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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?

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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?

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!

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.

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

Lol of the day #2 courtesy of Jenai.

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

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

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.

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

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

Yes, I find it disturbing as well.

curlew Mon 21-Oct-13 22:28:36

Don't you also think it's strange that your Dp "wouldn't go anywhere near you" if you had normal adult woman's body hair?

BIWI Mon 21-Oct-13 22:24:19

Do you not think that it's very strange that you would talk about a natural part of your body as 'repulsive'?

SomethingOnce Mon 21-Oct-13 22:21:28

A little bit of grooming isn't necessarily a bad thing, but

I find that a repulsive concept, and I know that my DP feels the same way and wouldn't want to go anywhere near me.

...repulsion? Blimey sad

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 21-Oct-13 22:20:48

What the jeff is a Hollywood?

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 21-Oct-13 22:20:19

I think providing you are making a choice for your own bikini line and nobody else's its totally up to you.

But I am very very glad that its highly unlikely anyone under 30 will be getting close enough to mine to express an opinion unless its a HCP amd there opinion is a medical one.

Sleepgrumpydopey Mon 21-Oct-13 22:17:33

I went for a holly wood wax before having my baby. It hurt so much I had the right side done and couldn't take anymore so said I'd come back the nxt day so she could wax the other half.

I never went back!

SomethingOnce Mon 21-Oct-13 22:16:39

You will be running with sweat in all probability, at which point the mascara will make you look like Alice Cooper.

Alibaba, thanks for making me laugh for the first time today grin A labouring Alice Cooper - terrifying!

RaRa1988 Mon 21-Oct-13 22:08:24

Bunbaker : I don't think it's got anything to do with the colour of your eyelashes, more the shape/curve of them than anything. I think it makes me look more awake and attractive because it curves my eyelashes and opens up my eyes.

I do agree with you that shaving/trimming or not should be personal choice, but I think you have to accept that my generation and today's teenagers are more likely to shave/trim than not. It's just the done thing; it's normal for us. For me, there's never been any other way, and I can't imagine just letting it grow wild. I find that a repulsive concept, and I know that my DP feels the same way and wouldn't want to go anywhere near me. My that's my/our choice. I'm not judging yours - just saying it's not right for me and I don't understand it because it's so far from what I know.

Bunbaker Mon 21-Oct-13 21:46:02

"I think we all look more tired without mascara"

I don't think so. I have dark eyelashes anyway. On the odd occasion I do wear it people think I am wearing false eyelashes!

Pigsmummy Mon 21-Oct-13 21:45:39

Have a tidy up, I did, with a mirror, when you are in labor your subconscious takes over and anything worrying you will come out. If you have a little trim, with aforementioned mirror/no labia snipping please then you won't worry about that.

HorryIsUpduffed Mon 21-Oct-13 21:34:57

I don't want mascara in labour. But I sure as fuck want it as soon as possible afterwards before anyone takes any photos.

WilsonFrickett Mon 21-Oct-13 21:33:47

Oh no, get a wax. I had an emergency section and they dry shaved me. Fucking itchy when it grew back - drove me insane on top of the c-section scar pains and aches plus bf hassles. it really was the straw which broke the donkey's back in my case.

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