SRC Recovery Shorts are designed to aid recovery after birth (also available in Recovery Leggings – recommended if you suffer with varicose veins down the legs)
You can be measured as of 36 weeks onwards, or after birth. We recommend you get measured by our staff, or get your partner or friend to measure you to ensure correct sizing. This is a medical garment, and must be fitted in order to work properly. Do not use general/fashion sizing. Do not measure yourself.
1. Be measured in your underwear only.
2. Stand with your heels together and have the person measuring you keep the measuring tape straight. They should place the tape over your hips, pubic bone and bottom at the fullest part (use a mirror). The tape should touch your body at all points but not be pulled tight.
See this video further reference on how to measure correctly for SRC Health Supportive Garments
Do you want to speed up your post pregnancy recovery?
Get in shape after pregnancy with the support of the world’s leading maternity compression range. Designed in consultation with an obstetrician for the ultimate in comfort and functionality, the patented Anatomical Support Panels in the SRC Recovery Shorts Mini, deliver constant gentle and targeted compression, treating multiple conditions;
- C-section wounds
- Perineal trauma and episiotomy wounds
- Abdominal Muscle Separation (Diastasis Rectus Abdominus Muscle DRAM) and
- Lower back pain
The SRC Recovery Shorts Mini provide you with increased stability and allow you to move more freely post-delivery, making lifting, feeding, bathing and caring for your baby much easier.
With no adjustable buttons, velcro or zips, the Recovery Shorts Mini are like a second skin. There’s no need to constantly adjust while you’re wearing your recovery shorts. Recommended by health care professionals for improving mobility and pelvic muscle function postpartum, these recovery shorts have become a must-have inclusion in hospital bags of women the world over.
Recovery range is not to be worn or tried on at any stage during pregnancy
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Why SRC Recovery Shorts Mini Length?
SRC Recovery Shorts – Mini Length assist in speeding up recovery after pregnancy by addressing the 3 most common and important conditions post birth:
1. Abdominal Muscle Separation (DRAM)
2. C-Section and Perineal Trauma / Stitches and
3. Low Back Pain
How do recovery shorts mini work to promote post-pregnancy recovery?
1. Activate Muscles
The unique SRC garment technology promotes muscle stimulation and activation by providing gentle compression / light pressure to the pelvis, back and abdominal muscles. This is not possible if you choose a corset, girdle, or rigid support garment. From day 1 you can be confident in the knowledge that your SRC Recovery shorts Mini length are doing their job even when you’re not active.
2. Reduce Swelling
Fitting like a second skin, the gentle compression in the recovery shorts helps you get mobile sooner after both a vaginal or C-section delivery.
3. Reduces Pain and Provides Wound Support
SRC compression garments provide gentle compression to a wound area. Whether you have had a C-section delivery or stitches/tears to the perineum, the SRC Recovery shorts Mini Length reduce wound swelling and pain and promote a faster and safer recovery.
What makes SRC recovery shorts mini length unique?
SRC Recovery Shorts Mini Length have been designed in consultation with obstetrician Dr. Grant Saffer. Anatomically designed support panels fit with the natural curves of the female anatomy whilst delivering consistent gentle medical grade compression at 4-15mmHg. The garment delivers exceptional fit and maximum support without any feeling of restriction. Designed for use in the first 8-10 weeks after delivery they can be worn for as long as they provide benefit, and many women continue to wear their recovery shorts for exercise or for aesthetic reasons under fitted clothing.
SRC Women’s compression shorts feature a proprietary luxurious fabric and breathable power mesh lining. These fabrics are independently and scientifically tested. Test results show that our fabric and its construction is not only of the highest quality but it consistently delivers continuous gentle graduated compression over time. To achieve this, high performance fabric panels are cut in multiple planes to provide multi-directional stretch performance which means that SRC compression garments retain their stretch and strength characteristics longer than some leading sports performance brands
Recommendation for optimal results
Begin wearing your SRC Recovery Shorts Mini Length as soon as you feel able post-delivery. It may take a few days for your SRC Recovery Shorts Mini to feel fully comfortable because of fluid retention.
Please be advised that if you have had stitches to the perineal area following a vaginal delivery you should change your maternity pad every 2 hours. DO NOT wear a pad that has a plastic backing. This may cause the area to sweat which will increase the risk of infection. Wash the area with salt water and dry well following each pad change. Wear your recovery shorts during the day only while your perineal stitches are healing. Once the area is fully healed you can wear SRC Recovery Shorts Mini both day and night.
Your SRC Recovery Shorts Mini should feel supportive without any feeling of restriction. During pregnancy some women find that their ribs expand to accommodate the growing foetus. If so, the elastic at the top may feel a little tight even though the garment is otherwise comfortable. This is easily resolved by putting the elastic on continuous gentle stretch for a number of hours. Please contact us should you require further information.
Alternate between your SRC Recovery Shorts Mini Length and your SRC Sports garment as soon as you feel you no longer require as much upper abdominal support throughout the entire day and the swelling of the upper abdominal area has significantly reduced.
SRC Sports garments have been designed to allow you to comfortably return to exercise, all the while knowing that your pelvis, lower back and legs are supported. It is important to note that your SRC Recovery Shorts Mini will perform best when washed every 3 days. For continued support wear your SRC Sports Leggings or ¾ Lengths Leggings during this time.