"After having my baby by emergency C-section, I was feeling pretty sore and sorry for myself. I was keen to get back into my daily exercise routine, but didn’t know how to go about healing myself with that goal in mind. SRC Recovery Shorts made the weeks after birth much more comfortable and, therefore, made me more confident in returning to my normal work routine, while learning how to be a Mum! SRC Sports Shorts assisted me to return to exercise, which of course helped me to start feeling in control and like myself again. I was grateful for all the support!"
--- Jo Stanley, Fox FM “The Matt and Jo show”, Melbourne
"Going into my first pregnancy I had suffered sacroiliac joint, hip and lower disc pain for about five years. My condition was so severe I would have regular cortisone injections into my SIJ joints a few times a year, to relieve the inflammation and pain, not to mention the physio visits! I was very concerned as to how I would manage the pain throughout pregnancy as the weight of the baby increased and put more pressure on my pelvic joints and back. Many people had many theories as to how my back problems would hold up during pregnancy but around the 30 week mark I experienced very bad pelvic instability and lower back pain.
I already had a cupboard full of back support braces and pelvic belts etc, but had heard about SRC Pregnancy Shorts and thought why not give them a go? When they arrived I was a bit skeptical as they felt like they probably wouldn’t have enough support for me, but after persisting and wearing them for around 20 hours a day, and during the night, the results were instant. I absolutely loved them!
I felt fully supported standing for long periods at work, and I could easily wear them under my clothes without feeling bulky. They offered such wonderful relief around the pubic bone area. Not to mention they were comfortable and the fabric breathes, which for me was so important, being pregnant during the hot summer months. I look forward to getting into the Recovery Shorts now!"
--- Bridget McIntyre – TV Presenter Brand Power
Getaway star and mother of two gorgeous boys, Catriona Rowntree credits her stunning pre-pregnancy shape to a healthy lifestyle and wearing the recovery shorts following the birth of each of her two babies.
Just weeks after giving birth, Catriona was delighted to be back in her jeans.
"For centuries there have been all sorts of different ways to try and get your body back into shape. I wore the SRC Recovery Shorts following my pregnancies and unlike any other products on the market, the recovery shorts allowed my body to recover well and bounce back into shape. I was able to get back into my old clothes within a few weeks."
A girlfriend of mine told me about the SRC pregnancy shorts and leggings following her pregnancy and recommended them. She said, “this wonderful Australian invention help put everything back in line”. I wore the shorts in the first weeks after giving birth to both of my children and they gave me the support I needed after pregnancy and snapped everything back to normal. After delivering my baby, a healthy 10.5 pound bundle of joy, I began wearing the recovery shorts from day 2 and with the combination of being healthy before and during pregnancy, then breastfeeding and wearing the shorts, my body bounced back to shape in no time. I’m so happy my body is back to normal."
--- Catriona Rowntree – TV Presenter Getaway
As a High Performance Coach and Tennis Specialist, I have followed with interest the research and development of compression garments over the past 10 years. While the research validated the performance benefits of wearing compression clothing for training, competition and recovery, I had not found any garments I could recommend with confidence until now.
The Activate range from SRC meet all the requirements elite athletes look for in performance apparel. It's the first compression range that I have found that validates the research.
"As a coach to elite tennis players for the past 20 years, I have tested all available brands, styles and designs of compression clothing with athletes and for myself. Until now, none have been suitable for the demands of high performance training, competition or recovery, as they all lost their compression, rode up, fell down or fell apart in the wash.
The Activate range by SRC are a superior product to everything I have used and tested with elite athletes in the past 10 years.
The high waist means they 'stay up', with the lumbar spine and core muscles being supported. The garment and waist band do not lose their elasticity after wearing for multiple hrs. each day. I have run, rode bike, trained in gym, coached and played tennis in the shorts for up to 6 hrs. a day and it's the first compression garment I have not needed to significantly adjust during any activity. Compression in the gluteus, quadriceps and hamstrings is superior to everything I have used. I highly recommend these to any athlete, coach or physically active person looking to receive the benefits compression clothing offers. I consider it an essential piece of training and performance equipment for athletes and essential workout garment for anyone with an active lifestyle of physically demanding profession".
--- Peter McCraw
My pelvic pain began late in the 2nd trimester and quickly progressed. Within just a couple of days I went from minor discomfort to hardly being able to walk. I searched on the internet for my symptoms and found the SRC website and decided it was worth a shot. Within a couple of hours of receiving them, I felt pain relief, and after several hours I was rushing up and down the hall and realized I was able to run to the bathroom because I had the shorts on! I consider them a vital investment in my healthy pregnancy.
--- Emily Gallimore - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
I loved my SRC shorts for both pre and post natal care. I am prone to lower back pain and so naturally carrying our baby put extra strain on the area - but the SRC pregnancy shorts literally saved me. Light and streamlined, as I began to feel lower back pressure, I started wearing the shorts daily under my clothes and the support instantly relieved me, making especially the third trimester comfortable. Then after the birth of our beautiful baby girl the recovery shorts did wonders speeding up the healing process. I had been recommended them by a number of friends who said they worked miracles, and they did! The extra support they provided helped my body heal quickly. The SRC pregnancy and recovery shorts are mummy-to-be must haves!
