Frequently Asked Questions
I’M STILL GETTING HIP/ LOWER BACK PAINS
Check your positioning. I find people who are still getting pains usually have the pillow too low. It’s very subtle, so adjust the air very slowly to find the place of maximum comfort.
HOW DO I REPLACE THE VALVE CAP?
You will have received a spare valve cap when you bought your Mumanu®. Simply loosen the old cap and pull it off. It may be quite tough as we don’t want babies to be able to pull it. Then, push the new valve cap on. You should hear it click; it’ll be tough to pull off when it’s on correctly.
WHY NOT USE A NORMAL PILLOW?
You won’t get the same kind of support with a normal pillow because most aren’t long enough for the knee and foot to be supported together. Normal pillows are also not thick enough to be used without placing between the knees, which isn’t good for circulation. Normal pillows also lose their support over time but the Mumanu® pregnancy pillow will support you correctly throughout the night and prevent you from twisting.
WHAT ABOUT USING A LONG PREGNANCY PILLOW / PREGNANCY BODY PILLOW SINCE IT ALSO SUPPORTS MY BELLY AND BACK?
We’ve found that if the pregnancy pillow is thin enough to support the belly then it’s too thin to support the leg. If it’s thick enough for the leg then it’s definitely too thick for the belly (will cause twisting). Long pregnancy pillows sit in front of the belly and give little support. All the pillows need separating out. Hugging on to a pillow is great for the shoulders but it should be separate from the leg and belly pregnancy pillows, so the user doesn’t curl or twist into it.
A pregnant woman who rolls onto her back in her sleep will normally wake up within minutes because it’s uncomfortable and her baby kicks her to wake her up. A pregnancy pillow that goes around you is unlikely to prevent this from happening (depending on how thick and firm it is). The Mumanu® pregnancy pillow doesn’t need to support you behind your back because it keeps you comfortably aligned and helps you stay in one place longer. If you do wake up on your back, just roll onto your side again (it’s likely you were trying to roll over but woke up in the process). Having a pillow behind you will make you even hotter and also prevents your partner from cuddling up behind you.
The Mumanu® pregnancy pillow can even be used during love making because it’s not between your knees, and stops you from rolling forwards and away from your partner. Those big pregnancy pillows that go all around you just get in the way!
I DON’T NEED A PREGNANCY PILLOW BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANY ACHES
Even if you’re not achy, the Mumanu® pregnancy pillow will make you a lot more comfortable. You may not notice how much the hip pulls without pillows making your body twist. Your baby in your belly will feel that twist and the leg will reduce the amount of space they have to wiggle around or engage into the pelvis. Twisting like this will also place more pressure on your bladder; so you’ll be making more trips to the bathroom in the night.
I DON’T WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON THINGS FOR PREGNANCY WHEN I’M ONLY GOING TO BE PREGNANT FOR NINE MONTHS
The Mumanu® pregnancy pillow is for everyone, not just during pregnancy. A lot of women keep using it after their pregnancy because it’s so comfortable! It’s also great when you’re breastfeeding lying on your side and makes co-sleeping feel even safer by stopping you from twisting.
How much would you pay for a massage, chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist to fix your sore back? The Mumanu® pillow is a great investment and works really well as a prevention as well as relief.
Paying out for therapies would cost you around $400 to $500 as well as taking time off work or finding a baby sitter to go and visit them. Instead, we’re offering the Mumanu® Pillow at a recommended retail price of $95.00.
If you start using your Mumanu® from three months pregnant you’ll only be spending $12 a month, during your pregnancy, on a comfortable night’s sleep. That’s only $3 a week! Or if you buy the Mumanu pregnancy pillow at 36 weeks pregnant and carry on using it until baby is six months postnatal (trust me you’ll want to) you’ll still only be spending $3 a week!
“If you’re like me and love using your Mumanu® all the time, whether you’re pregnant or not, you’ll get even more value for money. I’ve had mine for four years so I’ve only spent 6c per night on my Mumanu® Pillow!” – Sam Thurlby-Brooks, Creator