The KIH Bed (pronounced 'key' bed) is a pregnancy cushion that is used by practitioners with existing couches to enable their clients to lay on their front at variable stages of pregnancy. Popular with therapists, and used by mums in the home during pregnancy and therafter for co-sleeping.
Designed in 2011 by founder and qualified therapist Julie Hawkins during her own pregnancy and need to lay on her front & launched in July 2013 following two years of extensive research, professional consultation and health and safety testing to ensure that the KIH Bed Pregnancy Cushion was a safe, saleable product.
The KIH Bed now boasts 5 years positive feedback and has won a number of local and national awards . See Facebook
The KIH Bed is now used by massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists around the world, as well as by mums to be and new mums in the home, the KIH bed is turning into a must have as a therapist, hotel and household maternity aid. See our listed therapists
Additionally the KIH Bed is perfect for co-sleeping post-partum and thereafter an aid for sitting.
Weighing less than 2 kilos and measuring only 20” x 22” x 8” the KIH Bed is lightweight and easy to store! With a convenient carry bag with handles for ease of carriage.
The KIH Bed is fully compliant with British Standards BS7177, BS5852 and BSEN713. These tests relate to furniture & fire regulations and also to breathability testing as carried out on cot mattresses.
The KIH Bed was designed in the UK in 2011 (IPO Design: 4024535 & Patent: 1318506.1)
This post by the American Pregnancy Association offers fantastic insight into prenatal massage and helps to offer clarity on the popular choice to lay clients on their side. Note that whereas some prone laying couches hold a concern of strain on the uterine ligaments, the KIH Bed Pregnancy Cushion is specifically designed to support the uterine ligaments and reduce pressure on the abdomen.
The KIH bed is absolutely fantastic my clients are loving it and spreading the word. The KIH bed enhances the whole pregnancy massage and I have not looked back since investing in it. Also I am absolutely chuffed to be the first therapist in the North of Ireland to be offering it. It is wonderful tool for therapist offering pregnancy massage. A delighted practitioner
Roisin Cairns | October 2015 https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleHouseofCalm/
'I bought a KIH Bed from Julie earlier this year and have been very impressed with the quality and comfort of the product. As a Chiropractor I often treat ladies in variable stages of pregnancy and the double layer to the pillow allows a fantastic transition between stages. The removable covers are great and easy to remove and wash. I would highly recommend Julie and her KIH pregnancy products.
Melissa Folly | April 2014 http://www.shireschiropracticclinic.co.uk/
'Julie is an inspiration!! The KIH bed is a fab invention.It helped me out no end when I was pregnant.i was so impressed that I use it in my salon for expectant mums who desperately need a massage.They love the fact they can lie on their front even though they are heavily pregnant. I love this product its fabulous!!'
Natalie Kent | October 2014 http://www.beautybox-glos.co.uk/
‘I am delighted with massage cushion. It definitely adds comfort to my pregnant ladies.’ 16/08/2017
Lisa Morrison | August 2017 https://www.facebook.com/lisadouladerry/