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Urinary Incontinence - Live and Laugh Without Leaking!

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can have serious implications on your confidence and ability to go about your everyday life. Urinary incontinence is treatable and there are many things you can do with the help of specialist health professionals and on your own to laugh again without leaking and improve your quality of life.

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Relief From the Symptoms of Vulvar Varicosities - 12 Little Known Ways You Can Try Right Now

I’ve got a lot of pressure … down there…varicose veins where? Vulvar varicosities or varicose veins of the vulva during pregnancy is not a common topic of discussion between pregnant women, but it should be. Estimated to affect between 4% and 10% of women during pregnancy, the actual figure for vulvar varicosities is most likely to be much higher with many women not reporting or being diagnosed, being too embarrassed to discuss the symptoms with their health care professional.

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Not All Maternity Leggings Are Created Equal

When it comes to maternity clothing there are so many choices, maternity leggings are no different, however, it’s not all about personal fashion choices and brand labels. Often, and more importantly it’s about your needs. Pregnancy is a time of tremendous physiological changes and what most of us ladies are still unaware of, is that the right choice of pregnancy leggings. These may assist your body to better deal with some of the added pressures the little human inside you is placing on your joints, muscles and organs.

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Feeling Hot and Sweating During Pregnancy? 7 Essentials Facts You Must Know When the Heat is On!

Sweating During Pregnancy

1 Why do I feel hot during Pregnancy?

A ‘bun in the oven’ or ‘growing a little human’ are clichés yet they are true. The volume of blood in your body can increase by as much as 50% during pregnancy. To cope with this, your blood vessels dilate slightly and allow the blood to come closer to the surface.1 The energy it takes to move around with the extra weight of the bump can make you hot.

It’s normal to experience hot flushes during pregnancy so there’s no need to panic. Affecting about 1 in 3 pregnant women, hot flushes during pregnancy are very common at night and are usually most felt around your head, neck and chest. 2

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4th Trimester: 17 Most Popular Items Chosen by New Mums To Speed Up Postpartum Recovery

4th Trimester

Defined as the first three months of your baby’s life, 4th trimester is a time when the newborn is adjusting to life on the outside and you are equally adjusting to your new life and parental responsibilities on the inside. The baby gets out into the world and you get to “stay in” for a while.

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8 in 10 Women are Unaware that SI Joint Pain is a Leading Cause of Chronic Lower Back Pain After Pregnancy and What You Can Do About It

SI Joint Pain

A recent survey of 1,000 women aged 35 to 60, conducted by SI-BONE, Inc. (SIBN), a Silicon Valley-based medical device company focused on solving musculoskeletal disorders of the sacropelvic anatomy. They found that 86% of respondents were unaware that sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a leading cause of chronic lower back pain for women over 35 who have been pregnant.1 SI‐BONE, the firm that conducted the research is a medical device company that pioneered minimally invasive surgery of the SI joint with the iFuse Implant System.  While these new medical breakthroughs should be applauded, they should also be considered as a last resort. So what can you do about SI Joint Pain?

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Love Your Body As Much As Your Baby

What's best for the baby? The answer to this most commonly asked question will shock you!

Every mother to be asks herself these questions and a quick google of the phrase reveals no surprises, with the most popular searches being:

  • best age to have a baby biologically
  • best foods for baby brain development
  • best age to have a baby
  • how to improve baby brain development during pregnancy
  • best age to have a baby for a woman
  • baby brain development food during pregnancy
  • how to increase I.Q. of baby during pregnancy

Articles discussing the essentials of what you need, occupy the many pages of Google results with everything from medicines to diapers and furniture. Yet the single MOST important factor that will influence the baby's well-being is most often ignored.
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End the DRAMa Mama!

The little-known postpartum side effect that you need to know and deal with.

The effects of DRAM or Abdominal Muscle Separation when left untreated may be serious and we aim to make as many women aware of these as we can.

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11 Must Know Selection Facts for Buying Maternity Leggings

Are SRC Maternity Leggings and Shorts really worth it? The answer to an often asked question about the cost of maternity leggings is as with most things - "it depends" on a number of factors.

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Largest Maternity Leggings and Shorts Compression Wear Range to Support You throughout Pregnancy


With the addition of the SRC Pregnancy Mini Shorts (Over the Bump) coming in late December, SRC Health can easily lay claim to having the largest range of pregnancy leggings and shorts that are complimented by the famous range of post-partum recovery shorts and recovery leggings. A total of 8 different garment lengths and styles provide for every preference and life stage, delivering on the unwavering dedication to the SRC vision of “Support For Life”.

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