To think the midwife will not give two hoots about my bikini line?

(338 Posts)
IneedAsockamnesty Fri 18-Oct-13 22:02:37

I'm going into hospital in just over a week to be induced, I can not see my bikini line and am disinclined to brandish a razor and any sharp bladed object near something I cannot see.

So will the midwife even notice let alone care?

ThePinkOcelot Fri 18-Oct-13 22:04:27

Of course she won't!
FWIW, I balanced a mirror on the loo seat and gave myself a haircut.

BrokenSunglasses Fri 18-Oct-13 22:05:08

She might notice but she won't care. I'd imagine she would be more surprised to see a perfectly trimmed bikini line by the time someone was ready to be induced!

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Fri 18-Oct-13 22:05:21

No. No one cares. And it isn't true that they shave you when you go into labour. I learnt that the hard way, cheers mum

AndHarry Fri 18-Oct-13 22:06:46

YANBU. I gave myself a trim just before having DD last year. I took a little chunk out of my labia with the scissors sad

Then she was overdue by 2 weeks so I went to get waxed and had to be rolled off the therapist's couch blush

Moral is: Go natural.

Trills Fri 18-Oct-13 22:06:55

I've wondered about this.

Surely people don't think that any medical professionals will care.

So are they shaving or waxing just in case they have a tear, so there isn't hair near the wound?

That's the only logical thing that I can think of.

SPBisResisting Fri 18-Oct-13 22:07:08

Hang on...youre pregnant?!

emsyj Fri 18-Oct-13 22:07:16

No, she won't notice or care.

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Fri 18-Oct-13 22:07:48

Midwife won't care. Go to the hairdresser's instead (if you can stand the hairwashing).

Mydelilah Fri 18-Oct-13 22:09:24

They won't care. I got my bikini line waxed when I was in early stages of labour (I did not know this at the time!). It was a very very very bad idea indeed, trust me if you are close to delivery you do not want to go there....

QueFonda Fri 18-Oct-13 22:09:38

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ByTheWishingWell Fri 18-Oct-13 22:10:00

Don't do it! I had this dilemma.

I decided to get a wax instead, but got told not to do that so late in the pregnancy. I then decided the smartest solution was to use hair removal cream. Which resulted in chemical burns and a pretty much unchanged bikini line.

The midwife sees it all every day, she won't even notice (although they do notice angry red burns blush.

atomicyoghurt Fri 18-Oct-13 22:11:17

She won't care and nor will you once you a tree in the moment!

AndHarry Fri 18-Oct-13 22:12:35

Do wash though.

AndHarry Fri 18-Oct-13 22:13:09

And don't give birth up a tree.

ceeveebee Fri 18-Oct-13 22:14:53

If you had to have a c section they will shave you if you haven't done it yourself, but otherwise there's no need

Snatchoo Fri 18-Oct-13 22:15:20

Nah, she won't care.

I shit practically in my midwife's face and she was completely unfazed. I expect some errant hair (which she had to deal with while stitching me up) was a walk in the park after that!

Mrspebble Fri 18-Oct-13 22:18:06

They won't give a damn .. I couldn't see down there.. Ended up having an emergency section.. In the midst of all the hullabaloo I heard the electric razor down there ... Saved me the job... Joke!!!

Chattymummyhere Fri 18-Oct-13 22:18:14

They don't care to your face but they do sometimes have a good giggle behind the door...

I shaved the morning in labour with my first and had shaved the day before labour with my second who was past due date..

Go in how ever you feel happy with that's all that matters

zzzzz Fri 18-Oct-13 22:19:08

I sincerely doubt someone worried about their bikini line topiary needs reminding to wash!

Don't bother, it won't make the slightest difference to the midwife or anyone else.

Yonididnaedaethat Fri 18-Oct-13 22:19:31

When I was having stitches with my 2nd DC the midwife said "it's hard to see with all the hair" shockshock I was mortified!! so I made sure I was tidy for the next time.....and typical I didn't need stitches! 10 years on I still remember that comment like it was yesterday lol

zzzzz Fri 18-Oct-13 22:21:15

Why would anyone giggle because OP hadn't done her bikini line? confused.

What bizarre world do you live in where that would be something to giggle about?

xpatmama Fri 18-Oct-13 22:21:29

I think they don't care. However if you need to be stitched up I understand it's quite helpful if the area us shaved :-)

VivaLeThrustBadger Fri 18-Oct-13 22:21:31

I can promise as a midwife I wouldn't even notice. I certainly wouldn't comment or giggle about it behind your back and have never heard anyone else do so.

Sometimes ladies apologise to me for stubbly legs and I always say that mine are worse. Sad thing is its normally true! grin

ThoRAVENomiki Fri 18-Oct-13 22:22:36

A lot of people don't shave ever, let alone during pregnancy or labour so I'd be surprised if natural hair growth would cause medical professionals to ''have a giggle". Don't worry about it OP they won't care smile

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