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PREGNANCY BELLY BANDS - GOOD, BAD & THE UGLY

Anna Scammel is a Masters-trained Women's Health & Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist from The Whole Mother who helps optimise your physical health during pregnancy and recovery. See (90 seconds) why she favours SRC Pregnancy Leggings and Shorts over Maternity Belts and Belly Bands.

"Belts can dig into women whereas the [SRC] shorts are giving you support in all different positions which I really love" -Anna Scammel.

Dr. Amy Norman is the founder of Dynamic Chiropractic specializing in pregnancy discomfort and treatment of children discusses why pregnancy compression garments are often a better solution than a pregnancy belt for the treatment of pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.

The Good

Pregnancy support belts and belly bands may assist with:

  • relieving lower back pain,
  • SIJ and hip pain,
  • supporting pelvic area,
  • Improving your posture.

The Bad

Pregnancy support belts:

  • don’t move with your body and need constant readjustment,
  • can feel restrictive,
  • are not comfortable (hooks, Velcro, etc) or flattering to wear,

The Ugly

A pregnancy support belt / belly band during pregnancy may:

  • impair blood circulation and negatively impact pelvic floor and bowel function,
  • make you overly dependent on the belly band and deactivate your muscles,
  • not be adequate to treat common pregnancy conditions like symphysis pubis dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain and vulvar varicosities, because the belly band shouldn’t be worn more than a few hours day.

The Alternative

Physical therapists and their pregnant clients have fallen in love with the revolutionary SRC Pregnancy leggings and shorts.

Our studies show ~82% of women who wore SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings experienced [1] a reduction in their discomfort.

The SRC pregnancy leggings and shorts address the majority of the most common pregnancy conditions through the use of their patented Anatomical Support Panels without any of the drawbacks of belly bands / pregnancy support belts.

Just some of the 5-star reviews you can see on our website:

"I had bought a cheaper pair of maternity compression leggings and also a belt, but the SRC leggings work way better than both in supporting my lower back and abdominals, and halted the progression of varicose veins on my legs. I have worn them pretty much every day of second and third trimester and wouldn't be without them."

“…felt near instant relief from SIJ Pain and aching lower back”

“…definitely helps with back strain and the pain from symphysis pubis”

 “…been amazing, no backache despite my big bump and small body frame, no pelvic discomfort and a great feeling of support all around my mid-section. I really feel it when I have to be without them to be washed.”

“As someone with pregnancy related varicosities from pelvis down to feet, it has been difficult to find a product which targets both areas at once. Really happy with these pants for everyday wear. I didn't buy them for this but I've happily found out they also really help with my pelvic pain!"

“I am on my feet for work all day and cannot believe the difference these leggings made! No pain! No swelling! I should have purchased them earlier in my pregnancy and not tried to mess around with pregnancy support belts that didn’t really do anything”

"These leggings are wonderful. From 7 to 8 months, I started experiencing sciatica and low back pain as well as had a hard time managing pressure under my belly. I stopped walking outdoors and slowed movement down entirely because I was in so much discomfort. These leggings make you feel like yourself again - you feel supported and the pain reduction is amazing. I started to feel like myself again, like I could move with more ease and just confidence. My only regret was waiting until 36 weeks to buy these - don’t waaiittttt!!!"

"I'm an ICU RN, I work 12 hour shifts on my feet. I started to get bad SI joint, sciatica and pelvic pain in my late 2nd trimester. My physio recommended these shorts to wear under my scrubs and I love them! They help me feel more secure and reduce the pelvic aches. Would highly recommend."

No Risk Purchase!

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Many private health insurers in will provide a rebate as garments are considered a medical compression garment, designed to aid the health of expectant mothers.

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