaphorically. It supported my belly and eased all of my aches and pains. When I hugged it I felt so comforted and safe. I remember audibly sighing and finally sleeping all the way through the night. 

When I hugged it I felt so comforted and safe.
Image by Akaysha. 

Image by Akaysha. 

 

Advice to other pregnant women:

 

So many pieces of advice come to mind but my main piece would be to take time and make space for yourself. It's so easy to get caught up in everything that needs done especially if you have other children. Pregnancy is so sacred that you really need to try and take some time for yourself to absorb and bask in the glory of the life you are growing. Whether that's taking a nap or a long bath, going out for a pedicure or lunch by yourself, or maybe even splurging a little and buying yourself this pillow. Whatever it is do it. You deserve all of it and more.

 

Best of Wishes

Akaysha Scott

@thelastofthehoney

Thank you for sharing <3

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It is my new best friend!

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It is my new best friend!

Picture: Camilla

Picture: Camilla

Our bbhugme fan of the month for October is the beautiful soon to be mama Camilla from Denmark! Below you can read about her new best friend! 

Best Pregnancy moment: 

My best pregnancy moment was the first time i felt my babyboy kick. That was a wonderful feeling and something totally special! I'm gonna miss all his kicks and activity inside my belly when he arrives. But i can't wait to put my little babyboy on the bbhugme pillow. We will be using the pillow for some baby photos when he arrives!

Best bbhugme moment:

It is hard to find one best bbhugme moment, because after I got the pillow, I sleep so much better at night, and I am way more comfortable sitting on the couch with the bbhugme around me. Now I won't go anywhere without it.!! Thanks to your bbhugme bag, I can take it everywhere, when we go visit family and stay the night. 

But if I should say one best moment, it would be a day when we came home from at long drive and I felt a lot of pain in my stomach, I laid down on the couch with the bbhugme pillow and a blanket, holding my boyfriends hand, and everything just got a little bit better. The pillow did its job and supported me the right places. I'm in love with it, I just have to say!! It is my new best friend!

Advice to other pregnant women:

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My advice to other pregnant women is that if you haven't already gotten the bbhugme pillow, get it! It's worth it!! It is comfortable, flexible and you can use it for so many things. Both before and after the baby is born! Mine was a gift from some family, and I can't believe why I didn't bought it earlier in my pregnancy.

If you already have it or waiting to receive it, make sure to hide it from your boyfriend or husband because he will wanna try to make it his. My boyfriend said that he might even buy his own! That's how good the bbhugme pillow is! 

Best regards 

Camilla Knudsen @camillabachknudsen






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