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Maternity sportswear

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LaPharisienne Mon 04-Jan-16 15:54:47

Could anyone recommend some decent maternity sportswear?

Ideally, one pair of decent over the bump running leggings! Just one!

I've tried the Seraphine active leggings and they're alright, but they are a bit see through and I can't believe that they would stay up if I went for a run so they're being relegated to pilates/ yoga.

Runningupthathill82 Mon 04-Jan-16 16:16:53

The Fittamamma active capris are very good indeed - a bit pricey, but excellent quality and fit. Only complaint from me is that there's no pocket for a key/phone, so I had to tuck that stuff in my top.

I ran to 25 weeks in this pregnancy, with just the one pair of "good" Fittamamma capris and two pairs of Decathlon yoga capris, which tbh were almost as good to run in - and a quarter of the price.

mrslebon Mon 04-Jan-16 16:35:45

I've just been buying a size up but I did spy some proper maternity running leggings on Lindex recently.

LaPharisienne Wed 06-Jan-16 13:17:11

Thanks very much for the recommendations - I'll have a look. M&S totally useless FYI.

LaPharisienne Wed 06-Jan-16 13:26:09

The Lindex running tights look great, but are sold out in s and m... So fittamamma it is! I can't believe how little there out there.

TriJo Wed 06-Jan-16 13:40:17

I ran to 25 weeks as well - funnily enough a simple pair of Primark capris did the job just fine! I added a Mothercare bump support belt from around 20 weeks too.

Mermaid36 Wed 06-Jan-16 16:42:14

Ooh, useful thread, thanks....

Was panicking after Zumba last night that my leggings were uncomfy, will check out the recommendations

Pagetta Wed 06-Jan-16 21:22:33

I just ordered some fittamamma capris will let you know how they are!

Ran til 22 wks in first pregnancy then it got too uncomfy so stuck to incline walking on treadmill. Bump support helped a little at first but then everything just bounced too much lol!

17 weeks now and bump has POPPED and is so achey so hoping the maternity capris will give more support as running is giving me lots of torso aches!

museumum Wed 06-Jan-16 21:24:52

I had stuff from miuntainmama in the US. Worth every penny.

museumum Wed 06-Jan-16 21:25:36

Sorry typo. It was

mrslebon Wed 06-Jan-16 21:45:54

@Pagetta - are you using oil on your bump to help with the aches? I find it helps to make things more supple. I use a Superdrug own brand one which lasts way longer than Bio Oil.

Pagetta Wed 06-Jan-16 21:59:40

oh thanks no i've not heard of that before - will give it a try! thank you!

mrslebon Wed 06-Jan-16 22:42:19

It's this one - 'tis brill!

LaPharisienne Thu 07-Jan-16 16:57:10

I've also ordered the fittamamma capris, so will also report back!

Hope I get some decent use out of them... First pregnancy so no idea how long I'll be able to run for but at 16 weeks I'm already too hefty for my old gear. Everything rides up or down!

TriJo Thu 07-Jan-16 18:27:03

At 16 weeks I was just wearing Nike Tempo or Adidas M10 shorts low on my hips, but it was a bit warmer then!

Pagetta Thu 07-Jan-16 19:42:52

I wore my new fittamamma capris out today - so comfy and kept my belly blimmin warm was freeeezing!

Runningupthathill82 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:43:37

Oooh I'm so glad you like them Pagetta! I'll be wearing mine postpartum as well, I think - at least til I get a flat belly back.

clarabellski Fri 08-Jan-16 12:03:09

I found the lycra in my normal gym leggings stretched over my bump fine until 33 weeks. I've since had a rotten Christmas cold and haven't been to the gym, just going out for walks, but assuming I shift this cold over the weekend I plan to try and squeeze into them again next week (36 weeks). Suspect they may need to sit under the bump rather than over the bump though...But I have some nice long tops that cover everything.

Swimming costume was another matter entirely! I recommend sports direct for cheapy slazenger one. It's done me fine for weeks now and still has its stretch.

Sanch1 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:42:36

I just keep going up sizes in primark capris pulled up over my bump with an elasticated support band. Am 17 weeks and am quite big already (dc2) but its pretty comfy. Hoping to go a few more weeks yet!

LaPharisienne Tue 12-Jan-16 14:02:21

Fittmamma capris are very good - the lycra is thick and seems like good quality; also they don't slip down and there's plenty of room to expand I think. You can roll the waistband down, so I think I'll get plenty of use out of them afterwards.

I bought the zoggs women's brighton maternity swimsuit which is half price on Wiggle at the minute and it's great. Very supportive, so actually heaps better than my old cossie.

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