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Are SRC Recovery Shorts Worth The Money?

Four pregnancies. Four C-sections. This wreaks havoc on the body!

Pregnancy along caused my body to stretch beyond its limits and as a result it will never be the same again. It is riddled with stretch marks, I have a Caesarean flap (C-section mums you know what I’m talking about!) and just to top it off abdominal muscle separation. See this post I wrote about pregnancy not all being pretty!

Oh the joys of pregnancy!

newborn baby

Are SRC Recovery Shorts Worth The Money?

When I had my first two children I had no idea that muscle separation could be improved. While mine wasn’t terrible at this stage, I could notice it. It wasn’t until I had my daughter three years ago that I heard about SRC recovery shorts and wondered if they would actually work. At that stage I couldn’t bring myself to spend that much on something that may or may not work.

Let me know tell you, hindsight is a wonderful thing. If I could go back, I would have bought a few pairs! When my youngest daughter was born I thought at this point, what do I have to lose? Nothing besides a few dollars! But I had everything to gain.

mother and baby love

I didn’t start using the SRC Recovery Shorts until 2.5 months post pregnancy so there was a chance that I would not notice a change but the body is an amazing thing, particularly when it works with these compression shorts. I opted for the high waist design because of my muscle separation. It offered so much core support, it held everything where it should have been and it was comfortable to wear.

src recovery shorts

I will be honest and say I wore these almost every day for 3 months and there may have been a few day there where I wore them just as shorts without anything over them. Ok so there were a lot of days like that but in my defence, they look like exercise pants so it is perfectly fine!

src recovery shorts

As the months rolled on, I noticed my muscle separation getting smaller. They were actually working! I knew they were offering my body additional support but I didn’t for a second think they would actually help with this particular issue. They are worth every cent! Again, hindsight.

src recovery shorts

I wore my SRC Recovery Shorts bush walking, grocery shopping and to coffee with friends. Basically if I went, they did too.

What made them so good you ask?

  • Comfort – They are lightweight and breathable so you don’t sweat in them. Even though they are a tight fit, they don’t hurt to wear or irritate the skin.
  • Support – The compression offers your body the support it needs during and after pregnancy (C-section or natural birth). The support extends from your back to your abdomen and beyond. They also help to reduce the risk of DVT post-surgery. My favourite support these shorts offered was that it held my abdomen tight assisting with tone and muscle memory.
  • Confidence – I found the second I put these on I was more confident. This is more to do with the fact that everything felt tighter and less of that flabby after birth feeling. I could wear a pretty dress or jeans and not feel like a bowl of jelly. That is a win for any new mum!

src recovery shorts

If you are considering buying some SRC Recovery Shorts, do it! You will not regret it.

Dress for comfort, practicality and style

Just like any mum who has recently given birth, you have spent the last 5+ months wearing the same handful of outfits on repeat and would love something beautiful and new to wear. SRC Health gifted me this gorgeous breastfeeding dress from their SRC Essentials range.

It is so soft on the skin, yours and bubs. The way the maxi feeding dress sits on your new mum figure is flattering as well so you feel confident, stylish and yet it is practical!

SRC essentials maxi dress

You should definitely check out their range of affordable pregnancy and feeding clothing.

*I received the above items for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Sarah
    13/07/2016 / 6:40 pm

    I have had 3 VERY big babies, all around the 10 pound mark. My biggest concern now, as I try to lose weight is the excess skin doesn’t seem to be budging 🙁

  2. Paula
    14/07/2016 / 7:31 am

    After breastfeeding for 2 years my chest resembles eggs in socks…..not a good look for this chicken 🙁

  3. Sarah W
    14/07/2016 / 12:24 pm

    Yep love these shorts – have bought five pairs of shorts total over two pregnancies (thanks to changes in size). Would love a back up pair. Also I didn’t get to leave all my details in comp entry thanks to my tech unsavviness.

  4. Ern
    15/07/2016 / 4:16 pm

    Post birth it has to be learning to play second fiddle. Before bub came along, I was the centre of my wife’s universe, but now the baby comes first. And i get that, and that’s how it’s supposed to be, but it’s hard as a man to feel iced out. We don’t get that closeness to bond with breastfeeding and those mummy things. I know life will go back to normal, it’s just very hard to put into words.

