bbhugme, A Pregnancy Pillow developed by Health Professionals
Developed by natural and medical health professionals
Bbhugme was created by three chiropractors from Norway, Hilde, Ann Kristin and Elisabeth, who shared a deep interest in chiropractic care of pregnant women, moms and babies. They saw many teary, sleep-deprived women who were suffering from pelvic and back pain before, during and after pregnancy. The three realized that the women needed even more support and care – a long-lasting, take-home solution that could support them beyond the care they get at clinics. This was the origin of the bbhugme pillow.
A better pillow
The three chiropractors got together with designers to make a unique pillow that mothers could count on for support. The pillow comes from focus on the details that matter. The right shape, ﬁlled with a speciﬁc size and type of mircobeads, gives sturdy, but ﬂexible support for every body type. The pillow fabric is elastic, yet strong enough to avoid being ripped when used. Allergy- and eco-friendliness are also important. For nursing the baby, it helps if the pillow can be strapped around the body. Zippers and velcro aren’t soft enough, so we use a tie that allows mothers to remove and wash the outer sleeve.
bbhugme® products are tested and quality approved by out panel of specialists in health, motherhood and design. They know a lot about caring for women and new families. They’re also curious and caring, always out to learn more - and share what they know.
DR. HILDE TAVARES
FOUNDER | CHIROPRACTOR
Hilde is an innovator, instructor, speaker, entrepreneur - and mother to three lively children. She’s practiced family wellness care in Norway since 2002 and has an advanced degree in musculoskeletal health in pregnancy and pediatrics.
“I’m passionate about supporting and caring for women and their partners through pregnancy, birth and infancy.”
ANN KRISTIN HOMDRUM
FOUNDER | CHIROPRACTOR
Ann Kristin is a chiropractor, author, speaker and entrepreneur, who has dedicated her life to learning and teaching about conscious health decisions. She specializes in chiropractic care for pregnant women and children and breastfeeding support.
“I believe in enjoying family life to the fullest, through a natural and healthy lifestyle.”
For better rest and sleep during your pregnancy!
The bbhugme pregnancy pillow is a product that is uniquely adjustable to offer optimum comfort and support throughout your pregnancy. The pillow provides support around your belly, lower back, pelvis, knees and ankles for full 5-point support.
Watch how to use the bbhugme pregnancy pillow
Is your back or pelvis starting to bother you? Maybe it’s starting to affect your sleep?
Your baby is continually growing and there are lots of changes to your back and pelvis too in the process. Sometimes those changes can go almost unnoticed, but to most of us they don’t. Studies indicate that between half and three quarters of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point during their pregnancy.
The production of different hormones, including the hormone relaxin, help prepare your body for childbirth through having a “loosening effect” on your ligaments and soft tissues. This is absolutely necessary for your body to be able to accommodate a growing baby, and ultimately give birth, but it also carries with it some “disadvantages”. This hormone is making your joints more vulnerable to certain forces in a sense, leaving you a little more prone to injury and especially pain. Pregnancy back pain can typically be felt where “the pelvis meets the spine”, at the sacroiliac joints on one or both sides, and/-or in the pubic symphysis area in the front of the pelvis. Discomfort and pain in these areas is usually due to both mechanical and hormonal factors.
One of the biggest impacts pregnancy back- and pelvis pain has is that it typically disturbs your sleeping habits. It’s like you’re trying really hard to retain your regular sleeping posture, but your back or pelvis just won’t have it, right? You should be aware that lack of proper sleep over time increases the production of stress hormones in your body, so working on better sleep is something you should really prioritise.
There are things you can try to minimize your pregnancy back pain and secure a better night’s sleep.
Here are 5 tips that may help you:
1. Many find pain relief and comfort in getting their pelvis and lower back function improved through chiropractic adjustments.
2. Exercise routines for the whole body, with special focus on your deep core. Your core consists of your pelvic floor, diaphragm, transverse abdomini and your lower back.
3. Eat a nutritious diet; preferably food that has seen the sun! Balancing good fats, proteins and correct carbohydrates and eating a variety of vegetables and fruits usually ensures good nutrition.
4. For improved chances of a good nights sleep treat yourself to a good quality, functional pregnancy pillow. A great pillow should be adjustable and provide support in all the places you need; around your belly, lower back, pelvis, knees and ankles.
5. Wearing a pelvic support belt during the most active parts of your day.
By Dr. Ann Kristin S. Homdrum
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