Q. How do I care for my SRC Recovery?
Q. Can You Wear SRC Recovery Shorts During Pregnancy?
You should not wear SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings during pregnancy. In fact, you should not even attempt to try them on. SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings are designed to wear postpartum, after delivery.
SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings are designed to wear during pregnancy to assist with common pregnancy conditions.
Q: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POSTPARTUM BELLY BAND OR BELLY WRAP AFTER PREGNANCY AND THE SRC RECOVERY SHORTS OR LEGGINGS?
Why should you buy SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings instead of a postpartum belly band?
SRC Recovery compression garments were designed to treat multiple conditions during the postpartum period; Abdominal Muscle Separation, Perineal Tears and stitches, C-Section wounds, Sciatica and Low Back Pain.
Postpartum belly bands simply do not treat all these conditions.
SRC Recovery Shorts and Leggings are more comfortable to wear than any belly wrap after pregnancy. Because of this they are more likely to be worn for long periods which increases their effectiveness.
• Most postpartum belly wraps do not move with your body and can feel restrictive, requiring constant adjustment when sitting down or getting up.
• Belly wraps after pregnancy are not always comfortable or flattering especially if you are wearing them under anything that is fitted or over your clothes.
• Many postpartum belly wraps have hooks, loops, or Velcro so there is a chance of snagging your clothes.
With SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings there’s no risk of deactivating your muscles.
• Postpartum belly wraps 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 wraps after pregnancy should only be worn for short periods, 2-3 hours to prevent deactivation of your muscles
Q. Can I sleep in my recovery garment?
Q. How many hours a day can i wear my recovery garment?
You should wear your SRC Recovery garments for as many hours as they feel comfortable. They can be worn both day and night.
Q. I'm right in between 2 sizes, which do I choose?
With recovery compression garments, when you are between sizes, we recommend that you select the size down to
achieve the optimal fit due to likely rapid loss of fluid post birth.
Q. When should I start to wear my src recovery Shorts or Leggings & leggings?
Begin wearing your SRC Recovery Shorts & Leggings as soon as you feel comfortable. For best results our research indicates to start wearing them within the first two days post delivery. It really depends on how you feel and advice of your health care practitioner. Most women put them on around the 36-48 hour mark post delivery, in the case of c-section maybe a little longer, as any straining is definitely contraindicated.
You will most likely need some assistance putting them on the first few times. Most midwives and hospital physios know our product and should be able to assist you.
If at any stage you feel pain, please take them off. The breathable lining and fabric will not impede healing in any way. In case of C-section - if your wound is infected, you can wear product during day and remove during the night to allow additional airflow to the wound until fully healed.
Q. How many hours a day should I wear my src recovery shorts & leggings?
You should wear your SRC Recovery & Leggings Shorts for as many hours as they feel comfortable. Your Shorts or Leggings can be worn both day and night.
Q. How many weeks should I wear my src recovery shorts & leggings for?
Your SRC Recovery Shorts & Leggings have been designed for use in the first 8-10 weeks after delivery but can and should be worn for as long as they provide benefit. Many women continue to wear the garment long after the initial healing stage, for both exercise and for aesthetic reasons under fitted clothing.
Q. I have some abdominal separation, is it too late for me to get benefit from the recovery Shorts or Leggings if it’s been a few years after I had my baby?
We have many women ask us this same question.
We recommend an individualised Clinical Pilates program designed specifically to your needs by your Women’s Health Physiotherapist and combining that with wearing SRC Recovery Garme day and night for a period of up to 4 months or greater. This has provided significant benefit to many women with this issue.