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Regardless of the time at which you decide to take your maternity leave there will be more on your to-do list than “the most productive cyborg mother to be” can ever hope to achieve. Make sure to prioritise and don’t stress.
Catching up with old friends, spending more time with your partner and getting some quality “me time” which is about to get scarcer, is high on most mum to be lists during maternity leave.
From favourite novel to all of the parenting advice books and blogs on baby sleep whispering, maternity leave is the perfect time for catching up on all those bookmarks and researching answers to all those questions you have just had to put side until now.
Nothing ever prepares you for being a parent, but you can make life a little less stressful in those first few weeks by stocking up on baby supplies and frozen meals for the rest of the family, testing new baby products and gadgets. Need to find maternity and feeding clothing that will match with your existing wardrobe and provide superior comfort perfect for pregnancy, feeding and beyond? Search no further than the luxuriously soft bamboo fabric range by SRC, with all pieces designed to accommodate your changing body.
You can’t store it up for use at a later date, but maternity leave is an ideal time to relax and really do whatever you want to as well as to look after yourself emotionally and physically.
Discomfort and pain associated with pelvic instability, vulvar varicosities, lower back pain, sciatica, SI joint pain, pelvic joint inﬂammation and varicose veins can signiﬁcantly impact on your ability to enjoy your pregnancy. SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings can help ease the strains of pregnancy during your maternity leave, provide support and aid mobility so that expectant mothers can work and exercise pain free throughout pregnancy. With the adjustable waistband, these garments can be worn from 12 weeks until late term.
Healing takes time and babies take a toll on all our bodies. Whether you want to regain your muscle strength or have the support to move more freely after delivery to make everyday movement like lifting, feeding, bathing and caring for your baby easier, you can’t go past the recovery essential like SRC Recovery Shorts or Recovery Leggings. No adjustable buttons, velcro or zips, the garment is like a second skin with no need to constantly adjust while wearing. Recommended by health care professionals for improving mobility and pelvic muscle function post-partum, the Anatomical Support Panels deliver targeted compression, ideal for treating multiple conditions such as perineal wounds, C-Section, abdominal muscle separation (DRAM). SRC Recovery garments are ideal for exercise and for aesthetic reasons under fitted clothing. They can be worn the day after delivery and for as long as they provide benefit.
Just remember to enjoy this special time and look after yourself.