Maternity Swimwear: Comfortable and Stylish Options for Mums | Mum In The Madhouse

Maternity Swimwear: Comfortable and Stylish Options for Mums

When you are expecting a baby you may notice that your body has gone through a lot of changes. Depending on how far you are through your pregnancy, some of these changes may also be rather obvious to others around you. While you might need to stop doing some of the things you enjoy for the sake of your unborn baby, you may still be able to do light exercise. Swimming can be ideal to take the weight off of you and keep yourself healthy for your child.

Staying fashionable

If you have already started to purchase different types of maternity clothing, you may feel like your usual sense of style is all but lost. Thankfully, it is possible to find shaping swimwear that can help to accentuate your figure, even with that baby bump, while remaining comfortable. This can also help you to still retain some of your identity outside of being a pregnant woman, which can be quite important both now and when your baby is born. Fashion for pregnant women also doesn’t need to be overly expensive. By looking into the different styles available, you may be able to find something that fits you, regardless of whether it is labelled as maternity wear or not.

Avoid underwire

Being pregnant can be rather uncomfortable at the best of times, especially if you are getting close to your estimated delivery date. You may have already stopped wearing underwired bras, and may want to do the same when it comes to swimwear. Alongside potentially being tight and dealing with the discomfort that follows, which can lead to mastitis, you may also find them pushing against your milk ducts. Should you already have a supply, this could lead to embarrassment if you do happen to have a leak. You may still be able to gain adequate support when wearing swimwear without an underwire. Being in the water can also help to carry the weight of your breasts, which could feel soothing and allow the basic aspects of the garment to do the rest.

Keep loving yourself

It is your choice regarding the type of swimwear you choose to wear. Some women may prefer to cover their bump, and that is completely fine. However, if you would rather wear a bikini on your outing, that is also an acceptable choice. You may want to be more body positive, even while heavily pregnant. A bikini might also last longer throughout your pregnancy, due to not covering your bump and therefore becoming too restricting. While other people may have their opinions regarding your swimwear, it is your comfort and happiness that matters. Realistically, as long as your top and briefs cover everything that a bikini would on a person who is not pregnant, you are doing great.

Partaking in exercise when pregnant may help you to feel more energised and keep you healthy, while even preventing too much weight gain from occurring. If you wish to go swimming, you may want to think about how you can combine comfort and style to pick the right swimwear for you.