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Staying Fit During Pregnancy Gym Essentials #AlwaysFresh

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Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you have to give up staying fit. As a matter of fact for most pregnancies it is important to stay active and get in some healthy and safe activity to prepare for delivery. There are so many changes going on in my body these days. I have altered my gym bag to better prepare this growing body with pregnancy gym essentials.

Pregnancy Gym Essentials

Maternity Belly Band 

I live in belly bands these days because they allow my to wear my pre-pregnancy clothes without baring my belly. During workouts belly bands provide extra control. I also developed an abdominal hernia during my second trimester and felt significantly better while wearing the band. 

Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra

Invest in a few great pregnancy and beyond bras. An essential sports bra that will take you past pregnancy is one of my main essentials. Look for a cotton sports bra that offers extra support and compression.


A great pair of maternity leggings that are comfortable are a daily essential. Especially for the gym. 

Lightweight Cotton Tank

Keep cool in a lightweight tank at the gym.

Tennis Shoes

Lightweight tennis shoes are best. I love a great running shoe for the gym. 


I can’t live without my earbuds and a great playlist at the gym.


Invest in a nice stretch mark cream to keep your skin feeling moisturized. I tend to feel itchy when my dry skin rubs against leggings and a belly band. It’s a great feeling to be moisturized prior to wearing compression clothing. 


Panty Liners

Ladies we deal with so much down there and newsflash it increases during pregnancy. Always Sheer Dailies are a thin panty liner that is so discreet you won’t even know it is there. A daily essential to help you feel “shower fresh.” Aways have a few packed in your bags for everyday use. 

After Wipes

Always Wipes are perfect for on the go activities and getting refreshed.  The conveniently packaged Always Wipes pick up the slack on the lack of ‘down there’ freshness.

Makeup Bag

A few after essentials to keep you feeling good. Mascara, lip gloss and loose powder. 

Healthy Snack & Hydration

You can’t live without these in your gym bag. Pregnancy takes a ton of energy from you, if you start feeling lightheaded or jittery grab a snack and flavored water to help your sugar levels. I carry around healthy five ingredient snack bars and my citrus zinger all day long. 

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Do you have any other pregnancy gym essentials to add to this list? I’d love to hear them.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always. The opinions and text are all mine.


Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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