A great adventure is about to begin – Winnie the Pooh
This great adventure is that very precious maternity feeling which a woman carries, all those nine months where she is loaded with excitement as well as lots of mood swings, sleep disorders, aches and pains. The best way to knock out all these maternity dilemmas are few simple maternity exercises.
Maternity workouts during pregnancy are accepted as a healthy practice without any contradictions. Accompanied with immense benefits such as reduced back pain, weight gain control, easier delivery and a quick postpartum recovery, the pregnancy fitness program can prove to be a stepping stone to better health for both, you and your baby.
To feel comfortable and not to overheat while exercising, opt for soft-breathable fabrics exercise clothing such as cotton and jersey. It’s always better to dress yourself in layers so that it’s easy for you to peel off a layer or two in case if you feel too hot or after your body gets warmed up.
Focus on these tips while you ponder over your maternity active wears:
Sports Tops: These are especially designed to grow with your baby bump until the end of your pregnancy and shrink with you after you deliver. Go for sports tops with extra length and stretch that will flatter and support your bump while you work out. A top with an inbuilt shelf bra will help your breasts from bouncing around too much. Choose a lightweight maternity hoodie to keep you warm, if you exercise outside.
Sports Bras: Browse for a proper bra with multiple (three or more) back closures that offer more flexibility along with an under-bust band, wide straps, sides and a profound centre at the front. Be sure the cup is large enough to give your breasts adequate coverage and depth. Firm elastic straps will eliminate bounce and give you extra support. Choose a bra made of cotton or other smooth breathable fabric, as bras made with synthetic materials may trap moisture against your skin and might cause irritation.
Sports Trousers: Many expectant mothers wear track pants while working out or doing yoga. These are okay during first semesters but from 2nd semester onwards, try maternity Capri trousers as these have a bump band to give you extra support allowing you to move freely and stretch as your baby bump grows. But the best option is the maternity yoga pants.
These Yoga pants have a wide elastic panel at the waist, which surrounds the belly area to provide proper support and comfort during the second trimester. The elastic panel simultaneously stretches as the baby grows, which allows you to wear these yoga pants right till the end of the third trimester and perhaps, even after the birth of your baby.
Keep those stiletto heels under trunk and pick quality sneakers which fit your feet properly and offer good support. Your feet carry the load and with that load getting heavier by the day, they’ll tire easily. So, make sure your closet is stocked with at least two well-fitting pairs of workout shoes which feel really secure and provide good traction while you workout. Do shop for one up size shoes in case your feet and ankles are bit swollen.
We do sincerely hope that these tips will immensely help you in choosing the best maternity exercise clothing and wish your maternity work out regime offers you the best results for you and your baby.
As a clinician with years of medical experience, Mary Brown entrusts a leading approach to maternity active wear design, fusing her knowledge as a Women’s Health specialist, awareness of current design trends and her unique style. With the introduction of Mommyliciousmaternity, the needs of the prenatal body are embraced throughout the pregnancy.
Realizing the importance of prenatal exercise as well as pure comfort, the active wear collection emphasizes therapeutic support and ease of movement, to experience impeccable fit and style that blends contemporary with scientific innovation.