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10 Postpartum Workout Clothes for New Moms

10 Postpartum Workout Clothes for New Moms

So, you've just navigated the miraculous journey of bringing a new life into the world, and now you're ready to reclaim your body and wellness. We’re here to help.

This article is your go-to guide for choosing the perfect postpartum workout clothes to support your fitness journey so that you can stay comfortable and confident as you work towards your goals.

How Does the Body Change Postpartum?

Giving birth is a beautiful, transformative experience, but it's no secret that it comes with significant changes to your body. From shifts in weight distribution to a softer belly and fuller bust, you're working with a new shape — and that's completely normal!

Weight Changes

Weight gain, in particular, is common and perfectly healthy, supporting the development of your baby during pregnancy. Now that you're embarking on your postpartum journey, you might find yourself gradually losing some of this weight, though your body might not look exactly like it did pre-pregnancy.

In this stage, it’s important to find workout clothes that adapt to and celebrate your evolving figure.

Belly Changes

Another area where you'll likely notice a significant difference is your belly. After carrying your precious little one for nine months, your stomach might be a little softer and rounder than before. Not to worry, though! This change is normal, and it's a reminder of the amazing thing your body has accomplished.

Breast Changes

The third big change you may notice post-baby is to your breasts. Thanks to pregnancy and nursing, they might be a bit fuller than you're used to.

This can affect both the size and shape of your bust, which could mean that your old sports bras don't quite fit the way they used to. But fear not — there are plenty of fantastic, supportive options out there to accommodate your new curves.

Workout Clothes Must-Haves for New Moms

Now that we've established some of the changes you may be experiencing, let's dive into the world of workout clothes. Here are some essentials to consider for your postpartum fitness journey.

1. High-Waisted Leggings

High-waisted leggings are a postpartum workout staple designed to offer your belly gentle support and provide a flattering, comfortable fit for your evolving body shape. Our Mama Prima Post Pregnancy Seamless Compression Leggings are a great choice, specifically crafted for new moms.

The high waistband gives a secure feel and delivers gentle compression to your belly, boosting your confidence and providing enhanced comfort during workouts, from yoga to cardio.

2. Sports Bra

An essential component of your post-baby workout kit is a supportive sports bra that can comfortably accommodate your fuller bust. The Maternity and Nursing Sports Bra in our range not only provides excellent support suitable for all types of workouts but also doubles up with convenient nursing features.

When your little one needs to be fed, you can easily unclasp each cup for fuss-free nursing — perfect for those active moms on the go.

3. Tank Tops

Versatile tank tops are not only perfect for workouts, but they're also easy to wear during your downtime with your baby. Consider options like the Clip Down Nursing Cami. This tank top is designed with a discreet nursing feature, making breastfeeding a breeze wherever you are.

4. Workout Shorts

Ideal for warmer climates or high-intensity workouts, workout shorts are an essential addition to your postpartum workout wardrobe. Our Underbelly Muslin Maternity Shorts are a fantastic choice, offering belly support and comfort while helping you remain cool during your workouts.

5. Long Sleeve Workout Top

A long-sleeve workout top is ideal for outdoor workouts on cooler days or if you prefer to stay covered up during gym sessions. Look for styles with practical features, like thumb holes to help keep the sleeves in place during vigorous workouts.

6. Maternity Sweatpants

Yes, your maternity sweatpants can double as perfect postpartum workout pants too! They offer comfort and space, ideal for those who aren't quite ready for form-fitting workout clothes just yet.

Our Under Belly Hacci Knit Joggers are a perfect choice, boasting a comfortable stretchy fabric and an adjustable waistband that allows you to adjust the pants as your body changes.

7. Workout Jackets

A quality workout jacket or hoodie is ideal for those colder days or early morning runs. They can also double up as casual wear when you're out and about with your baby. Our 3 In 1 Waterproof Maternity Jacket features a full-zip front for easy dressing and convenient nursing access, plus a streamlined design to complement your postpartum figure.

8. Nursing-Friendly Workout Tops

Combining functionality and style, nursing-friendly workout tops can make your workout sessions much easier, especially if you need to nurse your baby right after. Our Long Sleeve Nursing Top is a fashionable and functional option with a layered design that provides easy breastfeeding access without sacrificing style or comfort.

9. Postpartum Support Belt

While not strictly a clothing item, a postpartum support belt can be a game-changer in your post-baby workouts. It provides extra support for your core, helping to increase stability during your exercises.

10. Flexible Running Shoes

Last but not least, a comfortable pair of running shoes is a must-have. It’s generally recommended to look for options with good arch support and cushioning, adapting to your changing foot shape and size postpartum.

Wrapping Things Up

Embarking on your postpartum fitness journey is a unique and empowering process. It’s important to look for comfort, support, and style, and Motherhood is here to support you with workout gear tailored for your new body. Remember, everyone's postpartum journey is unique, so explore what feels good for you.

Now, let's get moving!


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Breast changes during and after pregnancy | Breast Cancer Now

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