In case you didn’t know, Pippa Middleton — the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton — is pregnant. She also happens to write a column for the British grocery store Waitrose, which has quickly turned into a column about her pregnancy and just how she’s getting through it. And this week, the royally adjacent sister shared how she’s finding success with swimming, and wearing adorable swimsuits while doing it.
“Swimming throughout pregnancy offers a wonderful feeling of weightlessness,” Middleton wrote. “As the months pass, you feel heavier by the day, but being in water gives that floating, light-as-air feeling that soothes and relieves the body, counteracts increased back strain and stretches the legs from the growing bump. It’s non-impact, gentle and relaxing.”
According to Middleton, it’s been her favorite activity to take part in during her pregnancy as it both relieves her pain and helps her cool down during the warm summer months.
“As the summer weather contributes to feelings of bloating and swelling, swimming will keep your body cooler while exercising, something that is a relief in pregnancy, preventing swelling in the arms and legs,” she wrote. “But even in the cooler months, temporarily joining a local pool can be worth the investment. If this is the only exercise you do during pregnancy, you’re onto a good thing!”
Of course, Middleton didn’t go swimming in just any old suit. Instead, she opted for the super adorable Free Dive suit from Sweaty Betty. The suit, which comes in oxblood and coral, also happens to be on sale right now for $84.
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But swimming isn’t the only pregnancy activity Middleton personally recommends. Just a few weeks ago, she shared in her column that she is still actively playing tennis, and is inspired to keep going by the most famous tennis-playing mother of all — Serena Williams.
“I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as a player and spectator, and have been keen to continue playing safely throughout my pregnancy,” Pippa, wrote. “Take Serena Williams. She famously proved that women can play a high level of tennis from two months (when she won the 2017 Australian Open) up to eight months.”