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Waxing for Labor

Did You Wax Your Way Into Labor?

When I was 38 weeks pregnant, I made an appointment to get a bikini wax during my 40th week.

Clearly out of my mind, I actually went into labor on my waxing date.

I'm not sure if I wanted to do the maintenance for my own benefit or the medical staff, but in the end I don't think it made a difference to anyone in the delivery room.

Did you maintain your lady parts up to your due date?


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fjaril fjaril 9 years
My hubby helped me tidy up down there. The hospitals here don't routinely shave you unless you are having a c-section. It was actually a nice bonding experience for us.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
The only thing I waxed was the stripe on the lower half of my belly. I swear that with both pregnancies I started looking like chewbacca. As with the other stuff, the hubby helped keep the hedges trimmed ;-)
Mishell Mishell 9 years
I can barely reach my lady parts now and I'm only 1/2 way throught this pregnancy. There will be no waxing at the end! Anyway, I live in Europe now. These women don't even trim their eyebrows...
phatE phatE 9 years
meantheo - i don't think your brother and sister in law would have noticed a difference. usually it's not about whether or not the woman is well kept that's disturbing to people, it's the actual process of giving birth.
eeyore2454 eeyore2454 9 years
i had my fiance shave me atleats 2 times a week we called it shave day then he had a major job of shaving my legs and bikini the day before i went into be induced... you wont beleive how scary it is to have someone that close to your hoha with a razor
abqmama abqmama 9 years
I don't wax, but I did keep up the grooming, I never really get that big so it wasn't that hard for me. I don't think it is routine for hospitals to shave you anymore, I have never heard of anyone I know having been shaved when they went into labor.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I don't wax that area either, and I've never been shaved during any of my 4 labors either.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
:rotfl: Katedavis, that would be my situation if I would decide not to shave or groom. "oh, yeah!"
rgrl rgrl 9 years
I kept it up, for all the people in the delivery room, but more for me. I knew I would be too busy after baby, so I wanted to get it done before he was born.
lorioz lorioz 9 years
I'm now at 38 weeks and have just been waxed, too me itmade sense to take care of it on my terms, not the hospıtal's
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
I tried to maintain myself during pregnancy but it became really hard with the belly. After a while - this was my third pregnancy - you don't sweat the small stuff so much.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
I was not expecting to be induced 2 weeks before I was due (I thought I was just going in for a sonogram), so what little grooming I was planning on doing was quickly laid by the wayside. But, when it was determined that I was going to need a c-section and I was wheeled into the OR I heard one nurse/doctor say to another, "Does she need to be shaved?" and the other said, "Oh, yeah!" I was so embarrassed!!!!!
elephantheart elephantheart 9 years
I was not concerned. I was already dealing with enough, in enough discomfort and pain, to bother with that. It's nothing they've never seen before. And for the record, I was never shaved by the hospital staff, either.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't normally do much to maintain my "lady parts" anyway, so no. But they didn't shave me either when I was in labor 8 years ago with my oldest. With the c-sections they just shave the top near where they're going to do the incisions. I didn't even care if my legs were clean-shaved, to be honest. I mean, labor nurses and OBs watch women crap on the table every day, I didn't really think the groomed status of my legs and pubic area was going to matter much.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
i went to great lengths to keep tidy down there. I was on bed rest so my waxer made a house call for me the day I stopped taking the medication to control my contractions. My brother and sister-in-law were in the delivery room (they opted to watch from above not below) but I still didn't want anyone to have to go what I went through watching those birthing videos with the au natural women.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
No..... Normally I don't wax that area .My labor was induced 2 weeks before my due date so i had enough time to take care of that before i went into the hospital.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I didn't think they shave you that often at the hospital anymore (at least from what I've heard from friends and I know my hospital doesn't--it's an old-fashioned notion since they realized there is no benefit). Anyhow, I did my best to shave and trim earlier that day, when I suspected something was up. I was honestly more concerned about having hairy legs since people would be seeing those during my whole stay.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
absolutely!! wasn't letting some granola midwife do the job herself with a pink bic razor!! I was always a waxer then saw the razors and women who do it on the hospital tour--nearly blacked out with fear!!!! Waxing was less traumatic LOL!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I don't wax and couldn't reach the Netherlands to do any maintenance so I went au naturale. They shave you at the hospital anyway.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I don't wax there but I was trimming the hedges as much as I could with my big belly :P
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