Can’t stand for longer than 2 minutes?
Having difficulty just walking around the house?
Dealing with increased pressure and heaviness in your groin?
Not to mention all of the stuff that no one warned you about like - low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, pelvic pain (SIJ, Symphysis Pubis pain) or vulval and varicose veins.
Designed in consultation with an obstetrician for the ultimate in comfort and functionality SRC Pregnancy Leggings - Over the Bump are specifically designed to help you get back to enjoying your pregnancy.
HOW THEY WORK SRC Pregnancy Garments have been speciﬁcally designed to support your ‘baby carrying pelvis’ and reduce the stress placed on it through your pregnancy. This allows you to stay at work for longer, helps you get back on your feet and move around more easily and just generally makes you feel like yourself again.
With an adjustable waistband to accommodate your growing bump, the SRC Pregnancy Garments can be worn from 12 weeks until full term in order to allow you to be in the best shape you can be before delivery.
Patented Anatomical Support Panels (ASP) in the SRC Pregnancy Garments deliver targeted compression, ideal for treating multiple conditions like lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain and mild varicose veins as well as vulvar varicosities.
They provide support to the pelvic area through gentle yet constant compression, activating muscles and encouraging core stability, reducing swelling and muscle fatigue.
The ASP deliver True Cross Compression (TCC) as each layer within the panel is cut on a different plane so that during activity no compression is lost at any time.
The triple layer compression ASP including the gusset panel, have been shown to significantly help with the pressure associated with vulval veins.
The research and development of our fabric was extensive as we wanted to ensure that it provided support and comfort with no feeling of restriction. Our uniquely milled fabric goes through rigorous independent testing to ensure that it is of the highest quality and can stretch and return to its original shape consistently after wash and wear to provide you with optimal performance and a longer lasting garment.
To make sure we deliver this we decided to test our fabric against one of the leading compression brands in the marketplace to assess whether the compression properties were sustained after multiple washes and how this compared to the other brand.
We subjected the fabric to 100 wash cycles followed by an extension test. Our fabric not only retained its original size and shape (against the competitor which shrunk significantly) but also retained the same high level of compression at the conclusion of testing.
SRC Pregnancy Shorts – Mini Under The Bump, have an adjustable waistband to accommodate your growing bump as well as flatlock seams for increased comfort and to prevent chafing.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN PREGNANCY COMPRESSION LENGTHS/STYLES? This is a question we get asked a lot by women wondering which length and style (Over the Bump or Under the Bump) will be the best fit for their needs. Each garment has very slight variations and more than anything else, it comes down to personal preference for each customer.
- Full length leggings provide the best venous return and are a fashion staple that can be worn like any other pair of black leggings. However, pregnancy leggings may not be preferable for women who live in warmer climates and are also going to be slightly more difficult to put on than our shorter styles.
- Regular (knee-length) Shorts can be worn like bike shorts as both an undergarment and outerwear. They provide a slightly better venous return than our Mini length.
- Lots of women prefer the Pregnancy Shorts Mini because they fit perfectly under shorter dresses and are great for hotter climates. They are also the easiest to put on.
OVER THE BUMP OR UNDER THE BUMP?
Over the bump products do not have any compression over the belly, however, some women prefer to be fully covered to achieve the feeling of extra support. Both styles provide the exact same level of compression and it is up to the individual on what style they would prefer. Here’s our rule of thumb:
Under the Bump:
- If you don’t want to cover your belly
- If your skin can feel sensitive and itchy
- If you feel hot or live in warmer climates
Over the Bump:
- If you want to cover the bump
- If you like the feeling of extra support without compressing the bump
Correct measurement with these garments is crucial to the functionality of the leggings. As they are a medical garment/measured sizes they do not correlate to general/fashion clothing sizes. General fashion sizes also vary drastically by country and by brand (we find that an Australian XS can equate to a S or even M in American sizes) so we strongly recommend you have someone else take your measurements and use this guide to size yourself up.