Until my first gynaecologic check-up, I had no idea how many people it would actually be. That day, as the doctor and nurses peered, I felt conscious and uh, bushy. For someone who was very particular about getting a regular bikini wax done, I had let it slip. Well, blame it on nausea, deep sleep and all the other side effects of early pregnancy. But somehow it mattered to me.
Midwives Get Real About Labor Pooping & Grooming -- & the Honesty Is Refreshing
Q&A: How Do I Prepare "Down There"? | Parents
Once upon a time, hospitals shaved pregnant women before delivery. Here's why. By Erin Silver January 16, When my friends and I were pregnant and approaching our due dates , I remember our hushed conversations over coffee. None of us knew then that shaving before labour is actually a no-no. Recent research shows that it can increase the risk of infection for women who end up needing C-sections —and the last thing anyone needs after having a baby is a preventable infection.
Q&A: How Do I Prepare "Down There"?
How you groom your pubes is one of your most personal choices. Only you, and some privileged individuals, will know how you prefer to keep your pubic hair — except for in the birthing room. With everything on display, some women are opting to go all out and get waxed because they feel more comfortable and cleaner that way. Although there are no comprehensive numbers published, one hospital says that about 75 percent of women manage their pubic hair via waxing or shaving. But a recent review of medical studies on pubic shaving and birth found no evidence that shaving your pubic hair makes you cleaner or less likely to get an infection during birth.
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