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Why does a tummy pillow have a pocket?

Tummy Pillow with a Pocket?

Question: I’ve heard about a tummy pillow for after a hysterectomy, but why are they helpful? And why do your tummy pillows have pockets?

Pillows are very helpful to patients after abdominal surgery of any kind – hysterectomy, tummy tuck, c-section. Although, it may not make sense to you if you haven’t had your surgery yet, you will learn fairly quickly that coughing and sneezing can strain your tender tummy. Therefore, hold a small pillow over your incision! Use the tummy pillow as you cough or sneeze or laugh as it will support and protect your tender tummy.

From the hospital

Plan for your drive home from the hospital. You should bring a small pillow with you in the car.  Place it between you and the seatbelt for a safer and more comfortable car ride. It will feel help soothe your sore belly.

At home

Once at home, your tummy pillow is even more helpful!  You can use it to prevent pets and small children from bumping your incisions as they share the sofa with you. And, if you spend any time watching your favorite funny movie, a tummy pillow held against your belly with gentle compression helps your incisions and tender belly from hurting as you laugh. 

In bed

In bed, you’ll find a tummy pillow helpful if you are a side sleeper. Or sleep with it between your knees to keep strain off your back or hips.

The pocket on the Hysterectomy Pocket Pillow is to hold an ice pack or a heated pack for your comfort against your tender abdominal incision/s. And the good news, Pocket Pillow comes with 2 cold/hot packs. We send you two so you have one to use while the other is in the freezer or being warmed in the microwave.

Our Pocket Pillow comes with 2 hot/cold packs for freezing or warming in the microwave and is handmade my seamstresses in the USA in cotton fabric for easy care. 

Read more about the Pocket Tummy Pillow here.

From our customers:

planetjanet said: I have used this pillow more than anything else following my hysterectomy. The fabrics are pretty and vibrant-cheery even! It’s the perfect size to take on car rides or even to sit on when you are ready to get out of the house. Love that it comes with 2 of the freezable ice packs. You will not regret buying this pillow!

KDSunshine said: I used it for the car ride home at first. Sits perfectly over my incision making the seat belt more comfortable.  Now it stays in bed next to me, filled with my “stuff” I adore the pockets! Great investment for hysterectomy

P.S. If you see a color you like, order it now! Our fabric changes regularly based on availability. Once a color is gone, its not guaranteed to be back in stock.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store