Keeps falling down and cheap fabric
I purchased two pair with the social media deal that was around - size M, 6 months pregnant.
What I found:
* The crouch falls down, it's very annoying and really shouldn't happen. Walking just a few meters I was tugging them back up. I emailed and asked what I could do, they kindly sent out a replacement size S. But, same thing, just keeps slipping down. I have many other brand leggins including Lorna Jane, Lululemon, Runny Bare and Body and this doesn't happen with any of those brands.
* The sizing is off, I'm usually a size 10 and at 6 mon...
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Two time customer
I have purchased two SRC pregnancy products.
1 x over the bump minis
1 x under the bump leggings
After being diagnosed with vulval varicosities (google it...if you’re game) during my third pregnancy I was recommended to get a support garment. At 26 weeks I was excited to find these SRC products as they seemed well regarded and specifically targeted vulva varicose veins (one of the few products to say this). The price is relatively high but worth it in my mind as this is a condition that can worsen throughout pregnancy resulting in discomfort a...nd perhaps a compromised birth. What I found: - The over the bump product was too tight on my bump. Website said the product does not have any compression over the belly, which is true but it does have a very tight, non adjustable band that (for me) sat just where my stomach was, which caused indigestion (as I didn’t have this condition before wearing the garment, and it decreased as soon as I took it off). The rest of the fit and support was fantastic though. Also they didn’t slip down or roll up. - Due to the indigestion I decided to invest in a second pair that was under the bump. I decided on leggings this time as they would give extra support and a preventive measure against varicose veins in my legs (as this can happen too following VV). Anyway, the fit is really bad. They keep falling down even with the adjusted waist band. Think ultra, ultra low waisted jeans style. Which unfortunately means there is no support for the VV which is why I purchase them in the first place.
Yes expensive but personally worth it for me.
I used these for both my babies and they were seriously a godsend. You have to make sure you purchase the right size for you - they should be tight and not slip down. My diastasis recti healed quicker with these compared to what my physio advised had I not used them. The support they offer (I had vaginal labour both times) post birth made me feel confident my insides weren't going to fall out. Yes expensive but personally worth it for me.
Expensive way to get thrush
Paid $200 for these shorts and with postpartum hormones and after wearing them for ONE DAY I got thrush. Pretty expensive way to get a yeast infection, something which is very common postpartum. Couldnt get a refund either, so disappointmented.
OK but expensive
I bought the post part I’m shorts after having a c section. They are comfortable and supportive. My only issue is the manufacturing of them. They thread on the seam on the waist band is unravelling. For the money I’d have expected better quality. Also now I am slimming down the waist band slides down throughout the day. I am now 6 weeks postpartum.
A must have post pregnancy
I have used these shorts after my third baby and my recovery compared to my first two babies is incredible. I had a 6cm diastasis after my first two kids and it took months and months post partum to close. This time around with the shorts I am four weeks post partum and only have a 1cm gap! Would reckmmend to all
A must have for post pregnancy
Having delivered a 10 pound 6 baby and being quite small framed myself, I suffered quite a bit.
I had a 3 finger separation in my abdominals and was quite sore in my pelvis.
I had purchased the leggings at 37 weeks pregnant but wasn't able to put them on until 2 weeks post birth. Initially one as only able to wear them a couple of hours at a time, but now 10 weeks on I wear them almost daily and they have done an amazing job with not only my separation but making me feel 'together'. My tummy is getting smaller too
I recently bought my SRC shorts at 32 weeks and have been disappointed. Being that they’re quite expensive I think it’s important to have all the info before purchasing. I bought them in hope they would support my pelvic instability (specifically SRJ issues). I have found no relief from my discomfort. I have worn these day and night and if anything provide more annoyance as the waist band always slides under my belly which is quite uncomfortable. I know many women have loved these but I haven’t had the same experience.
