Whatever other exercise you prefer for your pregnancy fitness regime, it’s worth including some prenatal yoga as well – it helps improve your strength and flexibility and prepare your body for your baby’s birth.
There are a number of pregnancy yoga poses that will help ease some of those uncomfortable niggles such as backache, heartburn or stiff shoulders.
What maternity fitwear is best for yoga?
Wear something comfortable and stretchy. Well-designed maternity yoga pants shouldn’t fall down when you’re stretching out or bending over – the FittaMamma Maternity Yoga Pants or FittaMamma maternity exercise leggings are ideal.
A longer length top will keep your baby bump covered – the FittaMamma Pregnancy Yoga Top will stretch throughout your pregnancy and still look good after your baby is born. It comes in lovely soft colours too!
There’s a ‘Me & My Baby’ top specially designed for pregnancy yoga bunnies – ‘Stretching Together’ so cute!
If you regularly enjoy Pilates classes pre-pregnancy make sure you tell your instructor you’re pregnancy so they can adapt the exercises to your needs – or swop to a dedicated Pregnancy Pilates class until after the baby is born. Pilates helps improve your core strength and prepare you for your baby’s birth.
What maternity activewear should I choose for Pilates?
The FittaMamma Pregnancy Workout Support top is recommended as it combines support for your bump with plenty of flexibility and movement – it holds your bump, boobs, hips and pelvis and looks super-stylish too! Fitted supportive maternity leggings are ideal for Pilates, either full length or finishing just below the knee, depending on your preference.