After three pregnancies in four years my chiropractor and Obstetrician both recommended I get some SRC Recovery Shorts for recovery after birth.
Not only do they help with flattening your tummy after baby is born, but with core stability, to increase your lower back support and help get back into shape quicker.
SRC Recovery Shorts really are the best ante-natal support wear I’ve worn because of the quality of the compression in the fabric. They’re made from medical-grade maternial, so it’s a strong compression, but also a lightweight and breathable material. And you can wear them after both vaginal, or Cesarean deliveries, pretty much straight away.
At first the compression in the tights is SO tight, you feel like you won’t be able to wear them – or breathe! But slowly your body gets used to them, your tummy will contract and the compression eases a bit. They become like a second skin in no time.
They have really helped me get back to my pre-bump shape, and give me back support for my bad back – especially when breastfeeding, and reduced my abdominal separation (I had a 3cm separation after my third baby). Friends of mine have worn them after a C-section too, pretty much straight away, which really helped their recovery much faster. Most Doctors will recommend some sort of compression tights after a C-section, so why not get the best there is?
Pack them in your hospital bag because you can wear them as soon as you feel comfortable after delivery. I wore mine for nearly 5 months after baby – not on hot days, but most days under dresses or shorts (I even wore them as my Bridget Jones ‘holding-in pants’ to a wedding, and as exercise pants when attempting a run!)
It’s really up to you how long, and how often, you wear them. But the more you wear them, the better results you will get.
If you’re reading this and currently pregnant, you might want to try SRC Pregnancy Shorts to help with mobility, back support, abdominal support, help to reduce muscle pain and pelvic pain.
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