SRC Health Pregnancy Leggings
When I started to get pelvic pain my midwife recommended the compression shorts or leggings. After several weeks of research, I decided to purchase the SRC health pregnancy leggings. Unfortunately I was extremely disappointed with my purchase due to lack of information and guidance from the supplier. After having a bad experience buying my first pair of pregnancy leggings, SRC have been extremely helpful in helping me find a solution. Not only exchanging the leggings for a different size but also put me in contact with a wonderful physiothe...rapist in my local area. My recommendation is, before you go and buy SRC leggings, please be measured by a physiotherapist and try on a pair. Purchasing them from a supplier without an experienced physio results in purchasing the wrong product. Thank you to SRC for assisting with my situation.
Not as great as they make out.
I have tried these prenatal tights and couldn't wait to wear them. I was left very disappointed. I have the correct fit and measurements. They kept slipping down at the back. The material was synthetic feel and not at all breathable. The adjustable buttons at the side stuck out so you could not wear this underneath dresses or pants as promised. I have now purchased 2xu maternity and at the same pricing are soooooo much better. Don't waste your money!!!
Not bad but not a miracle product either
I bought these SRC pregnancy leggings for support in my pelvic area due to vulval variscosity in the third trimester. I bought them from a specialist medical clothing supply store that measure you for the correct size. I have been (trying) to wear them for about a week now. For $200 for a pair of these leggings, included in their 'technology' is an adjustable elastic waist, much like what we mums buy for our toddler kiddies from places like a Target and Best and Less. The lady at the medical supply clothing store seemed to think this was a bri...lliant idea for the pants so that they can be adjusted to suit all manner of body types. However, I've just been back to the store today because, as it turns out, she gave me an incorrect measurement and size. It seems she may have put too much faith in the adjustable waist band, and she gave me a size too large. Due to this, the elastic in the hem line kept on doubling over and cutting painfully into my stomach. The next size down feels much more comfortable to me and so far has not been doubling over- perhaps because it hasn't had to have been dramatically tightened and pulled in just to fit me. In summary, my advice and feedback is, even if you get these pants from a specialist shop where they measure you, make sure they have really given you the right size. Also, the adjustable waist is actually a negative point of these pants in my opinion - for specialist maternity support wear that you need to be measured for, they should just fit because they are well made with a wide range of suitable sizes - not because they have inferior quality adjustable waists like kids' pants from chain stores- especially for the price of these support wear! Apart from that, they do offer support but not the almost miraculous effect that seems to be promoted in their advertising.
A bit tight at first but then wearable after a few days, then uncomfortable as seam is on top of c s
I had high hopes for these recovery shorts. I tried them on 2 days after c section delivery and they were far too tight and hard to pull up. I wore tubie grip in the meantime. Tried again 7 days after and I found them relatively easy to pull up but didn't really feel like they were compressing much. Main issue with them now is why on earth would they put a seam sight where a c section scar is and if they are specifically developed for post pregnancy for both natural AND c section delivery it makes no sense at all! The seam literally rubs on my wound. I wouldn't recommend these to pregnant ladies who need c sections as the price is quite high given they will irritate half of women who have babies!
Oh So Tight
The measurements are based on your hip measurement, yet they go up to and over your ribs. The problem is my rib cage is wider so i find they are constantly digging into my ribs making it difficult to breathe.
Ive only been wearing them a few days (5mths post c section - on physio advice), they are compressing everywhere as they are meant to, and they force you to have good posture while sitting or they dig in a bit. The bump from muscle separation is not as obvious while i wear them - instead i just have a general roundness.
For muscle se...paration I find they are best put on while lying down (pull up and over bum then lie down to pull it over tummy). That way they're put on without your innards already through the muscles, so have a better chance of doing their job. I agree with other comments that they will be crap to wear come summer, but for now with our (25oC winter) they are bearable to wear all day.
PREGNANCY leggings: great for knee pain, but butt section rides down
Sorry if anyone is annoyed this is about the Pregnancy & not Recovery version, but there was not a section for the Pregnancy ones.
I specifically needed the leggings for my knee pain resulting from an SI-joint effecting the tendons around the knee. The compression from pelvis through to knees are great. The knee ache reduces, & ROM increases with the pants on, allowing me to work through my 38th week, which is brilliant. Pants & long skirts still look fine with the shiny black leggings seen to the ankle - or you can push them up, but as i a...
