Compression garments, also known as maternity support garments or post-natal recovery garments can be used through the entire length of your pregnancy and in the initial post-natal period. They have specialised panelling and material to give you the support and stability where you need it most.
During pregnancy, compression garments can help with:
• Reduce Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)
• Support and increase tone of stomach
• Give lower back and Pelvis support
• Reduce the onset of varicose veins (encourages good venous return)
• Vulvar pain and pressure
In the post-natal period, compression garments can be worn on the day you give birth up until 12 weeks (they can also be worn for the period after this; however, the first 12 weeks are the crucial time to wear them!) Recovery garments can help:
• Improve mobility – makes lifting, carrying, moving easier
• Great for post-natal exercise
• Heal faster – has support panels for:
– Perineal wounds
– C-Section scars
– Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)
– Helps with venous return (varicose veins after C-Section, Perineal swelling)
– Back support
The SRC range has been extensively researched to ensure that it is providing you with the support, comfort, and pain relief you need. So much so, that if you are fitted for their garments by a physiotherapist, you will be eligible for a rebate from most health funds.
For more information on compression stockings and for fittings you can book into The Physiotherapy Class here at Dr Morris Sydney Mother and Baby. The class is held once a month and led by Women’s Health Physiotherapist Shanice Gabriel.
Contact reception to find out more about the class and to book in.
Shanice Gabriel, Physiotherapist