28/07/2010 18:30 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Pillows For Pregnancy And Beyond

There's a lot of shopping involved with being pregnant and expecting a child. Aside from the basics like clothing and food, there are a few purchases you might not have thought of that will help with your comfort during pregnancy and that of your baby once they've arrived.

If you've seen the recent Jennifer Lopez film The Back Up Plan, which we reviewed recently, you'll have seen the ongoing battle pregnant JLo and her partner had with her pregnancy pillow. However, a pregnancy pillow can be the perfect aid for a baby bump, supporting and moulding to the shape. Mothercare do a great one from Dream Genii for £44.99

Once the baby has arrived, a breastfeeding pillow can really help if you decide to or are able to take the breastfeeding route. Pillows, like the Boppy pillow (£49.99) on the right, have an ergonomic shape to ensure mother and baby breastfeed in exactly the right position. You can also use it to prop the baby up as they get older.