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Staying active during your pregnancy is really important.

Despite how unappealing working out might sound to some mums-to-be, it is recommended that pregnant women continue to engage in low impact exercise to keep them healthy and prepare their body for labour. Finding the sport that's right for you during pregnancy is a personal journey.

If you're pregnant and new to working out, we recommend you speak to your doctor for advice on the best activity for you. Low impact activities like walking, swimming or prenatal yoga will help keep you fit and healthy during your pregnancy and beyond.

Maternity activewear should make working out while pregnant a comfortable experience. The best maternity gym wear will support your growing bump and stabilise your lower back, helping to reduce pain and pressure on your muscles and allow you to continue working out during your pregnancy. To avoid wasting your money, and your clothes, finding maternity wear that will last throughout pregnancy and remain usable postpartum is ideal and most of the below items fit this bill.

With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start with maternity sportswear. Nike, ASOS and other big brands have many maternity options available. However, to ensure every item on this list will meet your workout needs, we've selected pieces that are designed by brands that are renowned for their maternity wear and have maternity needs in mind. Having activewear you can rely on that is both stylish and functional can make a big difference to your workout experience. We've put this list together to take away the worry of a bra strap snapping or tights sliding down to your knees mid-workout, so you can focus on your health.

Some mums-to-be worry about wearing tight fitting trousers while pregnant. We've done the research and yoga pants that are tight but comfortable are fine to wear during pregnancy and will often give you added stability as you work out. Make sure your yoga pants aren't super tight, cutting off circulation or leaving pressure marks on your body as this level of compression isn't good for any woman, pregnant or not.

Expecting mums have so much to think about, so to help make their lives easier, we've put together a huge number of lists with ideas on products that will get you ready for motherhood. As a starting point, have a look at our list of the best breastfeeding pumps or our list of great books for expecting parents

Our Top Choice

Seraphine The 2 Piece Active Kit, Pregnancy Yoga & Sportswear‍

You'll be working out in style and comfort with this two piece maternity activewear set from Seraphine. The racerback tank top is made from soft, breathable fabric and is ruched on the side for a flexible fit. The trousers have a seamless waistband to be worn over your bump and folded down post-pregnancy for added support. The support you get from this maternity sports outfit will have you working out with full confidence during your pregnancy and beyond.

  • Price: £69
  • 2 piece set including leggings and shirt

Best Maternity Leggings

Seraphine Navy Blue Bamboo Maternity Leggings‍

These ultra comfortable leggings made with bamboo viscose are super soft and fit over your bump, ensuring they won't slide down during your workout. The bamboo wicks away moisture to keep you cool and ensure you can maintain your gym routine without compromising comfort.

  • Price: £29
  • Leggings made with bamboo viscose

Best For Life Long Use

Isabella Oliver The Maternity Yoga Top‍

This ethically made yoga tee is lightweight and stylish, designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The tee has split sides that can be adjusted and tied as your bump grows. There is also a keyhole at the back to make nursing a breeze. This yoga tee will be a gym favourite during and long after your pregnancy.

  • Price: £32
  • Ethically made

Best For Winter Wear

Seraphine Grey Marl Crossover Maternity & Nursing Sweater‍

The easy to use, double layer design of this maternity gym sweater will make it an essential companion during the colder months of your pregnancy and while you're breastfeeding too. This super soft sweater fits flexibly over your bump to keep you warm while you work out. The cross over second layer opens at the front, perfect for a comfortable fit and for easy breastfeeding when the time comes.

  • Price: £49
  • Double layer sweater

Best For Sports Bras

Reebok Training Maternity Sports Bra, Black‍

This maternity sports bra has a supportive, stretchy under band to securely fit the bra to your growing bump. The bra has adjustable straps with drop down clips designed to make nursing easy. With Reebok's high performance focus, this maternity gym bra is perfect for active mums who need a bra they can rely on.

  • Price: £35
  • Drop down clips for nursing

Best For Active Wear And Everyday Wear

JoJo Maman Bébé Black Active Support Maternity Leggings‍

Whether you're jogging around the park or busting a downward dog at yoga, these chic black leggings are designed to fit securely for the duration of your pregnancy. They have a seamless waistband to support your growing baby bump and are made of quick drying, antibacterial material that is breathable and will let you work out in comfort.

  • Price: £29
  • Waistband to support your growing bump

Best For Eco-Conscious Mums

Mamalicious Seamless Maternity Top‍

This seamless tank top is a must-have pregnancy basic that will last your whole pregnancy and keep you cool while you work out. When you're not hitting the gym, this shirt is also a great option for everyday wear. It is made from recycled nylon, meaning reduced resource consumption and waste, making it the perfect option for the eco-conscious mum-to-be.

  • Price: £14
  • Made from recycled nylon

Best For Families On A Budget

ASOS 4505 Maternity Icon Train T-Shirt‍

This maternity gym t-shirt is great for budget conscious mums, and it is a comfortable option made with soft fabric that will stretch as your bump grows. This t-shirt is complete with moisture wicking technology that will keep you dry during even the sweatiest of workouts. This shirt is breathable and will have you working out with style at a very affordable price.

  • Price: £6
  • Moisture wicking technology to keep you dry

Best For Slimming Design

JoJo Maman Bébé Burgundy Maternity & Nursing Active Feeding Top‍

Whether you're saying namaste in yoga class or doing a workout in the gym, this top, designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women, will allow you to get your daily activity done in comfort and style. This top is made with stretchy, lightweight fabric to stop you from overheating and has ruching on the sides for extra stretch and comfort. The top will support your breasts and back and has quick release clips to make nursing easy as can be.

  • Price: £25
  • Side ruching for extra comfort

Best For A Comfortable Fit

Mamalicious Active Maternity Tights‍

These maternity tights will fit you throughout your entire pregnancy and have a ribbed design below your bump for a comfortable fit. They come in a range of sizes that match to your normal size with the added flexibility and stretch to accommodate your baby bump.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our list of the best maternity activewear you might find more ideas in our list of the best nursing chairs or our list of the best bedside cots for your baby.

  • Price: £25
  • Ribbed below bump design for comfort
Written By
Hannah Bowyer

<p>A fitness enthusiast with a passion for helping people find their best selves, Hannah is a qualified personal trainer who is currently training to be a yoga instructor. She is also knowledgeable about mindfulness and meditation. Hannah has lived and worked in many different countries across Asia and the Americas over the last four years, and loves to write about her travels. Her dynamic nature is reflected in her love for running, whether it's towards a plane or a personal best.</p>

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