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Bike shorts are your best friend during pregnancy

Why choose bike shorts for pregnancy 

If you’re pregnant, bike shorts should be a wardrobe staple. The ones that are specially designed to accommodate your growing tum will be your go-to, especially in summer. 

Take a look at why expectant mums can’t get enough of bike shorts for pregnancy:

They’re super comfy

Any small measure you can take to minimise discomfort during your pregnancy is worth it. Why get around in uncomfortable shorts when quality bike shorts feel like a second skin? They won’t bunch or gather and they will hold you in, without being restrictive.

They’re supportive

Speaking of being held in, bike shorts for pregnancy are your new best friend. The areas around your hips and back need some more support during and after pregnancy. The gentle and strategic compression created by a high-quality pair of maternity bike shorts will offer you all this support and more. 

They’re the perfect way to beat the heat

Pregnancy mucks with your hormones. This often makes pregnant women feel the heat more than usual. In the warmer months, a comfy pair of bike shorts can be a lifesaver. Shorter than leggings but longer than regular shorts (so you get more coverage), they are the best way to keep cool and are ideal for summer workouts.

Beat the chafe

Summer can make you sweat at the best of times. During pregnancy, those hormones can make it even worse. As most women know, sweat in the lower areas can cause very uncomfortable chafing. A pair of bike shorts under your dress or pants can cut out the chafing caused by sweat. Slip them on and feel comfortable all day long.

They’re on trend again

If you step out in bike shorts while you’re pregnant, the good news is that you won’t feel like you’re out of fashion.

Summer 2021 is the year of the bike short so rock yours with pride. Choose a classic plain black style or an uplifting print that makes you happy.

They look great with sneakers

During pregnancy, comfy, flat shoes will be your go-to. Sneakers are the best choice of footwear for when you are to be out and about or exercising. Plus they look great with bike shorts. 

The testimonials speak for themselves

Active Truth is focused on creating comfortable, supportive activewear for pregnant women of all sizes. Take a look at some of our pregnancy bike short reviews:

  • I would live in mine if I could! - Emma F.
  • So glad I can finally get around in activewear again after nothing was fitting me! - Jeni W.
  • Comfy shorts for my belly. Long enough to be comfortable but short enough to also wear under dresses. - Amy
  • I love the maternity band. Offers support for your growing bump, but doesn’t cut in or feel uncomfortable. - Kyra
  • I love the fact that I feel secure and "held in" yet comfortable and not squeezed! Bonus factor, they are not see through! - Stevi H.

Don’t forget that as well as coming in sizes S to 3XL, our bike shorts come with a handy pocket for your phone and keys. Plus you'll receive your order in no time,  with free express shipping and returns. 

How to wear your bike shorts for pregnancy

Purchase your regular size as your maternity bike shorts are designed to grow with your bump. If you’re unsure, go one size up. 

1st trimester: Pop on your pregnancy bike shorts as soon as the waistband on your regular leggings starts to feel tight.

2nd trimester: Keep exercising as your belly grows with added support and a comfortable fit. Active Truth tights are designed to stay in place.

3rd trimester: Ease your pregnancy aches and pains with support for your back and hips. Compression fit assists in reducing leg swelling and soreness. You may find you prefer to keep your bike shorts on, even under your other clothes. 

Postnatal/recovery: Continue to wear postpartum as you take your time in getting back into regular leggings. You can then transition into our Recovery Bike Shorts after having your baby which may help speed up recovery and reduce postnatal related aches and pains.

Looking for the best maternity bike shorts around? Head to Active Truth to see the collection.

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