So, if you have decided to give the whole exercise thing a whirl, the next question is, what on earth do you wear? Fret not your maternity fashion fairy godmother is at hand. Whatever exercise you decide to do, the chances are you will need some new attire. First things first, its important you feel comfortable and not to overheat, Try to buy clothing in soft, breathable fabrics such as cotton and jersey. Dress in layers so it’s easy to peel off a layer or two after you’ve warmed up, or if you feel too hot.
During your first trimester you may not need to invest in anything clothing wise, as your belly might not be that big yet, besides if like most, your pregnancy symptoms may start to kick in at this stage, so any kind of exercise is usually off the cards till after 12 weeks. But if you do one thing – invest in a decent pair of trainers and get your boobs measured. A fitted sports bra and trainers that fit will set you on your way to becoming fitter during pregnancy.
The pot belly is now turning into a proper baby belly, which means you will now need to start investing in some clothing to exercise in. Leggings you wear on a day-to-day basis can also fill the roll of exercise leggings, as does that oversized vest you have tucked away your drawer. If your not quite there yet with the maternity clothing and swimwear just buy non-maternity wear in a size or two bigger, until you get to the 6 month mark you should be ok to do this unless your having a multiple pregnancy and that’s a whole different kettle of fish.
In your last trimester some say this is when it all starts to go a bit wrong. Up until you reached the milestone of six months you probably can not imagine getting any bigger WRONG you will get bigger and bigger and bigger until the little one decides to make an appearance so with your growing belly, your boobs will grow along with your bottom so its now time to bring out the big guns and start looking for maternity wear. Go for a bra fitting and buy another sports bra, as this will be your saviour. Your most likely feeling fed up and pounding on a treadmill isn’t your idea of fun right now, but if you can manage a little exercise, this is the time swimming works great for you, So go buy your self a maternity cozzie, and reap the benefits of swimming.
Shhhhh secret Mummy Tip
Invest in Trainers and a good sports bra. As pregnancy progresses buy a bump band to help you’re back with your ever-growing bump.
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