It shouldn't surprise anyone that a woman's body won't return to how it was straight after giving birth. Several products available for women to wear post-pregnancy say they'll help "conceal" some of these changes. However, they may not offer the right features that assist in repairing and toning your body after birth. If you're a new mum, it's worth taking a look into buying yourself a pair of pregnancy compression tights or shorts to aid your recovery. You can check out our new range of SRC pregnancy compression wear here.
The best part? They may be claimable through your private health fund!
What Is Pregnancy Recovery Wear
Post-pregnancy compression wear can assist in reducing pain and provide support to increase your mobility and function. Wearing pregnancy compression tights will help you across various potential issues, such as pelvic instability and vulvar varicosities. They promote a faster recovery for mums who experience discomfort after delivery by supporting abdominal muscle recovery. Other vital benefits of wearing pregnancy compression wear include:
- Promoting a quicker recovery so your uterus can return to its standard size and your tummy will look smaller.
- Providing support with your posture and replacing your core support to assist with back pain.
- Promote better blood circulation to reduce swelling after pregnancy, which may occur in your legs, ankles and feet.
- Better support for exercise promotes better blood circulation through your legs and provides extra stability in your joints.
Can I Claim Through My Private Health
If you have private health insurance within Australia, it's worth looking into your eligibility for a rebate on pregnancy recovery wear with your provider. Most private healthcare insurers in Australia will provide a rebate to customers who purchase SRC products, as these are considered medical compression garments for recovering mothers.
To claim your rebate, you can print the rebate form here. You then need to take this to your health care provider, such as your GP or specialist and ask them to fill in the details and sign. Once the form is complete, send it with your invoice for the SRC products purchased to your private healthcare insurer. Remember, not all private healthcare providers will offer this rebate, and we recommend reaching out to your healthcare fund provider for more information before submitting the form.
For more information, visit SRC Health here, or you may wish to browse DeBra's Recovery and Compression wear first.
Wearing well-fitted recovery/compression wear and maternity bra can be a game changer that improves your posture, comfort, and confidence. DeBra's has a professional team of fitting consultants that can help you find the most comfortable and appropriate garments for your body size and shape. Our team is passionate about what we do and has fitted women of all shapes and sizes for 22 years.