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AIBU to consider having a Brazilian before giving birth?

(211 Posts)
ScaredOfEverything Tue 16-Dec-08 13:07:40

Im 37 weeks. My ladygarden is a mess. I cant even see it anymore. So, am I? grin

mindalina Tue 16-Dec-08 13:09:29

Not unreasonable necessarily, a raving lunatic possibly grin But then I am not one for hot wax on sensitive parts anyway!

mumblechum Tue 16-Dec-08 13:09:53

Couldn't you just give it a tidy round the edges?

Why do you need to see your lady garden? And by the way, it may no longer be visible due to the simple fact that YOU HAVE A BLEEDING MASSIVE SPACE HOPPER BELLY IN THE WAY


MerryMadMarg Tue 16-Dec-08 13:10:10

What if you get itchy regrowth? Are you really going to what to deal with that AFTER you give birth?!!!

Pruners Tue 16-Dec-08 13:11:13

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ScaredOfEverything Tue 16-Dec-08 13:11:18

good point, did not think about the regrowth. Maybe some light trimming, but given lack of visibility could be dangerous!

nickytinseltimes Tue 16-Dec-08 13:11:24

Get over yourself woman.
Another person will be passing through a hole in your nether regions soon.
The hairiness or otherwise of the area is irrelevant.

WhenFRUITYgotstuckupthechimney Tue 16-Dec-08 13:11:50

I would if I had the guts to, I'd maybe get the sides waxed.
I got my bikini and thighs done last time around and used a trimmer, a mirror and some very interesting positions to trim away the excess grin I'm sure if you try, you could get down there and have a go yourself.
If not then go for it!

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turtledove23 Tue 16-Dec-08 13:15:10

No, YANBU. But please remember that you have soooo much more blood in your body and it will bleed and bruise like you won't believe. (wasn't me, but friend did it and rang me in panic thinking ahe'd really injured herself. Yuck)

Olifin Tue 16-Dec-08 13:16:32

Apparently waxing hurts more in pregnancy.

I'm with the majority here: you won't care what it looks like when you're giving birth (and nor will the midwife). Everything about birth is pretty undignified. You might even poo while you're pushing. You honestly won't care.

morningpaper Tue 16-Dec-08 13:17:17

I used a razor and lots of mirrors, and a lock on the bathroom door

job done

expatinscotland Tue 16-Dec-08 13:17:41

I give myself one. Have been doing for years.

Did it right at 40 weeks, too.

I wouldn't recommend if it you're not used to Brazilians.

Instead I'd get a lady shaver and have a tidy up.

Stand over a mirror.

MadameOvary Tue 16-Dec-08 13:18:39

(That's your nether regions speaking)
Give it a wee trim instead.

CuppaTeaJanice Tue 16-Dec-08 13:18:52



CatIsSleepy Tue 16-Dec-08 13:20:52

well if you can't see it, why do you need a brazilian anyway?

why do people worry so much about their pubes when they're about to give birth anyway? believe me, an overly luxuriant ladygarden will probably be the least of your worries grin

loobeylou Tue 16-Dec-08 13:21:00

OLIFIN - are you the midwife that delivered DD1 ?

OP - forget the brazilian, give yourself an enema instead, a bit of wild hair is nothing to worry over, honestly!

Mamazontopofsanta Tue 16-Dec-08 13:21:09

get a razor, get a Dh and make sure he knows what will happen if his hand slips.

tell him its his own fault for knocking youup and this is his payback.

jingleMAMADIVAsbells Tue 16-Dec-08 13:21:35

YANBU but off your head! I am not brave enough for the wax I have to say pregnant or not. grin

Although when I went into labour after about 4 hours I decided to go for a shower and shave my legs, lady bits and under arms.

What can I say it passed the time, and when I went into hospital I was very pleased I had done it otherwise MW wouldve been shaving me with the dry BIC, ouch! Because I ended up getting an ECS But heyho we are all fine so grin

expatinscotland Tue 16-Dec-08 13:22:04

I just don't like being really hairy.

Also, it's much nicer afterwards when it's not full of hair down there, IYKWIM.

CatIsSleepy Tue 16-Dec-08 13:22:21

and you might be grateful for the pubes to cover everything up afterwards too....

loobeylou Tue 16-Dec-08 13:23:03

OLIFIN - I did care, I kept moaning "I want to go home" (I know, off my head on gas and air) - the midwife just carried on and said of course you do, now PUSH!!

aGalChangedHerName Tue 16-Dec-08 13:23:18

A beautician said it isn't reccomended to wax during pregnancy. Can't remember why not blush

expatinscotland Tue 16-Dec-08 13:24:19

it's not something i'd start doing in pregnancy.

but if you've been doing it for years you're not as sensitive and have killed off more than a few follicles and nerve endings wink.

ScaredOfEverything Tue 16-Dec-08 13:25:55

I know I am being vain and that when push comes to shove (ahem) I wont care....

...but I just feel so bleughhh! I think the mirror and razor may be the way to go, but I figured that could well itch more afterwards!

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