Skip Nav
Beauty Influencer Gift Guide
Urban Decay's Wende Zomnir Chooses 10 Beauty Gifts You Absolutely Need in Your Life
Beauty News
This Too Faced News Will Have You Anxiously Awaiting 2018
Beauty News
Thanks to Too Faced, Your Eyebrows Can Now Smell Like Chocolate Brownies

Expectant Mamas Can Get Waxed, Too

If I were carrying a baby Bella inside me, I'd like to think that I'd have some pressing issues on my mind: Lamaze classes, proper nutrition, getting the nursery ready, that sort of thing. Pubic grooming doesn't make the list. (It's not like I'd be able to see anything below my bump, anyway.) But if you want to test your pain threshold before the birth, you could always go in for a bikini wax. Completely Bare spas have introduced a prenatal wax for pregnant women.

Developed with the help of a physician and esthetician, the service aims to make hair removal more comfortable for the bun-in-the-oven set. Since pregnant women frequently have sensitive skin and reduced maneuverability, the treatment incorporates special pillows, different positions, and a nipple cream to soothe freshly waxed skin. For women who love to be bare, it's a smart idea. But I have a feeling that if I were incubating Bella Jr., I'd probably rather splurge on a nice foot massage than deforestation.

Source: Flickr User daquellamanera

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
dootsie dootsie 7 years
That doesn't sound safe! You have serious swelling down there in later pregnancy. It seems like torn skin would be more likely!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
Well pregnant women do still want to feel sexy, and have sex... So no, I don't have an issue with waxing. I cannot believe so many do. If your 9 months pregnant, that's one thing.. but not shaving for 9 months would drive me crazy.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Owwieeee...I know what my hormones do to me and my pain threshold during Aunt Flo's visit, I can't imagine the unadulterated ow I'd be feeling if I got waxed pregga. If you're worried about being Mama Bush, just invest in a "Beard and Mustache" trimmer. You can take it down to near-nothing, and *shock horror!* It's pain free! Personally, if I were to miraculously end up in the Family Way (which, of course, is a medical yeah right for me), if I was spending money on ANY spa service, it would be a FOOT MASSAGE. You get anywhere NEAR me with hair removal products, you're SUICIDAL.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Owwieeee...I know what my hormones do to me and my pain threshold during Aunt Flo's visit, I can't imagine the unadulterated ow I'd be feeling if I got waxed pregga.If you're worried about being Mama Bush, just invest in a "Beard and Mustache" trimmer. You can take it down to near-nothing, and *shock horror!* It's pain free! Personally, if I were to miraculously end up in the Family Way (which, of course, is a medical yeah right for me), if I was spending money on ANY spa service, it would be a FOOT MASSAGE. You get anywhere NEAR me with hair removal products, you're SUICIDAL.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not an expectant Mom (and most likely, never will be one), but I think I would still maintain myself down there. I consider that area personal grooming, like removing hair from underarms, shaving legs, regular haircuts, etc. For the record, personally, I do still look like a woman down there (it's just waxed, and neatly trimmed). For me, pregnancy wouldn't preclude personal grooming habits. That would make no sense to me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not an expectant Mom (and most likely, never will be one), but I think I would still maintain myself down there. I consider that area personal grooming, like removing hair from underarms, shaving legs, regular haircuts, etc. For the record, personally, I do still look like a woman down there (it's just waxed, and neatly trimmed).For me, pregnancy wouldn't preclude personal grooming habits. That would make no sense to me.
ahles ahles 7 years
10 years ago only strippers made themselves look like pre-pubescent girls, and now expecting mothers worry about this?!
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
wow. just wow. i agree with yogaforlife- if its that much of an issue and the guy is still around make him do it!
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
wow. just wow. i agree with yogaforlife- if its that much of an issue and the guy is still around make him do it!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I don't think I could do this although a friend of mine didn't do any grooming down there and she was mortified after she gave birth that everyone who was present or saw the birthing video saw her down there like that. If I get pregnant, I think I'll just let my husband keep me trimmed and he can shave my legs and bikini area. Sometimes he asks to do it anyways, so maybe I'll let him so he is well practiced!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I don't think I could do this although a friend of mine didn't do any grooming down there and she was mortified after she gave birth that everyone who was present or saw the birthing video saw her down there like that.If I get pregnant, I think I'll just let my husband keep me trimmed and he can shave my legs and bikini area. Sometimes he asks to do it anyways, so maybe I'll let him so he is well practiced!
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I also kept my bikini area maintained (no waxing - but that's just not my thing normally either). I also shaved my legs. Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you have to be a hairy beast. If it makes people happy why not.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I kept my bikini area maintained during pregnancy, but I didn't get a wax. Like the article says, your skin is so much more sensitive during that time, and I'd rather leave dealing with pain until labor rolls around. I don't think it's EXTREMELY ridiculous, but I would rather have a nice prenatal massage or something a little bit more enjoyable.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I know some women who insist on having Brazilians before the delivery. If that floats their boat, this is probably a good service. But like I said, pubes would be the last thing on my mind if I were pregnant. To each her own, I guess. Hope your pregnancy is going well, masonsmama!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I know some women who insist on having Brazilians before the delivery. If that floats their boat, this is probably a good service. But like I said, pubes would be the last thing on my mind if I were pregnant. To each her own, I guess. Hope your pregnancy is going well, masonsmama!
masonsmama masonsmama 7 years
I'm 7 mths pregnant and frankly could not possibly care less at the moment about the state of my bikini line, but I'm kind of shocked at how many people on my pregnancy msg board think it's extremely important to maintain yourself while expecting. There is NO way I'd subject myself to waxing at this stage, nor would I be embarassed to have "let myself go" when I'm delivering!
Rigor-Mortis Rigor-Mortis 7 years
This sh*t is beyond pathetic. ITA, Vsugar. It takes superficiality and misogyny to a whole new level...
Vsugar Vsugar 7 years
WHY?!?!?!?WHY?!?!?! WHY would you do this???? I'm sorry, but I wouldn't particularly want to be dealing with healing from childbirth AND itchy, growing in or in-grown hairs in the same place at the same time. This is absolutely the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. More ridiculous than the baby pole dancing doll. More ridiculous than the 2000 presidential election (ok, maybe not). EXTREMELY ridiculous.
Beauty Advice For 25-Year-Olds
Ultimate Guide to Lasers
How to Use a Razor | Shaving Tips
Poem About Body Hair | 2016
Woman Face Shaving | Video
Adele's Pregnancy Beard
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? | Video

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds