Post # 1
I’m just into my 7th month, and I can barely shave my legs anymore, and when I shave my ‘area’ I can’t see a thing below my belly so I just kind of feel it out.
I suppose now would be a good time to wax, but I’ve only ever had one bikini wax and it was the most painful thing ever! Don’t really want to do that.
And: Do you have to be shaved when giving birth? Is it better so you don’t have hair in the way?
Oh the joys. 🙂
Post # 3
I basically stopped shaving until 35 weeks… my husband joked that i only shaved for my doctor. But then when 35 weeks came- i wanted to be prepared for birth – so i shaved everything once or twice a week.
Now at 39 weeks I am pretty much doing it all everyday.
I am going to have it all out for everyone to see so I want to be prepared!
Post # 4
Shaving? What is that? almost 40 weeks and I have only shaved my arm pits on the reg. I shaved my legs a few times but just letting it go…
Post # 5
Im 36 weeks and still shaving legs, slow but doing it. As for the flower, waiting on hubby to make time to help cause I can’t see.
Post # 6
I’m 36 weeks and still shaving my legs fairly regularly. For the girl parts I just do rght at th bikini line and have an electric trimmer and keep the rest fairly neat. No way I’m going in blind with an actual razor. But yeah even that is really only if I’m going to the beach or the dr. Which is once a week now, so it doesn’t tend to grow back too much between appts.
I haven’t been told anything about needing to be shaved down there for delivery.
Post # 8
No pregnant or TTC BUT popping in to say this is one of my concerns when I am pregnant one day….I am totally anal about shaving, and thinking of doing laser before TTC that way I don’t have to worry about it :/ I’ve had nightmares of being on a delivery table with hair legs and lady bits!
Post # 9
i’m not pregnant or ttc, but i rarely shave as it is (i have a serious allergy to shaving, i end up with hives and crazy ingrowns, and it just isn’t worth it unless i’m going to be wearing a dress or shorts). so i have a feeling it’ll be the same when i get pregnant. either that, or it’ll be until i can’t see/bend over to do it.
Post # 10
I shaved blindly up to the day I delivered. I couldnt see my legs or my privates but I justfelt around and did it that way. God knows it probably looked ridiculous but I couldnt see so oh well!
Post # 11
I”m 36 weeks and am still managing.. haha. I just kinda guess for the lady bits and take my time with the legs. It’s kinda awkward but I’m making due. No way I’m gonna have someone digging around even more then they have to when I’m giving birth haha.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
To answer your question, shaving is not necessary for delivery. I don’t and never have and I know lots of others the same who’ve had many babies.
Post # 13
2 days overdue, still shaving. i cant imagine the pain a wax would bring with the nerves being extra sensitive.
Post # 14
The practice of women having to shave or being shaved by a nurse before delivery is very outdated. It was thought that it minimized infection risk but it really doesn’t.
I don’t shave normally, didn’t shave for the delivery of my first and will not shave now. I can’t think of anything less desirable than having itchy regrowth a few days after delivery.
Post # 15
@Sunshine09: While you’re giving birth whether or not you shaved will be the last thing on your mind. Anyway, there are grosser things about birth, like pooping. No seriously, it happens. And you won’t even notice.
ETA: I’ve never known anyone who’s been shaved at the hospital in my lifetime. I would also not suggest getting a wax, your hormones are flowing and everything is extra sensitive.
Post # 16
38 weeks and can still shave my legs and armpits, though i do so less regularly. one, my body hair seems to grow more slowly and two, my give a damn is slightly busted. as for the cooch, well, i managed to trim with a trimmer about 2 weeks ago in front of a floor mirror. i might try again in another week or so and call it done. it is just too difficult.