Shaving before c section

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  1. Mammy24boys

    Mammy24boys New Member

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    Ladies help me out

    I had a c section 3 years ago and I completely shaved everything off the day before wasn't given any instructions but I wanted too no issues all fine.

    I'm booked in for a c section on the 28th dec and I've just read the booklet and it says no shaving a week before down there..... I really don't feel comfortable not shaving before hand I completely get it's to reduce the risk of infection but I really want too..... surely they can't cancel my c section if I do?? Surely they won't tell me off for it if I do?? I'm dreading the c section as it is without feeling all uncomfortable down there because I haven't shaved.

    What did you all do?

    Thanks
     
  2. madtowngirl

    madtowngirl Finally a mom

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    Mine was an emergency, and I am relatively sure I shaved within the week prior. I doubt they'll tell you off or cancel the section, but I wouldn't shave if they've specified not to. Could you just do a bit of grooming with scissors so you don't risk an accidental skin cut?
     
  3. jsquared

    jsquared Well-Known Member

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    I say follow the instructions. The nurse will shave you before surgery.
     
  4. Teri7489

    Teri7489 Proud mummy

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    They shave the bits they need to to ensure you don't get an infection (which is very uncomfortable in a section wound)

    Could you get waxed a few weeks before by a professional or use hair removal cream?
     
  5. Xxenssial

    Xxenssial Mum

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    I am about to go for my third section later this year and will be getting it all waxed so that I don’t have any issues healing with hair regrow and my scar. But the nurses do normally shave you if you haven’t done before hand.
     
  6. babyvaughan

    babyvaughan <a href="http://lilypie.c

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    I shaved the night before! They never said anything about it! Do what you feel most comfortable with! I think its just to prevent risk of injections since you can get little cuts when shaving!
     
  7. crazycatlady5

    crazycatlady5 Well-Known Member

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    The nurses will shave you. But shave whatever you want, lots of people have c sections with no notice so they haven’t followed those rules. But just know the nurses will come in and touch it up anyway.
     
  8. LoneWanderer

    LoneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    Mine used blunt clippers and it took several attempts. I swear she yanked out more hair than she cut. And still left bits that my dressing stuck to anyway.

    I'd defs do it myself next time
     

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