--- Lizzy Lovette
"I tried alternative support garments after my first 2 caesareans, but after my third caesarean, SRC Recovery Shorts is by far the most superior garment. It gives you amazing support and is so comfortable; it’s like a second skin. They also helped me regain my figure quickly. I highly recommend this garment to anyone having a baby."
--- A. Fox, Melbourne AUS
"I love these garments. There was a 2 inch split between my abdominal muscles after the birth of my second child and even though I didn’t get these garments until about one month post birth, they had an amazing impact. Not only did I feel much stronger through the core, they also helped reduce back ache by offering support when I bent down to pick up my (heavy!) son. The other real surprise for me was that I actually felt and looked slimmer almost immediately. This was an enormous and much needs confidence boost in the early days."
--- Liz, AUS
"During the pregnancy of my second child I developed extensive varicose veins everywhere from the waist down. The most painful one was in the middle of the front of my thigh with the most unsightly being behind my knee. The support offered by SRC Recovery Shorts significantly assisted in reducing the size and discomfort of all of these varicose veins. The comfortable firm design of the shorts not only assisted in reducing the gap between my stomach muscles but offered support to my back, waist and pelvic area. Subsequently this increased confidence in my core strength, general mobility and brought about more awareness to my posture."
--- Libby Salmon
"I was introduced to SRC Recovery Shorts through a friend. Initially I was cautious and a little bit sceptical about the value of items such as these but felt that I had nothing to lose in giving then a try. Immediately I was struck by their comfort. As a calisthenics instructor I have worn Lycra before but never has it felt so comfortable and supportive. These garments were a revelation to me. SRC Recovery Shorts undoubtedly helped with my fluid retention and I have lost 6cms off my hips already, much of which I put down to the recovery shorts. I would not hesitate to recommend these garments to any woman post childbirth. They are simply wonderful and I am pleased to have been introduced to them."
--- Melissa Graetz, Mercy Hospital for Women
"I commenced wearing the shorts the day after my second baby was born. I found the shorts to be extremely comfortable and immediately provided major support, compression and relief to my perineum and abdominal muscles. Certain actions that I found very difficult while pregnant, such as rolling over in bed, became effortless. In addition, I felt very confident returning to my usual activities including lifting my 13 kg toddler and carrying her up and down stairs. I had mild pelvic instability and moderate sacroiliac joint inflammation during my pregnancy and found these were markedly diminished while wearing the shorts. The shorts are made of luxurious, lightweight fabric so they were not obvious under my clothes. They were easy to launder. I found that the shorts regained their original size with each wash which meant they continued to provide effective support and compression to my shrinking tummy. Further benefits from wearing the shorts were being able to fit into my regular jeans 7 days after giving birth and I’ve had many compliments about my post-pregnancy shape. Basically, wearing the shorts was like having a brand new, detachable six pack and pelvic floor."
--- D. Kirkham, AUS
“Having an emergency C section, I was concerned that my recovery and getting back to normal physical activity post baby would take much longer than planned. As a result, I thought getting back into my pre-pregnancy clothes would take months to achieve. But a girlfriend recommended I try the SRC recovery shorts. I slipped on the shorts two weeks after having Piper and I was amazed at how quickly my body recovered. I was back in my pre-baby jeans a week later. I had also encountered some pain in my lower back in the early days post-baby, but I found the SRC recovery shorts offered great support and relief, making breastfeeding and lifting my bub in and out of her cot a pain free experience.”
--- Michelle Stamper, Channel 9 Publicity and Marketing
"I suffered from lower back pain during my pregnancy. At 26 weeks I began wearing SRC Pregnancy Shorts and the benefits were immediate. Amazing support and comfort and my back pain disappeared almost immediately. SRC Pregnancy Shorts helped me and they can help you too."
--- Brooke Hanson, Olympic Champion
"My pelvic pain began late in the 2nd trimester and quickly progressed. Within just a couple of days I went from minor discomfort to hardly being able to walk. I searched on the internet for my symptoms and found the SRC website and decided it was worth a shot. Within a couple of hours of receiving them, I felt pain relief, and after several hours I was rushing up and down the hall and realized I was able to run to the bathroom because I had the shorts on! I consider them a vital investment in my healthy pregnancy."
