(Closed) On beautifying one's bits for scans and labour…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Will you beautify your lady bits for appointments or labour?
    Nope, I'm all natural and whoever is inspecting me down there should be able to respect that. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Heck yes. Brazilians from now till the due date. : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Meh. I'll trim/wax the hedge to keep it clean and tidy, but I don't really care what people think. : (67 votes)
    64 %
    This is the last thing on my mind when I go in for checkups, and it will not be important in labour. : (15 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i’m not pregnant yet but i’ve had many pap smears/pelvic exams and i’ve had an ultrasound. it’s never even crossed my mind to do anything to my lady bits. the doctors don’t give a shit. they’ve seen it all.

    Post # 4
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    i’m not a cave women but with my first when my belly got big i wasnt going to be bothered with trying to shave my vajay or my legs. i didnt care what my doctor thought.

    Post # 5
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Good rule of thumb: would you go to the dentist without brushing your teeth.first? So a shower is always a good idea, but beyond that, doctors don’t care. I keep down there tidy for Darling Husband and myself, but the only thing I shave before the doctor is my bikini line. 

    Funny story-my SIL made my brother shave her hoo-ha when she was in labor bc she could not see or reach it and she wanted it tidy, so your concern is not illegitimate at all 🙂

    Post # 6
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Definitely yes. Trim or wax for sure! I don’t wander around au natural now so I’m not going to do it when pregnant. 


    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’m kind of in between choices. I cleaned up for exams, but by the time cervical checks and labor came around, I couldn’t possibly have trimmed myself. I couldn’t see and I could barely reach. I stopped waxing when I got pregnant… too expensive. And the doctors and nurses do NOT care.

    Post # 9
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I figure, if I can reach it, I can trim it. But if the belly gets to the point where I can’t reach my lady bits safely, they are going au natural. I read some stuck up labor and delivery nurse who said she wished women would go hairless for labor – and it really irked me. My vagina = My business. If it doesn’t interfere with medical issues, then I’m not gonna worry about it. Plus, I don’t trust my hubby near my love button with anything sharp. Lol.

    Post # 10
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    I’m not pregnant nor have I been but I get brazilians regularly and I don’t think I’d stop while pregnant. I’ve heard it obviously hurts (your vag) after birth so I think having it hairless might help if you have stitches etc but that’s just my thought!

    Post # 11
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve tried to trim but it hasn’t worked out.  Besideds not being able to see anything, my skin is more irritable and I’ve gotten razor burn.  THAT is the last thing I want to deal with when I am already uncomfortable.  So now I am in the ‘whatever’ category.  I really don’t care.  Women poop on the delivery table while pushing so I am sure they don’t care about hair.

    Post # 12
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    @cowgirlace:  Haha! Thats sooo funny! What a darling brother you have! 😀

    Post # 13
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m not pregnant…yet…but I always keep things waxed. I don’t feel clean otherwise (doesn’t matter how many showers I take), I don’t like the look, and I won’t be stopping that once I get pregnant. 

    Post # 14
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I try to keep things tidy for exams. No clue whether I’m going to care about how my bits look by the time I go into labor.

    Post # 15
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ha! This is a funny post. I once asked my OB/GYN what his thoughts were on this topic (actually, if he recommended avoiding brazillian as I read in a health magazine). He said he really doesn’t notice unless there is a problem (i.e. the smell is off due to infection or he sees STDs), but he does get grossed out by some women’s feet (he claims it’s the smell, mainly), so I’ve always made sure to put on clean socks prior to the exam.

    Post # 16
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I try to keep it somewhat trimmed, but it gets very hard once your belly is huge and with the all the hormones it becomes “who gives a shit!”

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