Best Maternity Sportswear Brands: Clothes to Keep Active During Pregnancy

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Active eating is important when you are pregnant. While you won’t be attending the more… hardcore… classes (and you can say goodbye to burpees – thank goodness!), NHS guidance advises pregnant women to get moving and get gentle exercise for the benefit of themselves and their baby. Is. ,

The NHS guidelines say: “Continue with your normal daily physical activity or exercise – sport, running, yoga, dance, or even walking to the shops and back – for as long as you feel comfortable.”

After morning sickness and excessive fatigue subside, you may find that staying active will improve your mood, reduce stress, increase your energy, and promote better sleep.

But which exercises should you focus on? Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer and founder of body by simone Studies in California, New York, and London recommend, “Definitely do Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor. I did this while sitting down (on a chair or exercise ball), contracting your pelvic floor for 10 seconds.” Holding in, and releasing, and repeating. This will help you when it comes to labor. Similarly, your upper body will need a lot of strength after your baby is born because of holding the baby and breastfeeding will affect your posture after birth. Find workouts that strengthen your back, lats, rhomboids, and shoulders.” If you have Any Have concerns, consult your GP or obstetrician.

But with a rapidly changing body, gym gear that fits, is practical and makes you feel comfortable can be daunting. Here’s a list of some of the best brands to keep an eye out for if you’re expecting.

Natal Active

Natal Active

Like many maternity brands, Natal Active was born out of a mother’s frustration when she lacked collision-friendly sportswear. Sick of wearing baggy T-shirts and poorly fitting leggings while working out during her three pregnancies, Claire Gleeve took matters into her own hands. Their range of bright, beautiful sportswear is known for their luxurious and comfortable fit. It’s also great for when you decide to go back to the gym after baby.

Rochelle Humes and Vogue Williams are among the celebrity fans of the brand.

Luxe Maternity & Postpartum Leggings

Natal Active

artemis sports bra

Natal Active

Seraphine

Seraphine

Seraphine is one of the stalwart, mid-to-high-end maternity stores that sell everything from sleepwear to maternity jeans and coats. The brand’s two-piece Active Kit is a great place to start, while nursing sports bras—like their other nursing bras—are also comfortable and supportive. In the meantime, nursing sweatshirts are a great buy when you’re out and about with your newborn.

Millie Mackintosh is a well-known brand lover.

2 Piece Active Kit – Pregnancy Yoga & Sportswear

Seraphine

Cotton Blend Maternity & Nursing Sweatshirt

Seraphine

Latch

Latch

Another brand that stemmed from a frustrated mother’s lack of choice, Latched was founded when its founder, Natalie, struggled to find a nursing bra and/or jumper to wear on and off with her first child, Harper. The brand’s range of these jumpers and hoodies are flattering, comfortable and practical and come in muted tones, so they will go with existing sportswear pieces or bottoms that you may already have in your wardrobe.

nursing hoodie

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nursing jumper

Latch

jojo maman baby

JMB

Don’t sleep on Jojo Maman Bebe’s selection of maternity activewear, another well-known baby brand. It is particularly known for its high quality leggings. Like many non-maternity brands, its leggings come with zipped and side pockets for your phone and keys. Their range of matching maternity bras are also worth a look.

reflective leggings

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Mid Impact Nursing Sports Bra

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adidas

adidas

Apparently one of the biggest sports names in the market, Adidas has an exciting range of maternity sportswear perfect for active and leisure time. The brand’s leggings for increased bumps with a fold-over waistband are comfy and practical, while their joggers are can-I-live-in comfy. The range is also good value.

Essential Cotton Leggings (Maternity)

adidas

Three Stripes Joggers (motherhood)

adidas

nike

nike

Another major sportswear player that has a small, but well-organized collection of maternity wear – most of which is made from sustainable materials. The label’s reversible pullover is chic and comes in several particularly luxurious, stylish colors, while the signature Nike tank tops are nice and tall to accommodate growing bumps (or tall bodies like mine!). The tops also have a scoop neck – which makes breastfeeding a little easier after birth.

Women’s Sweater (Maternity)

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female tank (motherhood)

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spiteful

spiteful

Not exclusively activewear, Mammalicious offers a practical and good value option. There are many fashion forward options — like coordinating bra and legging sets — that are perfect for more trend-focused moms who don’t want to break the bank.

Maternity Recycled Blend Active Leggings Co-ord

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Maternity Recycled Blend Nursing Sports Bra

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H&M

H&M

Sometimes you just can’t beat H&M. The store has been a savior for me throughout my pregnancy because of its no-nonsense, value basics, and sportswear is no exception. Like many maternity basic T-shirts, sports tops—which are made in a breathable fabric—come with easy interest on the side to stretch over a bump. They also have tons of options for bottoms (not just leggings), including cycling and running shorts. Good for summer pregnancy!

mama sports top

H&M

mama sports cycling shorts

H&M

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You can always get a good deal at the Gap. The brand has a wide range of Maternity Sportswear with exclusive highlights in the top segment. Be it tanks, long sleeves or jumpers, all are flattering and gourmet to help stretch. Flannel hoodies are comfy to die for. I can also recommend their maternity jeans, which are perfect for your pre-pregnancy size.

Maternity Gapfit Breathe T-Shirt

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Maternity Waffle-Knit Hoodie

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asos

asos

High Street Savior offers one of the most diverse ranges of performances, along with maternity iterations of major pieces. With options for all kinds of workouts, check out the retailer’s in-house label 4505, as well as pieces from the likes of Speedo and Mammalious.

ASOS 4505 Maternity Icon Yoga Capri Leggings

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South Beach Maternity Light Support Leopard Print Sports Bra

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