Embracing a healthy and fit lifestyle while you’re pregnant is certainly the best thing you can possibly do for your future newborn, and for yourself.
Buying active wear for pregnant women can seem like an impossibility though. Thankfully, it’s not. There are now hundreds of retailers and online stores, as well as sections in department stores, which cater specifically for pregnant women. You can get all the regular pants, tops, tanks, jackets and shorts for your workouts while you’re pregnant.
Whether you want to continue with cardio, yoga, gym, swimming, tennis, or any other activity while you’re pregnant, being comfortable in what you’re wearing is important.
For cardio and light gym work, a good quality tank top or tee is the place to start. You want something that isn’t going to be overly tight, but can also be somewhat supportive and stretchable. Expect to pay around $50 for a dedicated maternity “active” tank or tee that will last your entire pregnancy (and in some cases, beyond it).
It’s also vital to have a quality, supportive bra on whilst you exercise. As your breasts will increase in size particularly towards the last third of your pregnancy, your regular bras are unlikely to fit well. A fitness specific maternity bra is the way to go for both comfort and safety, and many can even be comfortably worn when you’re not exercising too, as casual wear.
If swimming is your workout of choice, it’s good to know that there are stylish options for pregnant women who wish to get into the pool. The bathers that have a built in bra are the best option, as they provide maximum support and comfort.
Exercising during pregnancy has been shown to reduce back pain, stabilize weight gain, and in some studies has been shown to contribute to an easier delivery. In addition to all of that, it is simply beneficial for you to remain active rather to get into a slump during your pregnancy, when it can be far more difficult to get back into things after you’ve given birth.
Just because you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your fitness routine. You can now purchase maternity clothes which will be absolutely comfortable, regardless of what stage you are at in your pregnancy. Both you and your baby will benefit from your commitment to remain fit and active during this very exciting time of your life!