Having pains just walking around or standing for more than 2 minutes? Increased pressure and heaviness in your groin?
Low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, pelvic pain (SIJ, Symphysis Pubis pain) or vulval and varicose veins of the upper thigh.
Designed with anti-chafing fabric and in consultation with an obstetrician for the ultimate in comfort SRC Pregnancy Shorts - Mini Over the Bump maybe the answer to enjoying your pregnancy. See below for more information
What’s the difference between a belly band or pregnancy belt and the SRC Pregnancy Shorts?
Unlike belly bands, SRC Pregnancy Shorts can treat multiple conditions, are more comfortable to wear and are hence more likely to be worn for longer periods which increases their effectiveness.
Do up a belly band too tight and you risk muscle deactivation. Belly bands should only be worn for short periods, 2-3 hours to prevent deactivation of your muscles. In some cases, you may benefit from both the SRC Pregnancy Shorts AND a pregnancy belt.
Included in this pack are 2 other pregnancy essentials for a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy:
SRC COMPRESSION SOCKS are the perfect companion to our pregnancy shorts, they improve blood flow and decrease leg swelling and pain. Together they provide similar benefits delivered by the SRC Pregnancy Leggings but for some women they are easier and faster to put on.
SRC FEMME EZE is re-useable nontoxic Hot and Cold Perineum Ice Pack, contoured to the female anatomy and can be used for a multitude of conditions in a safe, fast, effective and natural way for Vulvodynia and Vulvar Varicose Veins treatment, Swelling reduction after a Labiaplasty or Episiotomy Care and Recovery, Perineal pain relief after childbirth, Perineal care during labour as well as Haemorrhoid management during and after pregnancy.
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SRC Pregnancy Garments have been speciﬁcally designed to support your ‘baby carrying pelvis’ and reduce the stress placed on it through your pregnancy. This allows you to stay at work for longer, helps you get back on your feet and move around more easily and just generally makes you feel like yourself again.
Patented Anatomical Support Panels (ASP) in the SRC Pregnancy Garments deliver targeted compression, ideal for treating multiple conditions like lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain and mild varicose veins as well as vulvar varicosities.
They provide support to the pelvic area through gentle yet constant compression, activating muscles and encouraging core stability, reducing swelling and muscle fatigue.
The ASP deliver True Cross Compression (TCC) as each layer within the panel is cut on a different plane so that during activity no compression is lost at any time.
The triple layer compression ASP including the gusset panel, have been shown to significantly help with the pressure associated with vulval veins.
The research and development of our fabric was extensive as we wanted to ensure that it provided support and comfort with no feeling of restriction. Our uniquely milled fabric goes through rigorous independent testing to ensure that it is of the highest quality and can stretch and return to its original shape consistently after wash and wear to provide you with optimal performance and a longer lasting garment.
To make sure we deliver this we decided to test our fabric against one of the leading compression brands in the marketplace to assess whether the compression properties were sustained after multiple washes and how this compared to the other brand.
We subjected the fabric to 100 wash cycles followed by an extension test. Our fabric not only retained its original size and shape (against the competitor which shrunk significantly) but also retained the same high level of compression at the conclusion of testing.
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This is a question we get asked a lot by women wondering which length and style (Over the Bump or Under the Bump) will be the best fit for their needs. Each garment has very slight variations and more than anything else, it comes down to personal preference for each customer.
Over the bump products do not have any compression over the belly, however, some women prefer to be fully covered to achieve the feeling of extra support. Both styles provide the exact same level of compression and it is up to the individual on what style they would prefer. Here’s our rule of thumb:
Under the Bump:
Over the Bump:
Place your order with confirmed payment before 1.00 pm on any business day and your product will be shipped express that day. You can expect delivery within 2 business days. The product may be shipped with “Authority to Leave”.
We use express shipping to all countries worldwide. Freight to US & NZ is $A12, all other countries are $A15.
Delivery times to countries such as USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand are 3-5 business days. Other locations may take up to 10 days.
A signature will be required at point of delivery for customers outside Australia.
We offer a generous returns and exchange policy with a 100% money back guarantee. To read more about our policy or to make an exchange or refund, click here.
