My sister first told me about SRC Recovery Shorts when I was pregnant with my first daughter four years ago. Stupidly I didn’t buy them – but I was in a fog of night feeds and with a newborn I was so tired I could barely think straight, let alone go shopping! Soon after I was pregnant with my second daughter (just 5.5months after my first daughter) and still had none. Thankfully my body recovered pretty well after delivering the girls naturally, and keeping up with two under 14 months meant I kept pretty active!
For this pregnancy, three years after my first, I made sure I got some. In fact, my chiropractor and massage therapist recommended I do. For recovery after birth, core stability, increase back support and help get back into shape quicker.
SRC Recovery Shorts really are the best antenatal support wear I’ve worn because of the quality of the compression in the fabric. They’re made from medical grade fabric, so it’s a strong compression, but also a lightweight and breathable material. Magic! And you can wear them after vaginal, or Cesarean deliveries.
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, so they become like a second skin in no time.
They have really helped me get back to my pre-bump shape quite quickly, 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 the results. I still get them out now and then when I feel I need extra support.
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