The Best Workout Essentials for Moms-to-Be
These high-performance workout clothes accommodate your changing body.
This article originally appeared on Health.com.
Staying active while pregnant is not only safe—it’s encouraged by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But anyone who has been pregnant knows that maternity shopping can be a real letdown. Besides not being able to find the perfect fit, the offerings in the maternity world are less than appealing, especially when it comes to workout clothes. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite must-have pieces, and offered tips on what to look for when you’re shopping for maternity activewear.
Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Capri Pants
Comfort is king when you’re pregnant, and a pair of capris like these can be adjusted to suit what’s comfortable for you. Plus, these are also great post-partum because they can be folded down do adapt to your changing figure.
To buy: $78; nordstrom.com
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Maternity/Nursing Bra
Wrestling out of your sports bra to nurse is no easy feat. This medium-impact bra has quick-release clasps to make the transition from sweating to nursing a breeze.
To buy: $49; nordstrom.com
Maternity Full Panel Compression Tights
These high-performance workout capris go beyond basic leggings. They feature no-chafe flatlock seams, a smooth, quick-drying compression tricot, and—of course—a panel that extends over your baby bump. Plus, the pattern is super-cute.
To buy: $33; oldnavy.com
Cake Lingerie High-Impact Maternity Nursing Bra/High Impact Nursing Bra
Running moms and moms-to-be, rejoice–this maternity nursing bra goes up to size 40FF, keeps your breast supported, and has quick-release straps to feed your baby in a jiffy.
To buy: $63-80; amazon.com
Maternity Go-Dry Graphic Tank
Stay dry throughout your workout with a super soft jersey top that wicks away moisture. It hits below the waist so you’ll stay covered through your whole pregnancy.
To buy: $9-11; oldnavy.com