Why should you buy SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings instead of a pregnancy belly band?
SRC Pregnancy compression garments were designed to treat multiple conditions during pregnancy; Low Back Pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain (SIJ & SPD), Sciatic Nerve Pain, and Vulvar Varicosities.
• Pregnancy belly bands simply do not treat all these conditions.
SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings are more comfortable to wear than any pregnancy belly band. Because of this they are more likely to be worn for long periods which increases their effectiveness.
• Most pregnancy belly bands do not move with your body and can feel restrictive requiring constant adjustment when sitting down or getting up.
• Pregnancy belts are not always comfortable or flattering especially if you are wearing them under anything that is fitted or over your clothes.
• Many pregnancy belts have hooks, loops, or Velcro so there is a chance of snagging your clothes.
With SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings there’s no risk of deactivating your muscles.
• Pregnancy belts rely on your ‘judgement’ to get the right level of compression when tightening it. Doing it up too tight and you risk muscle deactivation.
• There’s also the risk of compromising blood circulation, negatively impacting your pelvic floor and bowel function if worn too tightly or for too long.
• Belly bands should only be worn for short periods, 2-3 hours to prevent deactivation of your muscles
In some cases, you may benefit from both the SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings and a pregnancy belt. If you have severe symptoms of Pelvic Girdle Pain you can wear the SRC Pregnancy Shorts or leggings all day and night, without causing muscle deactivation. During periods where you need to be on your feet for an extended time, you can combine both, by adding the pregnancy belly band over the top of the SRC Pregnancy compression garment for additional support.
Yes! We think our Pregnancy garments are your perfect sleeping companion. You will feel supported and stable as you sleep, waking up feeling refreshed. The gentle compression does not deactivate your muscles and will assist in minimizing pelvic pain.
You should wear your SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings for as many hours as they feel comfortable. Your shorts or leggings can be worn both day and night.
SRC Pregnancy garments will assist with relieving symptoms of vulvar varicosities, however, for mild varicose veins and leg swelling we recommend the SRC Pregnancy Leggings rather than the Shorts Mini Length.
*Please note: SRC Pregnancy Leggings have a gentle level of graduated compression in the legs. These are suitable for women with mild varicose veins or swelling. This product will not provide enough compression for moderate or severe varicose veins of the legs.
Women often complain that wearing a grade 2 or 3 compression stocking for long periods can be difficult due to them becoming hot and tight. We hear you! That’s why the SRC Leggings were designed with a specific level of compression so that women can wear their compression stockings under the SRC Leggings for a number of hours during the day.
Once the compression stockings have been removed the SRC Leggings will continue to provide mild graduated compression so the the benefit of having worn the stockings is not lost.
SRC Pregnancy Shorts and Leggings have been designed in consultation with a leading Melbourne obstetrician, Dr. Grant Saffer. The targeted anatomical support panels fit perfectly with your natural curves and deliver consistent gentle compression.
The garment provides superior support without any feeling of restriction.
SRC Health has the most extensive and evidence-based maternity compression range in the world that has been designed by women, for women.
We are committed to implementing findings from the latest scientific and medical research into our garments to support women in their maternity journey.
SRC Pregnancy garments are registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Correct measurement for our garments is crucial. As they are medical garments they may not always correlate to general/fashion clothing sizes. General fashion sizes also vary drastically by country and by brand so we strongly recommend you have someone else take your measurements and use this guide to size yourself up.
Measure at any time during your pregnancy for SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings.
Ensure you have the right size and don’t fold or roll your compression socks down, because this can make them too tight and cause circulation problems.
Make sure your foot is completely dry.
Place your hand into the sock pinching the heel pocket and turning the sock inside out creating a toe tunnel.
Place your fingers into the garment and stretch out whilst inserting your foot.
Put on a pair of textured rubber gloves to provide necessary grip to pull on the sock. Check the sock is evenly distributed from the knee through to the ankle, so that there are no creases.
Make sure that the top of the sock band is 2 fingers below the crease of the knee.
Do not fold over the top of the sock.
To remove the sock, grasp the top band and begin to slide it down the leg. Once you get to the heel pocket use the rubber gloves to slide it off the foot.