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

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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?

Bunbaker Mon 21-Oct-13 22:41:00

Yes, I find it disturbing as well.

Lj8893 Mon 21-Oct-13 22:46:47

If my dp said that "he wouldn't go anywhere near me" I would be finding someone that would instead grin

JenaiMorris Mon 21-Oct-13 22:53:36

I'd be washing my muff with Alpecin and finishing it off with a Babylis Big Hair.

Geneticsbunny Mon 21-Oct-13 22:56:38

Get a vagazzle. I am seriously considering it to cheer the midwives up.

SomethingOnce Mon 21-Oct-13 23:25:30

Lol of the day #2 courtesy of Jenai.

DanglingChillis Mon 21-Oct-13 23:25:47

This is the thread that taught me what a vajazzle was. I'm in my 40s, I know nothing of this pornification of society. And funnily enough my DH still seems to be very happy to have sex with me and my hair.

MissMuesli Mon 21-Oct-13 23:29:02

I am very hairy, and didn't do a thing about it! Although, I wish I had only just because I had stitched and the hair made everything harder to clean! The midwives didn't care one bit, neither did they care when I pood as I pushed! Maybe if you have a student they may notice but sure a trained midwife couldn't care less, unless your public hair was really bizzare and plaited or something!

RaRa1988 Tue 22-Oct-13 09:42:21

No I don't. He doesn't like excessive body hair and nor do I. Given I would never allow mine to be long/bushy/natural, it would never concern me that he wouldn't like it that way. Obviously if I liked it au naturale and he had a problem with it, I'd tell him to go fuck someone else, but as we have the same preference, what's the problem?

cory Tue 22-Oct-13 11:47:02

Sorry but I am struggling to keep my pelvic muscles under control at the thought of somebody anxiously applying mascara so as to look less tired and more attractive during labour.

Rara, hate to break this to you, but even a good labour means going bright red in the face, screaming, grunting, streaming with sweat, for hours, if not days, on end.

And you will look up absolutely exhausted at the end of it: puffy in the face, smelling of sweat, smeared with blood, water and quite possibly shit, likely shaking with exhaustion and shock.

And nobody will be interested in your looks anyway: you have just given birth to a new human being - you are not going to be the centre of attention. Who will also be red and soaked and smelly- and wonderful!

Scholes34 Tue 22-Oct-13 13:40:52

You won't be wearing a bikini, so don't worry.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Tue 22-Oct-13 21:15:50

There's a difference between having a 'preference' and finding full body hair a 'repulsive concept'.

I'm 24 and the preference of all men in vaguely my age bracket over the last few years for women to be 'tidy', 'neat', 'shaved', or 'trimmed'. They generally seem to consider a 'full bush' nothing short of disgusting. This point of view doesn't bother me because I'm shaved most of it off ever since it first grew, but if I wanted to be au naturale, I'd probably feel a little awkward and lacking in confidence as a result of what these men seem to think. That probably accounts for why some women my age trim/shave, but does it really matter?

Er... yeah, it does. There is a gaping chasm between doing something because YOU prefer it and doing something because some twats men prefer it.

havatry Tue 22-Oct-13 23:24:29

Having worked in hospitals, you're pretty much blind to it all when you see it every day and have no interest in whether anybody trims their ladygarden or not.

ColderThanAWitchsTitty Wed 23-Oct-13 01:37:11

I don't shave my bits, but I did for birth because I thought it might make things easier to see blush I am quite bushy! grin tbf though I am sure the midwife would have noticed the head coming out anyway! Not sure if it makes it easier if you need to be stitched?

I wouldn't bother for vanity reasons only for after birth comfort. I seriously don't believe HCP giggle behind closed doors at pubes, surely they save that for people who accidentally "fall" over on to bottles etc?

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