The generic terms such as “belly wrap for postpartum” or “maternity belly band” historically refer to a range of different postpartum support garments that may help alleviate some discomfort after your c-section or vaginal delivery. However, these products should be worn in moderation and with caution to avoid any potential adverse effects.3
A c-section belly band or postpartum belly wrap, if worn excessively tight may potentially affect blood circulation, pelvic floor health, bowel function and may cause muscle deactivation of your lower abdominals and back.1,2 Gentle compression in the SRC Recovery garments avoids muscle deactivation and allows for 24-hour wearability and pain relief.
A postpartum belly wrap or c-section belly band do not extend across the perineal area and are therefore unable to treat perineal trauma such as perineal tears and stitches. SRC Recovery garments' gusset panel provides even compression to the entire perineal area to speed up healing.
It is recommended that a postpartum belly wrap or c-section belly band are to be worn for a limited number of hours at a time.1,2 Gentle compression in the SRC Recovery garments avoids muscle deactivation and allows for 24-hour wearability and pain relief.
A c-section belly band or postpartum belly wrap are rarely designed to move with your body, which leaves you feeling restricted and require constant readjustment when sitting down or getting up, whilst the SRC Recovery garments feel more like a “second skin”.
A postpartum belly wrap or c-section belly band can sometimes be unflattering and uncomfortable especially when worn under fitted clothing. SRC Recovery compression garments are ideal for exercise and for aesthetic reasons under fitted clothing.
A number of c-section belly wraps and bands have hooks, loops or velcro which might snag on your clothing. This is not an issue with SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings.
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SRC Recovery Compression Garments were thoughtfully made to help mums speed up postpartum recovery whilst feeling supported, being more mobile and looking good. Unlike belly wraps and c-section belts and bands, you can say goodbye to zippers, hooks, or Velcro that snag your clothes and unflattering fits when wearing your favourite clothes.
Designed in consultation with an obstetrician, they utilise patented Anatomical Support Panels that deliver targeted compression for the ultimate comfort and multi-functionality while treating multiple conditions such as:
With multi-layered support panels called True Cross Compression, they provide consistent and anatomically targeted compression to give you freedom to move without the unwanted risks that belly wraps and c-section belts may cause from wrong levels of compression and wearing all day.
SRC continues to support women with quality garments that meet the real needs of Mum and all her family.
Ailish Cleary from @thebumproom talks about why every woman can benefit from SRC Recovery garments
Ailish Cleary is a physiotherapist and co-founder of The Bump Room. The Bump Room is a team of physiotherapists who offer online and in-person pregnancy and postnatal fitness classes across Ireland, since 2008. She is committed to the well-being and empowerment of women on their pregnancy, postnatal and motherhood journey. As well as her physiotherapy background, Ailish has a strong interest in Motherhood and completed Dr. Sophie Brock's Motherhood Studies Certification. Ailish and her team regularly deliver webinars to physios and health professionals on topics like pelvic girdle pain, return to running after pregnancy and diastasis rehabilitation. The Bump Room has recently launched an online certification in pregnancy and postnatal rehabilitation for health professionals. https://thebumproom.ie
Dr. Sinead Dufour talks about the benefits of SRC Recovery garments for postpartum recovery especially after a C-section.
Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University. She teaches and conducts research in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Science. Her current research interests include: conservative approaches to manage pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related pelvic-girdle pain, and interprofessional collaborative practice models of service provision to enhance pelvic health and pain science. Sinéad stays current as a pelvic health physiotherapists through her practice at The World of my Baby (the WOMB) a family of perinatal care centers in Ontario, Canada.
Sinead O’Donovan speaking with Anna Towne from @strongcoremama about how the SRC Recovery garments work to heal abdominal muscle separation and perineal wounds postpartum.
Sinead O’Donovan - the founder and MD of SRC Health discussing why she developed the SRC Recovery Short after her own experiences.
Real-life mum Alix talks to us about her experience using the SRC Recovery Shorts after having her first baby via ceasarean.