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Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

A year on and it still feels like yesterday! 

Having a c-section was a scary thought and not knowing what to expect was hard to plan for- so I always say to expecting mums to plan for the unexpected!

Here is a list of items I LOVED and wish I had more of here:

  • Big undies (The Target maternity range is my favourite!)
  • Big pads
  • SRC Recovery Shorts - my saviour!
  • Socks
  • Silicone strips for scarring (c-section). These were for later at around six weeks postpartum. 
  • Baggy dresses/high waisted track pants (that don’t sit on your scar for c-section mamas)

You can read a more in-depth blog about my hospital bag here.

Here is a list of the items I WISHED I had packed:

  • More fooood - fresh fruit t snack on..and that's about it.

Things I would prepare for and do some research in:

  • C-section
  • Abdominal separation

Just about anything can occur on the big day, so doing your research always helps.
I know a lot of mamas who have went in with every intention to have a natural birth, but last minute have had to opt for a different method - anything can happen.

If you're anticipating or experiencing abdominal separation, definitely read my blog about exercises for abdominal separation post birth. 

I am so passionate about this as there is such little information out there about it.
Find a good physio who specialises in women’s health and book in for your check-up postpartum.

I made it no secret that one of my number one pregnancy/postpartum must-haves and item that I loved were my SRC Recovery Shorts.
Wearing SRC Recovery Shorts helped me incredibly. It holds your stomach muscles together and encourages the healing process.

When you have to stand up for the first time after having your baby, you literally feel as though your entire stomach is going to fall on the floor.
Once I had my shorts on, I felt ‘kept together’ again.

I can only wish I had them for my abdominal separation with Kai.. 10cm felt like a metre and even the thought of being able to have my stomach held together for me post-birth sounds like heaven!

So for all those expecting mamas, I cannot speak highly enough of the SRC pregnancy and postpartum range!

Check out more on SRC HEALTH for their pregnancy and recovery wear. 

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This is me a week postpartum wearing my SRC shorts.

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