I'm booked in for an ELCS on Tuesday morning & just back from my last midwife appointment in which she has told me no shaving or waxing now. Aaah, can't believe it. I've been holding off to have this done as close as I can & now she's telling me no. Something to do with the Iskenderun of infection. I'm booked into get waxed tomorrow morning. Should I go ahead with it??
That's funny, my section is next Wednesday and also fresh back from my last MW appt - she told me to go ahead and do the pubic hair removal myself if I wanted! I'm having my regular Brazilian wax on Saturday.
I cannot believe the differing advice given to mums in pregnancy. At my pre-op (the day before) I was told to shave at least an inch below bikini line or they would do it for me. I bought a new razor so that I knew it was clean. I had no infection afterwards.
Yikes, no one told me anything about this, whether to shave or not!! I got some veet (having twins so bump is so big I can see a thing down there, don't want to risk a razor!) just to tidy up a bit down there, think I'll just leave the rest of it to them, out of sight out of mind lol!
Clipping is better than shaving for infection prevention immediately prior to the op but I would imagine that waxing with a decent period in between to heal would be best of all? Good luck with your birth OP