If there’s one thing I remember from pregnancy (other than the heartburn), it’s that staying active always helped my body feel better. What to wear to the gym during this time was, however, an interesting challenge.
Given that my youngest son was born four and a half years ago and I’m out of the maternity wear fashion loop, I reached out to some folks in the know to help with tips on where to find awesome maternity fitness wear.
The advice below is both from the amazing alumnae of my Mindful Return course (all of whom are in the thick of that pregnancy and post-partum period), and from Krystal Stubbendeck, maternity clothing expert and founder of Borrow for Your Bump.
Krystal told me that figuring out the best place to find maternity wear for the gym really depends on your budget. For this reason, I’ve grouped the advice below by expense. Krystal also let me know that Borrow for Your Bump just started testing active wear in their rental subscription boxes, and they’re finding that moms love having the variety of options they can constantly swap out. At Borrow for Your Bump, they currently carry Fit Bump and are planning to expand their options for maternity exercise clothes in the coming months.
Less Expensive Maternity Workout Options
Premium Maternity Active Wear Options
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I hope you find some suggestions in here that make your maternity workouts more enticing. Here’s to staying fit, healthy, and fashionable during your pregnancy, mama-to-be!
Lori K. Mihalich-Levin, JD, is the founder of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and creator of the Mindful Return E-Course. A partner in the health care practice of a global law firm, she also is mama to two beautiful red-headed boys. Lori holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.