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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 05:56 AM   1
Shortstuff88
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To wax or not?


Hi ladies,

I was just wondering whether any of you ladies ever got waxed just before youíre due? I didnít when I had my son but I such a bad tear and had a lot of aftercare to do. I was wondering whether it might help if I just had everything off just in case I tear again?



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 09:40 AM   2
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I've never waxed before having my kids, but I'd worry about the itching when the new hair does start to come back in, if there is lots of after care when that happens it might be extra miserable. Just a thought!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 12:25 PM   3
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Good point!! May just skip that then 😂



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 12:31 PM   4
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Crop it all down to a couple of mm that should do the trick!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 14:31 PM   5
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With my first I had it all waxed off, it didn’t itch at all and was worth it for me.
With my second I had it booked but went into labour the day before lol. I hated having it all there. I had a third degree tear. It was especially annoying with all the dried blood sticking the hair together because I couldn’t wash it down. I was numb from the legs down and a catheter had to be put in to stitch up my tear for 48 hrs after birth.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 15:19 PM   6
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I think I did a botched shave at 38 weeks with my first, nothing with my second... 😳 I had an episiotomy then a small first degree tear, no issues with the cut, stitches or healing/aftercare.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 03:54 AM   7
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No, definitely not. There is some evidence from back in the day (when shaving before birth was standard hospital procedure) that shaving increased the risk of infection, basically by introducing bacteria and also interfering with the moisture control that pubic hair affords (there's a reason we have it). Women who were shaved before birth were more likely to have uterine infections and other related complications. Now obviously, this is shaving right before birth. It probably matters less if it's a couple weeks before. Though, if it's a couple weeks before, it probably doesn't matter anyway as you will want it to be closer than that. But no, personally I wouldn't. It won't prevent you tearing or anything like that, but it might make everything more irritable or prone to infection. Midwives and doctors have seen it all, so aren't going to be bothered by a bit of pubic hair.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 06:27 AM   8
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I have never delivered vaginally, but have had two c sections and will be have section 3 in a few weeks. With my first I shaved like a week before I knew I was going in and withbsecond I shaved morning if mybsection and they wish I didn’t and did not recommend doing that. It increases risk of infection and some other stuff. Just trim.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 08:25 AM   9
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I just had a c section and they said I could either shave the morning of surgery or they would shave me when I was in theatre. If waxing I was told to make sure it is done a day or 2 before rather than a week as they donít want any ingrown hairs x



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 09:46 AM   10
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I didn't with my first...thought I did a good job shaving but the nurses told me otherwise! Haha...I remember being uncomfortable last time with the stitches and stuff. I'm going to try sugaring this time. Booked for Saturday.



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