Pregnancy Fitness Skirts - Running While Pregnant - Maternity Exercise Wear
Our Fit Momma Maternity Running Skirt was recently featured in Fit Pregnancy Magazine!
Get a Comfy Maternity Fitness Skirt! Perfect cool comfort for pregnancy workouts! Running whilst pregnant, get a flattering fit for the whole 9 months. Benefits of Running During Pregnancy
We at runningskirts.com strongly support pregnancy fitness. If all goes well, Cindy plans to keep running throughout the entire pregnancy. Follow my pregnancy fitness regimen while I go through the first trimester, second trimester and third trimester of pregnancy! Watch my belly bump grow from 12 weeks through 40 weeks!
Always consult your physician before starting a new fitness program, especially during pregnancy!
Benefits of Pregnancy Fitness:
There is a lot of recent research about the safety and benefits of running during pregnancy for both mom and baby, some of these include:
-regular exercise during pregnancy builds stamina and prepares & strengthens muscles and body for delivery
-running during pregnancy reduces fatigue, nausea and constipation
-maternity exercise has been proven to help prevent gestational diabetes
-maternity fitness contributes to shorter labor & less delivery complications
-fit mommies have fewer c-sections
-running moms also experience less lower back pain
-moms to be who exercise also have less swelling of extremities
-regular exercise and/or running promotes well being and less postpartum depression
-pregnancy fitness regimens lead to quick recoveries & return to pre-pregnancy weight
-a fit mom has less anxiety & stress related to pregnancy -better sleep, less insomnia
-running during pregnancy prevents excessive weight gain
-cardio exercise during pregnancy increases blood flow to skin = healthy glow
-pregnant running improves posture & appearance
-It's just makes you look & feel better!
-A regular moderate running program leads to increased energy in first and second trimesters
-Maintaining fitness during pregnancy helps moms regain pre-pregnancy body quicker
-Running and other moderate impact exercise leads to less development of varicose veins
-A regular pregnancy fitness regimen better prepares baby for transition from womb
-Pregnancy Running increases blood circulation & placental efficiency
-Running whilst pregnant also increases newborn baby's capacity to self calm & self quiet
-Regular exercise decreases baby fat without decreasing normal growth
-Cardio fitness leads to increased blood flow from placenta which supplies nutrition & oxygen to the fetus
-Mommies who run have increased fetal movements, which studies have shown leads to quicker development of oral language skills
Most experts recommend continuing any fitness activities and moderate exercise you participated in prior to becoming pregnant, but scaling back the intensity and duration of your workouts. Of course, you should avoid any activities that present elevated risk of falling or injury such as ice skating, roller blading, downhill skiing, snowboarding, downhill cycling, water skiing, etc. Be sure to stay cool & adequately hydrated, especially during warm days and summer months.
Again, be sure to discuss your fitness & running plans with your physician and midwife to be sure they are safe for your pregnancy. Always stop running and call your doctor if you experience abdominal pain, uterine contractions, back pain, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, bleeding, etc.
Join the fit running mommy club and be a yummy (and comfy) mummy in a Running Skirt
These skirts are excellent for maternity fitness wear. Our light weight stretchy performance fabrics grow with your belly, but don't stretch out or lose their shape. Our "Running Skirt" style offers a low rise wide waistband that sits comfortably below your belly bump.
Our "Athletic Skirt" style has attached compression-type shorts underneath. It is cut a bit roomier than our running skirt style and is about 2 inches longer in length. The wide waistband can be worn higher on your natural waist to support your belly bump or folded down to sit on your hips right below your baby belly. This running skort is perfect for any pregnancy workout. The attached compression shorts provide extra support and coverage and are perfect for walking, jogging, cycling, cross training, yoga, aerobics, golf, or simply running those day to day errands in cool comfort and style.
Running Pregnant Full Term Video with my OB GYN Baby #2
Mommy's first race!
Carlsbad Half Marathon, January 20 2008