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Exercise leggings for pregnancy

(15 Posts)
user1474878356 Mon 26-Sep-16 10:50:13

I am 17 weeks pregnant and have managed to keep running (albeit very gentle pace and shorter runs) since my 3rd month. However I have now hit a point where my running leggings are too tights and I am looking for pregnancy specific ones. I can only find quite pricey ones (http://www.fittamamma.com/ - £50 a pair) or more yoga trousers which are not as warm for running I find. Any tips / advice welcome.

Tubbyinthehottub Mon 26-Sep-16 10:56:56

I just bought cheap normal yoga pants in a big size for exercise. I stopped running at some point, can't remember how many weeks as it suddenly started to feel very uncomfortable

SparrowSG Mon 26-Sep-16 11:17:28

Can't say if these are any good or not, I just noticed them while browsing last week, might be what you are after: www.oysho.com/gb/sport/trousers/view-all/maternity-gym-leggings-c1010072021p100572174.html?typeCategory=1010072021

ohnonotanother1 Mon 26-Sep-16 16:06:56

My local mothercare has sportswear. I'm only 7 weeks so haven't had a proper look yet but they might have running leggings

Runningupthathill82 Mon 26-Sep-16 16:09:38

Decathlon yoga capris with the fold-over top. I was in mine til 40 weeks, doing circuits, and they were v comfy.
The Fittamamma ones are great though, albeit pricey. I ran in my pair til 25 weeks and also wore them for postnatal exercise.

BagelDog Mon 26-Sep-16 17:20:26

There are some lovely mamalicious ones I found on Amazon, super comfortable and stayed to well too.

user1474878356 Mon 26-Sep-16 17:55:24

Thank you all. Great suggestions, I will check those out. I have found some great sites in the US since posting my question, but the postage costs are quite high unfortunatelt. 2XU make some fantastic pregnancy running tights but at £110 the pair, I will pass ;-)

Honeybee79 Mon 26-Sep-16 20:41:34

I have bought Decathlon ones and they have been good. I do also have a pair of the fittamamma ones and they are really good - v comfy and supportive, but I also winced at the price! Fittamamma have lovely tops too but just can't justify the expense for something that won't be wearing for that long . . . Am now 30 weeks and just don't want to spend that kind of cash.

ConvincingLiar Tue 27-Sep-16 07:14:21

Disclaimer: I'm not a runner. I do love these leggings though.

www.thepowerofgreyskull.com/collections/maternity
These are £50+ delivery so not cheap but they're handmade in the UK and they'll do custom sizing (so good if you're tall/short). There's stacks of designs but for an extra fee you can have anything you want. I think you can send them back post birth and get them made down to non maternity for about £10.

ThursdayLastWeek Tue 27-Sep-16 07:19:26

I had some if those fitta mamma ones - they split a seam at the calf/knee but quite quickly. They're made of cotton rather than synthetic fibres so they have a bit less give than normal running trousers - but this makes the over bump bit ever so supportive!

I ran up to 30weeks and then used them for my Pilates classes.
I got excellent value for money out of them though post partum which I hadn't considered when I bought them. The high waist was very supportive of my CS scar and loose tummy muscles!

fitzbilly Tue 27-Sep-16 07:34:24

I just bought running leggings in a size up (from fabletics) and they did me, I ran right up until the day before I have birth. The leggings just sat under the bump.

I did tape up my bump in the last month during running though, which helped with the ligament pain.

Pinklily1 Tue 27-Sep-16 07:53:07

I bought one pair from mamalicious which were £32 and one pair from mothercare which were £18. The mothercare ones were better. They have a fair amount of maternity sportswear in the larger stores now.

Pinklily1 Tue 27-Sep-16 07:53:32

I bought one pair from mamalicious which were £32 and one pair from mothercare which were £18. The mothercare ones were better. They have a fair amount of maternity sportswear in the larger stores now.

Dixiechick17 Tue 27-Sep-16 07:59:18

I just bought normal ones in a size bigger if that helps, I wore a bump band for extra support

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