Some of the not-so-lovely side effects of pregnancy are heartburn and insomnia. Advice to “get your sleep before the baby arrives” is fruitless at best. (Honestly, it’s a bit more rage-inducing, no?) It’s not uncommon to toss and turn all night long trying to find a position that makes you feel comfortable. (Of course the second you do, your baby starts practicing their butterfly stroke/ninja kick combo.) If this sounds familiar, do yourself a favor and get a pregnancy pillow. Specifically, the Queen Rose Amazon pregnancy pillow because it just may be the best $45 you ever spend.

Is it ridiculous? Of course it is. I mean, look at it. It takes up enough space in bed that your partner may fear they’ve been replaced (spoiler alert–they have). But the truth is, this U-shaped miracle is a gift from the goddesses. The body-hugging, ergonomic design supports your head, shoulders, belly and hips all at once. It’s ideal for people who like to sleep with a pillow between the knees and helps keep the rest of your body aligned when laying on your side.

Related: It’s science: Why pregnant women should sleep on their left side

It won’t take long to make this snuggly miracle your new BFF. It’s the best place to rest when you’re out of breath after taking a shower, or to put your swollen feet up at the end of a long day. And if our experience is any indication, you’ll be using it to Netflix in bed for the foreseeable future. (Or until the baby in your belly becomes a Bluey-obsessed kid who steals it for themselves.)

And it’s not just me who loves the Queen Rose pregnancy pillow. Over 20,000 people have given it a nearly perfect 5-star review on Amazon. You can choose from 55 inches to up to 65 inches long, and it comes in a handful of colors for you to choose from, including a cooling fabric for hot sleepers.

Some reviewers love it so much they actually named it.

I was very skeptical about buying a pillow just for my pregnancy and resisted for a long time, instead of arranging several regular pillows around me every night. But when sleeping started getting more uncomfortable around six months I broke down and bought this based on all the great reviews, and it was the best decision I could have made!

My husband and I joke about how ridiculous it looks and have nicknamed it Sideshow Bob, but the amazing comfort this pillow provides can’t be fully described! It supports my legs/hips and belly completely, the head support is great and it’s wonderful to be able to roll over to my other side without having to re-arrange four pillows. I haven’t washed the cover yet and don’t plan to anytime soon since I lay a pillowcase over where my face rests and change it every few days. We have a queen-sized bed and space hasn’t been an issue. I’m almost 9 months along now and don’t know what I would have done without it!

Queen Rose Amazon Pregnancy Pillow

Queen Rose


Pregnancy Pillow

A version of this story was published January 21, 2021. It has been updated.