Pregnancy can simultaneously be the most beautiful and confusing time in a woman’s life. Emotions, hope and anxiety- all rush through at the same time. We suggest you enjoy your pregnancy, and give in to those food cravings, but don’t give up on your fitness routine, just because there’s a bun in the oven.

A healthy lifestyle is crucial for a healthy pregnancy. You need to eat right and stay active, so that you can recover quickly after child birth.

That is why you should ensure that your body is getting adequate nutrition, exercise and enough rest.

Light work outs are a must during pregnancy. Exercising boosts energy levels and helps prepare your body for labor. Exercise releases endorphins and can help you fight fatigue. It also helps improve your overall health and wellness. Even if you have never worked out, you can start with gentle exercises. But before starting on any form of exercise, it is recommended that you consult your OB-GYN

Here are 7 must have health and fitness products for a pregnant woman-

  1. Fitness Balls

Fitness balls are a fun and easy way to stay fit and stress free. They help in strengthening your legs, back and core muscles. A fitness ball will also make labor easier for you, and you can use it to try birth positions.

Women often experience back ache in the last few months of pregnancy; something the fitness ball can help you with. You can find several options available like the 2000 lbs Static Strength Exercise Stability ball, which comes with a pump. It is available in 3 colors.

  1. Yoga

Yoga is the safest and most recommended form of exercise during pregnancy. It helps improve flexibility and overall fitness. Also, Yoga has a calming effect on both mind and body, which is good for you and for the baby. It can help reduce discomfort during pregnancy and prepare you for birth. You could go for the Essentials Yoga kit, which includes a sturdy yoga mat, a bag, a yoga brick and a strap.

  1. Treadmill

A treadmill is one of the safest exercise equipment for pregnant women. Walk or jog, depending on what you’re comfortable with, and keep the speed in control. It is a great cardio vascular exercise and a full body workout.

Just be extra careful and hold on the rails, so as to maintain your balance. Take extra care while getting on or off the treadmill. Also, monitor your body heat during workout.

You could opt for the Proform Cardio Tracker, Pro Ifit treadmill and other various exercise equipments.

  1. Stationary Bike

Biking is one of the exercises recommended by the American Pregnancy Association, mainly due to its low risk factor. It is a great cardio vascular exercise and helps improve circulation.

However, over-exerting yourself is not advised.

You could go for the Kettler Axos stationary cycle, which has a seat with back support for added comfort. It has 12 workout programs and an LCD screen which displays important information like time, distance, speed and heart rate.

  1. Maternity support belt

A maternity support belt or a baby belt, gives support to your back and your baby bump during pregnancy. It is especially beneficial if you plan to work out as it provides extra support. Additionally, it helps provide relief from back ache. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes. The Gabriella Elastic Maternity Support belt is definitely a great option. You will get various vouchers and discounts on VoucherBin for health fitness products.

  1. Prenatal Vitamins

Your nutritional needs increase when you conceive and your body requires more iron, folic acid and calcium than it did earlier. Although prenatal vitamins cannot replace a healthy diet, but they can help fill any nutritional gaps. They also help in the growth and development of your baby,

We recommend the Rainbow Light Prenatal Daily Duo Multivitamins, $24.99, available on Target. They are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and yeast free and do not contain any preservatives.

  1. Maternity Active Wear

Comfort is extremely important throughout your pregnancy, and if you’ll be exercising, you need the right clothes for it. The active expecting mum needs to keep it simple and stylish for her prenatal workouts. Several brands cater to the fitness apparel requirements of pregnant women. Look for something stretchy that’ll last you through the entire course of pregnancy.

Our recommendation is the BeMaternity by Ingrid and Isabel active pant with a crossover panel. It will provide support and coverage.

Finally, listen to your body and don’t stress. Embrace the changes in your body and learn to love your bump! Enjoy this beautiful phase of your life and plan for your baby’s arrival. Congratulations and Good luck!

And then you will have to choose the right baby bassinet!

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