Your guide to maternity leggings
Comfort and support are the most important features when it comes to maternity clothes. Many pregnant women experience pelvic and lower back pain, and there enters maternity leggings - they help relieve and minimise these symptoms during and after pregnancy.
What are maternity leggings?
Maternity leggings were especially designed with a pregnancy-specific cut to accommodate your growing bump and offer you comfort and additional support to your bump, pelvis and back, due to an over the belly design with a reinforced pelvic and lower back band.
What's the difference between maternity leggings and regular leggings?
You will be able to use regular leggings in the first few weeks of pregnancy, but once you move beyond early stages only a maternity legging will give you comfort for your growing belly and support for your pelvic and lower back. Maternity leggings and tights will offer a comfortable compression and targeted support for keeping your weight in the right spots to help put your body back into natural alignment and minimise pain.
When should I start wearing maternity leggings?
Every pregnancy journey is different, so there’s no right time to start wearing maternity leggings, it’s completely up to you. We recommend you get a good pair of maternity tights around the second trimester or as soon as you start to see your bump appear. They will grow with you along the journey until the end!
What to look for in a pair of maternity leggings?
Maternity clothes are all about comfort and support. To make sure you pick the right maternity leggings you should look for a few features:
A good quality breathable fabric that stretches will grow with your bump and keep you comfortable, giving you no restriction to movements.
Comfy feeling, goes over my belly. Material is perfect and not see through. Awesome purchase wishing I had purchased them for the first bub
Over the belly leggings with reinforced pelvic and lower back band will offer you more comfort and support.
it’s important to choose the right size for you so the maternity legging is not too tight, as you want support but also comfort and flexibility.
My first time buying maternity tights, my bump isn’t very big at the moment, but tights are stretchy and comfortable. I’m at the stage where the tightness of pants around my belly makes me feel sick and uncomfortable, so having some comfortable maternity tights it great 😊 would recommend.
Maternity leggings are a must-have during pregnancy. You will wear it more than you can imagine! So it is worth it to invest in a good (or in some!) pair.
Choosing the right so-many-things during pregnancy can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you’re a first time mum, but don’t worry - we’re here to help you!