  5. DIANA
    15/07/2016 / 4:26 pm

    Vanity. Coming to the harsh realization that (unlike celebrities) my body won’t shrink back to a size 8 – 10 magically overnight. The flabby belly, and extra girth around the middle, is a severe struggle that seriously does my head in. I hate it.

  6. Toni C
    17/07/2016 / 4:43 pm

    I’m expecting my first baby in September. I’m trying to be prepared for her but I’m not sure what to expect as far as recovery goes. I want to be there for her as much as I can in those early days and to be in the best shape I can be for her.

  7. sarahMary
    18/07/2016 / 1:18 pm

    NOT Feeling like myself! Everything I wore felt itchy and uncomfortable. I was irritated. Snappy. It really took a while for me to adjust.

  8. Teresa Clark
    19/07/2016 / 7:56 pm

    The Mummy pouch, nothing i do shifts it, I’m so self conscious of it, i hate it!

  9. Emily Sanfead
    20/07/2016 / 11:59 am

    Flat nipples caused me to struggle in more ways than one,
    Not being able to breastfed properly wasn’t at all fun.
    I used a nipple shield for the six weeks following her birth,
    Not being able to do it properly made me feel like the worst Mum on earth.
    I got over it eventually and formula saved us a lot,
    Hoping to tackle the struggle again with this baby and not give in to the bot.

  10. Heather
    20/07/2016 / 12:24 pm

    4th baby, 3rd consecutive emergency cesarean. Well, you get the picture, and it ain’t pretty! ?

  11. Kirsten W
    21/07/2016 / 8:05 pm

    My expectations!

  12. ashna kenyon
    21/07/2016 / 8:28 pm

    The hardest part of post pregnancy was getting used to the lack of sleep. I knew it would be difficult but I found it so much harder than I expected.

  13. Rosalie Bernacki
    23/07/2016 / 7:54 pm

    The biggest struggle has been having a bub whom doesn’t sleep through the night, and now at nearly 1 – and returning to work – it makes some days a struggle all day long (on 3 hours sleep)

  14. Louise T
    24/07/2016 / 5:16 pm

    My biggest struggle is not lifting, especially with two older siblings, who constantly need a cuddle. It is the hardest thing to say no to “ups”.

  15. M Cowan
    26/07/2016 / 5:26 pm

    Having so many cravings, because I gained so much weight!

  16. Vicky
    27/07/2016 / 10:17 am

    Great write up

  17. Amanda Rose-Hall
    27/07/2016 / 11:35 am

    Biggest struggle with second round of pregnancy has been that this time it’s not all about me – it’s all about my toddler! And this pregnancy has presented me with sciatic & pelvic pain to boot – so no where near as easy breezy as the first time! At 32 weeks pregnant I finally got my A into G and am seeing a physio which is really helping. I’m definitely investing in these shorts post pregnancy due to her recommendation.
    Oh and the pelvic floor is definitely not what it used to be this time round either!! ?

  18. Alex
    27/07/2016 / 12:14 pm

    Being my first pregnancy (now 34 weeks), I just don’t know how my body is going be after I have the baby. These SRC shorts will help me to hopefully remind my body what it used to be like!

  19. Bronwen S
    27/07/2016 / 1:28 pm

    Post pregnancy healing up my scar after my third c section – not much fun. Keeping up with two older children and a new baby is hard, and I’d love to say goodbye to that horrible overhang you are left with too. There just isn’t the time to slow down and heal like there is after your first.

  20. Jess
    27/07/2016 / 3:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of the recovery pants up until now , I’m about to have my 4 th child via ceaser these pants sound amazing to help with recovery. ?

  21. Jessica
    28/07/2016 / 7:52 am

    Nasty Morning (all day and all night) Sickness has stopped me from doing any form of exercise and chained me to the couch. Ironically the only foods I’ve been able to keep down have been super duper fatty, carby, salty snacks! I’ve hence put on so much weight and have never felt this sloppy in my life! I so very much look forward to getting back to the gym after baby is born and once these darn hormones give me a break!!! 🙂

  22. Sacha Pech
    28/07/2016 / 11:09 am

    My energy levels were so low during and after pregnancy; they still aren’t at my peak levels. It’s just all so tiring!

