The present invention relates, in general, to mattresses for beds and is particularly directed towards an improved maternity mattress having provisions for accommodating the abdomen of a pregnant woman.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a maternity mattress of the present invention showing a plurality of cushions serially arranged within one another;
Various maternity mattresses, pads and the like have been developed to receive the abdomen of a pregnant woman resting face down or prone on a bed so that maximum support can be provided by the bed with a minimum amount of discomfort, etc.
Skinner, U.S. Pat. No. 3,378,862, issued Apr. 23, 1968, discloses a maternity mattress provided with a cavity in its upper surface to accommodate the expanded abdomen of a woman in full term pregnancy. A stretchable panel extends across the top of the cavity and flexes into the cavity when a pregnant woman rests upon the mattress face down, the degree of flexure being dependent upon the size of the expanded abdomen. The panel thus serves as a continuing support for the expanded abdomen during the progressive stages of the pregnancy.