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Pregnancy advice has changed over the years. From being treated as a delicate flower during your pregnancy where you must have your feet up and not move a muscle to the realisation that exercising while pregnant is a good thing. Most recent advice is that maintaining an exercise regime during pregnancy* can leave you feeling fitter, healthier and more prepared for labour.
The growing trend for safe exercises during pregnancy can be found in the many prenatal classes that are growing in popularity. One class available here in Abu Dhabi are a variety of prenatal yoga and pilates available at Body Tree Studios.
The big question is, what do you wear to feel comfortable when exercising while pregnant? Your old workout clothes start to feel tight and uncomfortable. You might feel bloated and drained of energy. You might be feeling nauseous. Whatever way you're feeling MAMIS has something for everyone to feel stylish, elegant and comfortable whilst exercising in pregnancy.
Never fear, MAMIS is here to save the day and show you just a snippet of our suitable sports wear range so you can be both comfortable AND fashionable when exercising while pregnant. No mean feat...
First things first, your growing and changing breasts need supporting in a way your pre-pregnancy breasts didn't. They might feel tender and sore to touch making your old sports bras tight fitting ways uncomfortable for you.
Whether you are keeping up with your high impact exercises or moving your exercise pace down a notch into something lower impact here at MAMIS we have a range of maternity bras that work with you, not against you.
As your body changes during pregnancy it might not just be your bump that expands, every woman is different and people gain weight in different areas. Whilst exercising it is important that you remain comfortable and, again, even though your old lycra running trousers may be adequate to do the job they may also be splitting at the seams.
You may prefer to keep your bump covered up as you progress through pregnancy, or you may prefer an under the bump stance. The same is true of your exercise wear. MAMIS stocks a range of comfortable, and flattering, leggings and shorts that are suitable to wear whilst exercising, or while enjoying your morning brew...
For some women, they prefer loose fitting while exercising. Others a more fitted top is deemed more comfortable. Luckily for you all MAMIS has something for everyone.
And of course not all exercise has to be taken on dry land, with the weather hotting up here in the UAE why not get your exercise from the cool of the pool. The water easing the pressure on your joints and soothing those aches and pains as you swim.
Squeezing into your old swimwear whilst doing so is often uncomfortable, or you could end up stretching your favourite bikini. Maternity swimwear is an investment to keep both you and bump cool while you're exercising the pool this summer.
*please always consult your doctor before embarking on any exercise during pregnancy. This article does not constitute medical advice for exercising during pregnancy it only cites what medical research and advice is starting to show. Every woman and pregnancy is different.