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The Best Maternity Gym Wear - yoga pants, sports bras and support belts

Best maternity gym wearExercising while pregnant can be a worrisome thought. While it’s perfectly safe, and encouraged, to partake in moderate physical exercise while pregnant (of course - if you’re concerned ask your doctor), many women worry about their fitness routine once they have a bump.

Of course, the last thing you need once you’ve decided to soldier on with your daily exercise is to find none of your regular gym clothes fit. Rest assured maternity active wear can be just as stylish as your current sweaty betty get-up, to prove it, we’ve compiled a list of the best maternity gym clothes on the market to help you stay active during pregnancy.

Black Maternity Yoga Pants, £18, Mothercare

Mothercare maternity yoga pants

Yoga is encouraged while pregnant thanks to its low intensity and relaxing nature. Whereas before you may have been able to throw on some leggings, now you’ll need something to support your growing bump and give you some leg room. Try these mothercare yoga pants; soft and stretchy for optimum comfort, with a wide waist band that will expand as your bump grows.

Maternity Mama Sweat Top, £25.00, Mothercare 

Maternity Mama Sweat top

We love this adorable slogan sweatshirt so much, we’re pretty sure you’ll be wearing it both in and out of the gym, both during pregnancy and when the baby arrives.

Maternity Oversized Hoodie, £28, ASOS 

ASOS maternityAn oversized hoodie is always a necessity for those days when you want to walk off any sluggishness. Comfy and cute, it has extra room for your growing bump.  

Shock Absorber Run Sports Bra. £34.95, Wiggle 

Shock Absorber bra

A good sports bra is imperative whatever the workout, but when you’re pregnant is extra important. During pregnancy, your boobs will not only be getting bigger, they’ll be much more sensitive and in need of some excellent support. This shock absorbing bra has seamless inners reducing friction injury plus wide, padded non-slip straps and goes up to size 38G.

The Active Kit - Pregnancy Yoga & Sportswear, £69.00, Seraphine

The Active Kit

Containing everything you could need when it comes to pregnancy exercise, this bundle includes a maternity sports bra, tank top, workout pants and headband. Get the pregnancy gym shop out the way in one simple click!

Cantaloop Maternity Support Belt, £11.00, John Lewis

Maternity SupportA support belt is a necessity for exercise while pregnant. It not only supports your bump, but it helps keeps you comfortable! Pop it on underneath your regular gym wear.

Menna Active Maternity Gym/Running Tights, £32, Yummy Mummy 

If you’re already a runner and want to carry on jogging during your pregnancy (experts advise you not to add running to your workout unless your body is used to it pre-pregnancy), finding a supportive pair of running tights is a must. These leggings are great for running and the gym, with added bump support to keep you comfortable.

Fit Active Maternity Gymwear Workout Long Sleeve Top, £28.00, Yummy Mummy 

Fit Active Maternity Wear

Of course, if you’re pregnant during the winter you’ll want something with a bit move arm coverage? This long-sleeved workout top has bump support while being fitted and stylish.  

Maternity Pure Body full panel capri leggings, £22.95, Gap UK 

Maternity GAP

Some simple, black gym leggings are a necessity for any maternity wardrobe. They have a higher bump support than normal leggings, holding absolutely everything in while you work out.

Maternity Bun In Oven T-Shirt, £14, ASOS

Prefer an oversized tee for your workouts? While your typical oversized shirts might be more ‘sized’ than ‘over’ right now, this one still has bagginess despite your growing bump. Take a look at these other maternity slogan tops, perfect for the gym. 

The Grey MOTHER ‘Boyfriend’ Sweatshirt, £50.00, The Fmly Store 

Grey MOTHER jumper

You’ve probably seen this sweatshirt on every mummy blogger on Instagram right now, so why not join in? Super soft and super cute, this is one you’ll definitely wear for your entire pregnancy (and for a long time after!) The best part? £10 from each jumper sale goes to Women for Women International – a charity helping women in war torn regions.

Compound Workout Vest, £40.00,

Compound Workout Vest

Although it might not be labelled as maternity, the fit of this vest is extremely flattering over your growing bump. Team with a loose fitting pair of yoga pants for a more relaxed gym look.

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