I ordered about 1 size larger and have found that they are just right, even now in my 3rd trimester. Shipping is on us! I think it may have been Bill Staley of Primal Palate who mentioned it now years ago on my podcast. You see, I did NOT account for the fact that I would put on not-strict-belly weight in my 1st trimester.
Do I Really Need Maternity Workout Clothes?
If you're looking to add some roomier comfort to your athletic pregnancy wardrobe, click around and see what resonates with you. This is probably the one category where you really need to customize to your needs. Though the growth really stopped there and I remained the same size through my 2nd and now start of my 3rd trimesters, I definitely felt uncomfortable in my old bras.
I recommend going to the store and trying a few on for size. I decided to buy bras that were about 2 sizes larger than I wore before, giving myself a little more room to grow. These are a few of my favorites:. I've found that new oversized tops were all I needed to feel comfortable. Otherwise, my current athletic tops were pretty stretchy already and comfortably fit around my growing body.
The following have been really nice to keep on hand for days when I wanted a little baggier look:. For this category, I think it's important to note when you're going to be pregnant. Our little nugget is due January 13th, so we'll be in some cooler months towards the end and then once she's here, it'll be officially cold.
For this reason, I wanted 4 options for long-sleeve tops. Two are non-maternity and two are maternity. If she were due in the middle of the Summer, I'd probably slim this down to just one non-maternity long sleeve to get me through any cool late Spring weather.
This category takes some strategizing! I found it important to have a non-maternity and a maternity option for both a zip-up jacket and a sweatshirt tunic. The non-maternity was GREAT to wear before my belly got really big and I loved having the maternity option for the later months. I do NOT like tight underwear or anything remotely uncomfortable for a bottom cover.
At first, I was tempted to go without undies as they started to get a bit tight for a part of my pregnancy, but that's not an option during this time most ladies will understand. SO, I gathered some of the smoothest, comfiest, no-show undies I could find. I ordered about 1 size larger and have found that they are just right, even now in my 3rd trimester.
Note that I do plan on mixing up my undie game for post-delivery. This is the one category where I admittedly went a little crazy. I truly live in athletic wear 5 days out of the week, so I wanted at least that many pants. I also like having the option between leggings and wide-leg.
My favorites are below! I only needed to wear athletic shorts for a short period of my pregnancy, mostly because I prefer pants AND the majority of my pregnancy would be in the cooler months. That being said, I did find a few options that I loved.
I think that having a stretchier waist band made all the difference. This is probably a category that doesn't occur to most, but I found it important. For that reason, I started wearing more no-show socks that left my ankles free to breathe. It made a BIG difference! Here are my favorites note you can totally wear these even if you're not swollen and carrying a little nugget:. I was probably the most resistant to this last category. I knew that my feet would swell a bit, but I wasn't ready to replace all my shoes with a bigger size because …what if my feet KEPT growing?!
If you've found that your shoes are getting a bit pinchy in the ankle or tight in the toes, it's OKAY to grab yourself at least one pair of comfy new shoes. I have found that the following shoes left plenty of room for my ankles to breathe. If you're more visual, below is a clickable picture roundup of the pieces I have listed above! I hope you find it helpful. I almost started crying shopping at the mall today because I am in no mans land between not fitting into my current clothes and not fitting into true maternity.
Like you, I have swelled to my pre-paleo self — particularly in my thighs and other places besides a true baby bump! Thanks for all of the recommendations — they are truly life changing! I have SO, SO been in your shoes!! I hope you find something comfortable soon! Oh Thank you Thank you Thank you for this post! I could not agree more with your approach of writing things that you would want to read or would have been helpful to you! Choose from fabulous tops that provide a slim modern fit, even as your tummy expands, sweatpants and leggings that will fit perfectly as the months go by, and shorts that will help you stay cool on a warm, sunny afternoon.
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