Are SRC Maternity Leggings and Shorts really worth it?

An answer to an often asked question about the cost of maternity leggings by our founder Sinead O’Donovan.

Absolutely, SRC make amazing quality maternity leggings and shorts - if you have the disposable income. Let’s be honest, most of us live on a budget, especially with the advent of a baby. So to spend $189/$199 AUD ($149/$159 USD) on a pair of maternity leggings or shorts is nothing short of a luxury few can indulge in. Approx. $200 is not cheap for any piece of clothing let alone “maternity clothing”, however many women don't blink when spending that on a pair of shoes.

For many of our customers this all disappears when they examine the cost; considering medical conditions the garments assist with - pregnancy pain relief and a faster recovery after delivery.

If you purchase from the SRC website then you are covered by a very generous 100% Money Back Guarantee https://www.srchealth.com/exchanges-and-refunds that eliminates all risk associated with the purchase.

Can you put a price on you on getting through the demands of work (and exercise) with less pain during pregnancy? Or the cost to move more freely after delivery and make lifting, feeding, bathing and caring for your baby easier? For me this was priceless which is why I invested so much blood sweat and tears into developing SRC (which is the acronym for Support Recovery Comfort) after my 3rd child.

However if you do want to put some monetary value to the garment, here are 3 'opportunity costs' to think about:
- What is the financial benefit of working an extra few weeks whilst pregnant?
- What is the monetary benefit of coming back to work a few weeks earlier after having your baby?
- Finally there's also a real cost attached to potentially having a few less physical therapist visits.

You can also make up your mind about our maternity leggings and shorts by comparing “apples with apples”:

  1. Activewear or your average cotton leggings available from your department store, whether they are called maternity leggings / pregnancy leggings or not simply have NO (medical) benefits other than comfort and fashion.
  2. Sports compression does not address the needs and conditions of the post-natal mother and will simply not fit (read potentially dangerous to even try on whilst you are pregnant). And in the main they are in the same price bracket as SRC medical compression garments.
  3. Many so-called maternity recovery (post-natal) garments are merely an extension of a sports garment or a hosiery brand, neither "specifically designed with the medical needs of the new mother in mind."
  4. SRC Pregnancy and Recovery garments are recommended by some leading health care professionals and consumers through unsolicited testimonials and feedback* but more importantly tested and loved by 100,000+ mothers worldwide.
    1. Our studies show that ~82% of women who wore SRC Pregnancy Shorts or Leggings experienced a reduction in their discomfort.1
    2. 97% of our customers would recommend this garment to other mothers.2
  5. SRC garments are ‘fit for purpose’ – designed by women for women, in consultation with an obstetrician using a structured approach towards research and development. The fabrics and garment being tested multiple times over several months in the days and weeks after childbirth pre-launch into the market and it’s not surprising that SRC Pregnancy and Recovery garments have been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  6. The patented design features Anatomical Support Panels (ASP) within the garment that has been specially located for either pregnancy or recovery post-delivery to deliver targeted compression for assisting with multiple conditions such as:
    1. Pregnancy: Low Back Pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Mild Varicose Veins and Vulval Varicosities.
    2. Recovery: Perineal wounds and stitches, C-Section and Abdominal muscle separation.
  7. The anatomically targeted support panels provide consistent compression during movement. This is achieved utilising True Cross Compression where each fabric layer is cut on a different plane so that during activity no compression is lost at any time.
  8. Unlike mainstream compression products, SRC fabrics have been specifically developed for this purpose, exclusively manufactured for SRC and then independently tested to provide you with the highest quality with maximum support and comfort including features like moisture wicking.
  9. We took the SRC fabric and leading competitors through 100 wash cycles and then retested both fabric extension test. The results showed that the compression properties of our fabric, unlike those of the competition were sustained. After 50 washes, the results showed that the competitor fabric had not only shrunk significantly but was less resistant in the stretch. The SRC fabric had minimum shrinkage and retained its stretch resistance under higher force. The shrinkage of both fabrics stabilized after 100 wash cycles, but only the SRC fabric retained the same high level of compression at the conclusion of the testing.
  10. Gentle medical grade compression avoids muscle deactivation and allows for SRC Recovery garments to be worn day and night, delivering 24-hour ‘wearability’ and pain relief.
  11. The SRC Maternity Leggings and Shorts range is the world’s the largest maternity compression range of garments that is comprised of many different styles and sizes and SRC can proudly say we provide “Support For Life” for every shape and size. SRC pregnancy leggings and shorts and recovery leggings and shorts present a real multi-functional garments; in the case of pregnancy used for work and exercise and for subsequent pregnancies and in the case of recovery, they are also used by many customers for exercise and for aesthetic reasons under fitted clothing for years after.
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