Exercising 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.
There are loads of great ways to exercise while pregnant. Low impact exercise like yoga, pilates and aqua-activities are ideal. There are even specially designed pregnancy workouts available on Youtube for you to get a sweat-on at home. You don't have to give up the gym either. Take advantage of personal trainers and ask for their advice, speak to your GP, follow the general guidelines and most importantly, do what works for your body.
Once you’ve decided to soldier on with daily exercise, the last thing you need is to find none of your regular gym clothes fit. Rest assured maternity activewear 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.
15 of the best maternity sportswear:
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!
These simple maternity leggings come in both cropped and full-length
from Next. If you're going to be exercising outdoors, they have reflective details to make you visible! The best detail is the over-the-bump mesh band for added comfort.
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!
Embrace the leopard print trend in a subtle way with this burnout tee from New Look. If you love baggy work-out gear, then this is perfect. Style it with the matching leggings
to complete the look!
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