SRC Pregnancy Leggings: Supported, stable and safe

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Sep 112015
 

After carrying four babies (including twins!) I know all about the toll pregnancy takes on your back, hips and pelvis. During pregnancy your body has a lot of extra weight to carry and for me, like for many mothers, pain and discomfort has been part of every pregnancy journey; it’s definitely not all smooth sailing. What a blessing the adorable babies make you forget about all the tears and struggles or I would have stopped after the twins!

With a home full of young children to chase after, a household to care for, school runs to do and specialist appointments to attend my obstetrician warned me that this time around pregnancy would be even harder on my body. I expected the pain to kick in early but was very determined to not let it ruin my joy or keep me housebound, which is how I stumbled upon SRC Health:

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The SRC Pregnancy range is designed for expecting mothers and consists of Pregnancy Leggings (RRP $189.95) and Pregnancy Shorts (RRP $199.95), available in neutral black and size XXS to XXL. Both products are ARTG listed and recommended by health care professionals to provide support and relieve pain in your back, pelvis and hips during pregnancy. Using specifically designed anatomical panels the shorts/leggings offer consistent gentle medical grade compression for these well-known problem areas.

SRC Pregnancy LeggingsAs the majority of this pregnancy would fall in winter I decided on the full-length SRC Pregnancy Leggings for extra warmth and comfort. I first started wearing the leggings at around 24 weeks of pregnancy, some days matched with a dress/tunic and boots and other days with a cosy hoodie and nice sneakers. On days that I did not wear the leggings out, I would quickly change into them when I got home so I could still benefit from the extra support for some time of the day and even night. In my opinion the longer/more often you wear them the bigger the relief.

You may find that the leggings are a little tricky/tight to get on (especially near the end of your pregnancy when there is a big baby bump in the way) but this medical grade compression is essentially what will give you that much needed support so it is worth the wrestle and once they are on you will feel fabulous.

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I am currently 36 weeks pregnant so the end is in sight and I cannot begin to explain what a difference the SRC Pregnancy Leggings have made for me. I was hesitant at first but hopeful and I can confidently say that this pregnancy has been my most comfortable yet! Even my obstetrician has been amazed at how well I have carried this pregnancy and how much less pain I have experienced. The extra support and stability for my pelvis and hips has been very noticeable and reassuring and not once (whilst wearing the leggings) have I felt that dreaded feeling of my hips giving way, my pelvis becoming unreliable or not being able to move anymore.

Getting a good night sleep has also proven to be a lot easier when your pelvic area is secure and you can comfortably move and roll over without being in pain. My only regret is that I did not give SRC a go during my precious pregnancies, they are absolutely worth every cent. In fact, SRC is so confident you will love your SRC product that they back it up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee (conditions apply), now that’s great peace of mind!

SRC Recovery ShortsAfter experiencing the relief and support from the SRC Pregnancy Leggings I have high hopes for the SRC Recovery Shorts for post-natal recovery. As I suffer from severe diastase recti, better known as tummy muscle separation (oh the joy of twin pregnancies!), I am afraid I have a long way to go but that’s a different story and one I will deal with when the time comes. I look forward to sharing my progress with you as I recover and (hopefully) improve so stay tuned.

To find out more about the SRC Pregnancy range, to determine your correct size using the size chart and to locate a stockist near you visit www.srchealth.com.

Handy tip:
If you have private health insurance you may want to check with your insurer before making a purchase from SRC Health. Many private health insurers in Australia will provide a Health Fund Rebate to customers who purchase an SRC product as they are considered a medical compression garment, designed to aid with the recovery and health of expectant and new mothers. You could save yourself some welcome dollars to spend on gorgeous baby goods!

Feb 062014
 

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Most of the time I write about how amazing, special, precious and wonderful life with babies and children is (and it really is!) but the truth is that it is also hard work. While for some women being pregnant and giving birth is a breeze, for many of us it is not and it is very tough on your body. When your midwife reminds you, in between everything else, to do your pelvic floor exercises religiously it is easy to dismiss and forget, something that is likely to come back and haunt you later!

Your pelvic floor muscles are so very important and often hospital staff doesn’t stress enough how incredibly valuable those kegel exercises are. If you don’t take care of your pelvic floor you can get big problems with bladder leakage, incontinence and even prolapsed organs later on, and no, this does not only happen to ‘old’ people. It’s all about getting into the habit of doing pelvic floor exercises regularly, they don’t take much time, are simple to do and make a huge difference on your postnatal recovery and your future health.

Super Kegel - CopyThe Super Kegel Exerciser is specifically designed with busy women in mind: it is non-invasive, clean, quick, safe, easy to use and very effective. It can be used by anyone from young to old and beginner to experienced user. The Super Kegel is a high quality, strong and durable product that can be used again and again. Another great bonus is that you can use this handy exercising tool to train many other muscles too aside from your pelvic floor so it is excellent value for money.

Super Kegel 3The Super Kegel concept is surprisingly easy but it does exactly what you need it for: Simple place the Super Kegel Exerciser in between your upper thighs, get into the correct position and squeeze the two wings together, it’s as simple as that! When you bring the two wings of the Super Kegel together you are using your upper thigh, buttock and pelvic floor muscles and the more you practise the stronger your muscles will get.

Starting with just a 3 second queeze, 6 times in a row you can work towards a 25 second squeeze and 10 repetitions, twice a day.  This may take a bit of practice as the wings offer strong resistance but it means you are really working those muscles. This strong resistance also comes in very handy when you use the Super Kegel to give your chest, thighs and arms a work-out, it’s a great all-in-one trainer at the very affordable price of NZD $39.95 (ca. AUD $36.90).

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Right now you can save 50% on postage and get your Super Kegel delivered for a tiny NZD $5 (ca. AUD $4.60). Simply enter the code ‘HIPLITTLEONE’ at checkout for your discount to be applied.

To find out more about Super Kegel, to read all about its many great uses and to order your own exerciser online visit www.superkegel.co.nz.

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