    PS; the photo of your little girl as a baby makes me want another! Just adorable.

  23. Leanne white
    29/07/2016 / 8:40 am

    Pregnancy can lead to changes in many of our daily routines and habits, including what you we eat and my biggest struggle is what I putting in my mouth!

  24. Amanda S
    29/07/2016 / 11:33 pm

    Going through so many sizes. It was so depressing trying to find something nice that would fit long enough to justify the cost.

  25. Eva Kiraly
    30/07/2016 / 12:30 am

    I went through Post natal depression in a big way, so much so I haven’t been game enough to get pregnant again!

  26. Kari Drummond
    30/07/2016 / 6:44 am

    My biggest challenge is that the abdominal separation after my first pregnancy and now in my second pregnancy has changed my lifestyle completely. I used to be so into fitness and I had all these plans about exercising post birth with my little one I had to throw out the window. This also came with self esteem battles and I constantly have to choose to love my body for its strengths (being able to create and carry and birth children)

  27. Nadine
    30/07/2016 / 8:08 am

    For me the biggest struggle is the baby blues on day 3. Suddenly the hormones and exhaustion catch up with me and it all seems to much (that and boobs that suddenly need their own postcode). I’m a few weeks away from delivering number 3 baby and determined to do whatever I can to rest and take it easy this time.

  28. AH
    30/07/2016 / 2:44 pm

    The inability to predict what type of pregnancy its going to be and what happens, like you have no control over your body

  29. Tamara Lamb
    30/07/2016 / 6:12 pm

    My biggest struggle was not realising how big I was! How often I bounced off benches, tables, doors etc. Tad embarrassing!

  30. cheryl mc
    30/07/2016 / 10:14 pm

    after 5 kids losing weight was the hardest….tired, worn out and unmotivated and a huge challenge!

  31. Elisabeth Martins
    30/07/2016 / 11:54 pm

    The lack of sleep of course. Being pregnant can cause for an uncomfortable sleep especially in summer and don’t get me started on not being able to sleep after the baby is born 🙂

  32. Janice
    31/07/2016 / 5:44 am

    After being told at 26 that my chance of having a baby was less than 8% and then to be blessed with Ruby naturally at 39 is a true gift.
    I invested in Src recovery shorts and can honestly say they absolutely helped in my getting back into my “normal” jeans.
    I happily passed them on to another mum after they had helped me so much.
    Good luck to everyone, these in my opinion are a ” must have “

  33. Belinda M
    31/07/2016 / 9:50 am

    I’m really struggling with back pain, I feel it every time I pick one of my babies up and it makes me not play with them as much as I feel I should. I know its down to core strength but when you’re in pain the last thing you want to do is work out

  34. Suzanna
    31/07/2016 / 10:59 am

    The aftermath, both my daughter and I almost died. I bled out on the table and she was whisked away to special care having seizures. The reality came on day 10 when she was diagnosed with a rare congenital disorder Septo Optic Dysplasia. Nothing can prepare you that.

  35. Tracey Taylor
    31/07/2016 / 2:17 pm

    Ladies we can do everything but sometimes a little help and support is required.Step up,step into comfort and step out with confidence.

  36. lynne lillington
    31/07/2016 / 4:49 pm

    Having 2 c sections, it was moving with confidence that my tummy wouldn’t burst open. I was forever holding my tummy with one hand and bub with the other. Holding it also helped with the pain.

  37. Jacoba Evans
    31/07/2016 / 6:09 pm

    My problem, excess skin and extra weight. I feel like I have a jelly tummy.

  38. Amy Ginis
    31/07/2016 / 8:23 pm

    I am 7 months pregnant with my first and I’m struggling with all of the symptoms no-one tells you about! Leaky nipples, stretch marks, itchy stomach, and the most evil of all…CONSTANT HEARTBURN!

  39. julie ford
    31/07/2016 / 9:39 pm

    the feeling of it all hanging being loose and empty after birth this would be amazing to keep shape.

  40. 01/08/2016 / 11:03 am

    I used these after my c-section and I found them really great, gave me so much support.

  41. Stacey
    01/08/2016 / 1:16 pm

    Pregnant with my 3rd, and will be an elective section after two emergency sections. Looking forward to trying out a pair of SRC recovery shorts to aid in my mobility after the birth.

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