This body pillow was a gift to my husband, who was recently in a head-on truck collision, and, thanks to wearing a seat belt, only suffered bruises in the chest area. His bruised sternum was extremely painful and any pressure on the area increased his discomfort, yet he needed support for arms and legs when he was lying on his side. The pillow arrived today (about two weeks after his accident), and he reports that he is extremely pleased with the soft support provided by the pillow. He also likes the hypoallergenic aspect - since coughing is still very painful. His only disappointment is that the young woman pictured in the literature accompanying the pillow did not, herself, arrive with the pillow when it was shipped from Amazon.
Nonetheless, we would highly recommend this pillow to anyone.