I had purchased this shorts after a physiotehrapist 's recommendation. I have tried wearing it after 3 days post partum (natural delivery with episiotomy). It was rubbing on the wound. So I tried again few days later, again was awfully uncomfortable so took it off. Tried again last night, now I have pain in left rectal muscles n front areas as well. The shorts were specifically measured by the physio as well. I am truly disappointed especially when it is quite pricey.
I bought my SRC Recovery Shorts post c-section last year upon a high recommendation from a physio. They were very expensive! However, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I found them hot, cumbersome and made my tummy stick out into a pot. They are difficult to pull up and there is just too much of them. They go all the way from just above the knee to under your boobs, In any sort of warm/hot weather they are just too much. I found I preferred to keep my wound fresh and in the open air as much as possible. I've worn them for three days recently post c-section again, but gone ahead and bought a Belly Bandit instead. I'll be selling my SRC shorts online.
At the start I loved these shorts but then I started to see a few flaws in them.
The shorts are great for post recovery back and tummy support
I did find them difficult to put on initially
I did notice they have this seam that goes over the exact spot my scar is. (Why you have a seam there is beyond me)
Unfortunately 4 months on with continued wear it rubbed and rubbed on my scar causing it to become infected and burst open. Now I am on anti-biotics to clear it all up.
They are also not very suitable for people with folliculitis (boi...
Good for Pain, but Not for Reducing the Stomach
I bought these 6 weeks after birth as my back was quite wobbly and was always sore. They worked a treat for that; they really did provide support, especially in the adjustment to carrying around a baby everywhere.
My low score is because they are advertised in so many places to reduce the size of the post-pregnancy stomach. There's heaps of anecdotes to support this too. However, that's because all the anecdotes are for when they're worn immediately after the birth (or a few days afterwards) for 2 months. Of course over the first 2 months, ...the stomach starts recovering; mine did without the shorts before I bought them. I wore them and did the Pilates as recommended, however my stomach barely improved. Why? Because it was already outside of that time period. I stopped wearing them 3 months later without much of a change at all in the stomach, but my back was better, and only gradually improved my stomach after I stopped breastfeeding with diet and exercise. My stomach only looked smaller while I wore them because it's the same as shape wear underwear; it holds it in. All the anecdotes you read are purely coincidental; those people were going to get that stomach by doing the Pilates they recommended and time, not the stomach. So if you had a sore back like me, definitely consider these. It did work for that. However, if you're after recovery of the stomach, they won't help. Your body went through a gigantic change! Give yourself time just to recover and relax. Don't worry about the stomach; you birthed a child, you're amazing as you are.
SRC Recovery Shorts are great for post birth recovery and the customer service is excellent
After giving birth I felt like my abdominal muscles were jelly and my back ached. One week later I was wearing a pair of SRC Recovery Shorts and I felt GREAT! This product actually works and I highly recommend that you buy a pair before you give birth so that you are ready to feel good afterwards.
The pair that I bought had a small flaw in the seam around the waist that didn't affect the compression but I followed up anyway as I felt that such faults should not occur in an expensive medical product. I called SRC and their customer service was...
Questions & Answers
Their T shirts and bottom wear looks great but I don't whether I should but it from here or not as by seeing the reviews I think this is a fake site.
Please respond from where I can get T shirts and bottom wear like they have?
You can't buy SRC products on this site, it's only for reviewing purposes. You can buy their products from some physios or second hand from eBay.
Thanks.... but am not living in Australia. Am from India. Please tell me the way so that I can order.
I had a c-section 3 and a half weeks ago, is it too late to start wearing the shorts??
I had a natural delivery, so cannot be confident in translating to your situation, but i had been told wearing as often as poss in the first 6wks & then for exercise after that is recommended. I am 6.5wks postpartum now and feel more supported for walking and during light exercise wearing them than without.
I had my c section almost 5 months ago and the physio i have just started seeing said to go buy some as they are useful as long as they used within the first 12 months post birth
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