Now that you're pregnant, there is no reason not to keep up your exercise regime.
Exercising while pregnant is perfectly safe, and encouraged (of course - if you’re concerned, consult your doctor), though you may want to steer clear of ab exercises.
During pregnancy, you'll want to update your gym gear to match your changing body. Think leggings with enough bump room, supportive sports bras and casual throw-ons that you'll get lots of wear our of postpartum, too.
Here's Mother&Baby's guide to the very best gym gear for if you're expecting...
The best maternity sportswear:
The perfect throw-on piece and
sustainable, this cosy sweatshirt is made from recycled cotton and will go with everything.
Layer over leggings or your favourite pair of joggers for a laid-back look.
These oh-so comfy maternity cycling shorts will give your bump lots of support throughout pregnancy - and doubles up as perfect postpartum loungewear, too!
One mum reviewer commented to say she loved these for wearing under clothes day-to-day (genius!):
"I wear these under my skirts and dresses. Makes it way more decent when playing with my 1yr old, which prevents chaffing)"
Show up and be bold in this gorgeous lilac print sports bra from ASOS' super cool sportswear brand, 4505.
Its expertly designed to fit you from bump to baby - who says maternity gym clothes need to be drab?
A cult-favourite with gym-goers and for good reason too. The Ultra Run Sports Bra is designed for high-impact activities (running and jumping, we see you) and it's compression technology means zero jiggle!
We love the padded shoulder straps which provide extra comfort.
This magical hoodie is the ultimate in easy luxury. The 3-in-1 Maternity Hoodie is designed for bump, for baby and forever.
For Bump: The hoodie features built-in stretch panels to the sides, ensuring a fit that grows with you throughout your nine months. The fabric is gently brushed inside for a soft fleecy finish – perfect for indoor to outdoor styling or layering under a coat.
For Baby: Once baby arrives, simply zip on the extra panel at the front to fit easily over your baby sling or front carrier.
Forever: A drawstring hood and handy pockets at the sides complete this essential grey marl maternity hoodie. Throw it on over leggings & a tee to hit the gym or snuggle up at home. It’s a cosy must-have you’re sure to be wearing for years to come - whether you’re expecting, baby-wearing or chasing a toddler around the park!
This bra is a best-seller for Cake Maternity and it won Silver in our Mother & Baby Awards in the Best Pregnancy/Maternity Product category
. It is easy to see why! This luxurious, double layered bra is supportive without restriction and perfect for yoga (or sleep!). Its T-back design and closely constructed straps provide for a snug fit and ensures the straps stay on while sleeping or whilst undertaking light activity. Knitted from a dense yarn to provide comfort, you won't want to take this bra off!
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