Best pregnancy body pillow

The beauty of pregnancy is overruled by the pain, and discomfort you go through trying to get a good night’s sleep. There is a solution to this discomfort in a pregnancy body pillow which supports your body and protruding belly so that you can sleep soundly. The problem is that there are quite a few pillows available that you may need these tips to find the best pregnancy body pillow for yourself.

Pillow types

Maternity pillows come in various shapes and sizes to suit your sleeping position and body requirements.

  • The wedge pillow smoothly slides under the body part needing support like back or belly. These pillows are the cheapest, smallest and most portable options but you can’t sleep only with it. You still need your normal pillow under your head.

However they don’t take up as much space as full body pillows as they support only the body part needing support. Being a cheaper option, they are better for pregnant women who don’t want to spend much on maternity pillows.

  • The full-length pillow is straight and as long as your body. They replace your head pillow as they are so long and you can snuggle with it through the night.
  • The total body pillow is about 5 ft. long and wraps around your entire body hugging you from front and back. They replace all of your pillows and come in C and U shapes, to take up all your bed space.

The C-shaped pillow supports your entire body with its lower end coming in between your legs and the middle portion going under your vertebrae to relieve spinal pressure because of your baby’s weight on the belly. Its top part comes under your head to support your neck and shoulders.

The U-shaped pillows are curved from both sides to give main full balance to your body from the front and back side. They are perfect for mothers who sleep on their backs as sleeping on the back puts pressure on the belly. The pillow helps by providing support to both sides while sleeping.

Filling

Pregnancy pillows come in various fillings:

  • Micro beads are very light, feel like sand and are easy to move around.
  • Memory foam is another firmer and more expensive option which is rather warm, unless shredded.
  • Some pillows have the same cheap Styrofoam balls used in bean bags as filling which adapts well to your body but is noisy.
  • Those with polyester fibre filling are super soft and quiet but not so breathable.
  • Cover-

    As you will be using the pillow regularly, a pregnancy body pillow with a removable cover is better as it can be washed as needed.

  • Size-

    As some of these pillows are rather large, look for a pillow which gives you the required support without making your bed partner feel the pillow has replaced them. King sized beds easily support you, your pattern and the pregnancy body pillow.

Looking at all this, the ideal pregnancy body pillow is the full length ones with a removable cover, which wrap around your body to provide optimal support to your back, knees and belly.

Review of NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000) with Open Source Support

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router known as the R7000 is meant for ardent gamers who want to save some money creating an updated wireless network. Cheaper than its counterparts, it does deliver a rather strong throughput but doesn’t match other 802.11 ac routers’ range.

This is a beautifully designed monster dual band which lacks a built-in ADSL mode. This problem is however solved by buying an external modem with it. It comes with 4 LAN ports, one WAN port, one USB 2.0 port and a 3.0 port.

Fastest router

This is supposedly one of the fastest AC1900 routers around. It’s fast enough for gaming purposes and offers long range and stable connectivity over distances. It can be either wall-mounted or placed on a shelf.

Slick design

The black Netgear R7000 has three finlike antennas on its back which use the  help of beam-forming technology to optimize signals. They are adjusted to grab the best signals or replaced by third-party options.

Its dozen status LED lights in front indicate when the router is turned on. Additional lights show if its Ethernet ports are active and if Wi-Fi transmissions are on. There are also switches for power, disabling Wi-Fi transmissions and for activating WPS. An additional recessed reset button removes firmware setting for starting over.

Easy installation

The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 is powered with a 1 GHz dual core processor and needs only 5 minutes to create a Wi-Fi network. As it’s well synced with the Netgear genie app, its installation and management is a breeze.

Its combined 1900Mbps Wi-Fi makes this the ideal modem choice to use in large homes. Moreover, its high-powered amplifiers ensure there’s a strong signal throughout the house.

Efficiently handles multiple devices

The Netgear Nighthawk AC 1900 can automatically detect and emphasize on gaming and streaming needs without any lapses. It can also efficiently handle and provide for various high usage devices at the same time.

Additional features

The Netgear Nighthawk offers content-based parental control feature where parents can filter and keep a track of the content children watch on the internet. It’s versatile enough to be used as a router, wireless bridge or access point to provide Wi-Fi network throughout the house. The R7000 lists and maps clients and has a Traffic Meter for monitoring what comes and goes.

Pros

  • It’s 1 GHz dual core processor gives users the best streaming and gaming experience
  • It’s genie app provides devices with remote access where required
  • Can control what children watch through its Parental Control feature
  • Good Wi-FI speed offers long range internet connectivity
  • Offers optimal USB network performance
  • Has a beautiful, slick design
  • USB port is front mounted

Cons

  • The unit is slightly large in size and thus takes up more desktop space
  • Not all ports are at the back of the unit
  • Range is not as good as other AC1900 rivals
  • It’s easier setting up ASUS and Linksys
  • Firmware features are still not a reality
  • No CD with manual or software- has to be downloaded