--- Emily Gallimore - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
"SRC Pregnancy shorts have eliminated my sciatic discomfort, while wearing them. I am on my feet about 6-8 hours a day doing massage therapy. Between carrying a 50 lb massage table, driving, and working on my patients my sciatic nerves were severely compacted with pressure. The day I tried the shorts I was suffering from Right Sciatic Nerve pain. The moment I tried them on, my pain literally went completely away. I will say, if I do not wear the shorts my lumbar area is painful. To mend the issue, I simply wear them all the time. It has given me the ability to continue working without pain. I have been wearing the pregnancy shorts for about 12 hours a day (through my workouts and about 7-8 hours of massages). I don’t currently sleep with it on. My back does ache during the night. I am strongly thinking about just wearing them constantly except in the shower, just to keep continual relief :)"
--- Kristina Schmidt. Florida USA
"After suffering from serious sciatic pain during my current pregnancy I was starting to come to terms with the fact that for the next 5 months I was going to be in pain. I was regularly attending myotherapy appointments to gain relief from the pain I was having and the results were only temporary. I was unable to get through most of my day pain free, I saw SRC Pregnancy Shorts on TV and thought what could the harm be. Things were only going to get worse as I got bigger. I received my shorts and put them on as soon as I unpacked them and within 1-2hrs I was walking, sitting and standing with no pain. At the day's end I was hesitant to take them off but I wasn't going without them the next day. These shorts are extremely supportive and comfortable and I wear them under everything. Thank you for providing such a supportive product that I cannot sing the praises of enough. I look forward to ordering my Recovery Shorts in a few months time."
--- K. Anderson, Kialla
"I’m a 42 year old mother of four children my youngest now 6 yrs old. I love my exercise which includes running, weights, riding and swimming. Over the years I have found that running and riding in particular gave me a lot of lower back pain and tightness. Since wearing SRC Sports Shorts I no longer suffer from lower back pain and can now do a hard 10km run without tightness in that area. The shorts are also great to wear in Pump classes (weights) – I can get out of bed much more easily the next day without the previous stiffness that I suffered from. They are now my choice of sportswear!"
--- Bernadette Spinks, South Australia AUS
I find SRC Pregnancy Shorts extremely comfortable to wear. The material is silky soft and fits discretely under my clothes. I wore the garment in both cold and hot climates and it was fine to wear all day in the hot weather. The garment offers fabulous support and relief from the pain associated with vulval varicosities. I found that if I forgot to wear it, by the end of the day my varicose veins were throbbing and pronounced. This does not happen when I put the garment on in the morning and wear it all day. So far I haven’t had any more veins appear and am hoping that with continued daily use of SRC Pregnancy Shorts I won’t get any more.."
--- Jo Parker, Melbourne AUS
I love this essential range designed with new mums in mind.
I’m still trying to get used to this mum role. Life is hectic and chaotic. My son keeps me so busy and most days I am running.
When I first had my son I felt so disjointed from my previous self. I always had pride in how I dressed and when I started breastfeeding I was disappointed and annoyed that none of my pre-pregnancy clothes worked. I found it really hard to find comfortable clothing that was breastfeeding-friendly and also didn’t feel like I was wearing a dull sack. I was on the hunt for good quality, good looking stretchy clothing.
I have had a secret obsession with stretch fabric for some time – especially when I was pregnant – and when I had my son I wasn’t ready to let go of this. But let’s be honest, what new mum doesn’t have a desire to curl up in stretch fabric and feel ultimately amazing? We all do, so why not do it fashionably? When my friend introduced me to the SRC essentials range, my obsession with stretch fabric suddenly became very public.
The patterned peg pants are perfect for park life with your tot. I feel on trend hanging out with the cool mums in the sandpit but I’m also comfortable and ready to kick a ball with my son at a minutes’ notice. The tank and Henley tees are wardrobe staples for any busy mum with their longer length hiding those chocolate handles and a flattering but functional cut that still makes you feel feminine. The hidden and perfectly designed secretive openings also make breastfeeding an ease. You wouldn’t even know these tops were made for breastfeeding!
Since returning to work I have enjoyed those moments where I can ‘dress up’ knowing that I will have at least seven hours of staying clean. I recently wore the pink and white striped dress paired with tights to the office. It was so flattering and comfortable compared to the crisp shirts and skirts I wore pre-pregnancy. I wore the waterfall cardigan over the top and teamed it with a belt. Perfect.
I’m not sure how much washing you do a day, but the washing pile is big in our house. If it can’t go in the washing machine then it doesn’t get worn. Ditto for ironing. The SRC essentials range is easy, the clothing is made from bamboo and viscose and it doesn’t lose its shape or colour.
Being a busy mum can be tough but it is also a lot of fun. It’s important to feel good about yourself and at the same time be comfortable and ready to jump up and play with your toddler. This new range offers so much for new mums wanting to inject a bit of play into their wardrobe – polka dot prints, colourful stripes, and geometric patterns – it’s fun and practical. No more dull sacks for me.
--- Ali Webb. New mum & part time arts worker
Having both a toddler and baby means I am constantly required to feed outdoors in parks, cafes and public spaces. My new SRC tops, tanks and dresses make this a comfortable and discrete process.
The products are beautifully tailored and the bamboo is fabric is velvety soft so I always feel relaxed and comfortable. This makes the range incredibly appropriate for my daily schedule, which, like many mums, mixes parenthood with work.
I look forward to seeing the great range extended in the future!