Whether you’re pregnant or have just given birth, there’s one thing that every mama-to-be and new mama needs; support.
While we can’t be there to hold your hand during labour, we CAN help with the physical stuff. Say hello to SRC Health and their range of game changing compression wear products that offer ‘support for life.’
And the best news? We’re giving three lucky readers the chance to choose a pair of SRC Health compression products, which are endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
- 1 x pair of SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings
- 1x pair of SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings
- 1 x pair of SRC Sports Activate Capris or Leggings
The total prize value is $600 so keep on reading to find out how to enter to get the support you need from pregnancy right through to the post natal period.
1. SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings for mamas-to-be
Pregnancy can be TOUGH on your body. Stuff stretches and strains and grows more than you think is possible. It’s a rare mama-to-be who doesn’t waddle home during the last trimester and wonder how on earth they’ll actually be able to get up and move the next day. Whether you’re suffering the usual heaviness, aches and muscle fatigue or something more specific, like Sciatica, Pelvic Girdle Pain or Vulval Varicosities, pregnancy can be mighty uncomfortable.
Enter SRC Health Compression wear products. Designed in consultation with an obstetrician and with input from a whole team of health specialists, SRC Leggings and Shorts offer much needed support to your growing and changing body. A specialised compression garment, SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings are all about relieving some of the stress pregnancy puts on your body.
How do they manage this magic? It’s all thanks to the gentle medical grade compression and anatomical support panels. These were specifically designed to apply targeted pressure where pregnant women need it most. And all while supporting the pelvis and encouraging the pelvic muscles to remain active. Take that backache and pelvic pain!
When thinking about ‘medical grade compression‘ you may think ‘thick and hot fabric’ (and no pregnant mama needs to be dealing with that!) Thankfully, the clever people at SRC have created their support wear out of a soft, lightweight and breathable fabric. It’s not only super stretchy and unrestrictive but also accommodates your growing bump, without losing compression or shape.
I suffered from pelvic girdle pain and Symphis Pubic Dysfunction during all three of my pregnancies and my SRC Pregnancy Shorts were an absolute lifesaver. Recommended by my physiotherapist, they held my (very) loose joints together and offered snug support to my tender pelvis. I wore them both in summer and winter and they fit perfectly under whatever I was wearing.
2. SRC Recovery Shorts and Leggings for post-baby body
Ahhh birth. There’s a reason they call it ‘labour’, it’s hard work! The days and weeks after your precious bundle has arrived can leave you sore, raw and pretty darn uncomfortable.
‘Fit for purpose’ SRC Recovery Shorts and Leggings were designed in consultation with an obstetrician to help women to feel comfortable and supported after birth. If you’ve given birth before, you’ll know the shock of realising that your belly doesn’t just ‘bounce right back’. Not to mention the ouchy perineal (thank you tearing and/or stitches), muscle separation and pelvic instability. If you’ve had a c-section, you might also be dealing with a very tender wound.
SRC Recovery garments can help reduce the symptoms of the post birth aches, pains and surgery scars. Medical grade compression and anatomical support panels deliver targeted compression to help heal your perineum or C-Section wound and any abdominal muscle separation. And with three different lengths, you can choose to wear your garments underneath your ‘normal’ clothes or on their own.
I used the SRC Recovery Shorts for eight weeks after my daughter was born and they were a game changer. They supported my shrinking belly while helping hold my pelvis in place. They also helped accelerate the healing of my abdominal separation.
3. SRC Health Activate Leggings and Capris get you workout ready
When you’re ready to get moving again, you want to make sure you’re supported! Built with the needs of women in mind, SRC Sports Activate Leggings and Capris are perfect for supporting you during exercise. Featuring the SRC signature anatomical support panels, the leggings hold your pelvic floor, lower back and legs in place, no matter what you’re doing.
Not all leggings are created equal.
The SRC Sports Activate Leggings and Capris are not your everyday legging either! The SRC fabric was subjected to 100 wash cycles followed by a fabric extension test. After 50 washes, the results showed that the leading competitor compression fabric had not only shrunk significantly, but was less resistant in the stretch. The SRC fabric had minimum shrinkage and retained its stretch resistance under higher force. The shrinkage of both fabrics stabilised after 100 wash cycles, but only the SRC fabric retained the same high level of compression at the conclusion of the testing. Bravo and a true testament to the quality, integrity and effectiveness of their product!
Want to win an SRC Health compression product of your choice?
To be in the draw, simply fill in the form below, choose the product you’d like to win and leave a comment in the post telling us why having an SRC Health product will make your pregnancy or post-baby life easier! Good luck!