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Do they shave your pubic area before the birth?

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LJK Thu 22-Feb-07 11:22:17

Just had horrible thought - when you arrive at the hospital in labour, do they shave all your pubic hair off or am I just imagining I read this somewhere???

FiachraFrogakaDave Thu 22-Feb-07 11:23:01

certainly not if you're having it vaginally....

compo Thu 22-Feb-07 11:23:13

No, that was in the olden days!!
They will shave the top bit for a c-section so it's recommended to do it first yoyurself just in case

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 22-Feb-07 11:23:17

They used to, aboaut 30 years ago. Not now though.

Not unless they needed to hack through with a machete just to get to the baby....

airy Thu 22-Feb-07 11:23:37

Umm well it certainly didn't happen to me, I'd have thought it very strange if they had!

itsmeNDaveP Thu 22-Feb-07 11:23:58

Errrr, no

serenity Thu 22-Feb-07 11:24:07

No, not anymore - not even for a CS as far as I know, although I think they might trim the top a bit for that. No enemas anymore either.

Nemo2007 Thu 22-Feb-07 11:24:35

errr never had that happen here, although I do always make sure it is tidy before I go in...lol

sazjaz Thu 22-Feb-07 11:24:40

id like to have seen them try

WigWamBam Thu 22-Feb-07 11:24:51

They used to, years ago ... they don't any more. I had an emergency section and they shaved a little bit off where they made the incision, but that was it.

sazjaz Thu 22-Feb-07 11:25:59

mind u i give birth in under 10 minits so they wouldnt have had time

LJK Thu 22-Feb-07 12:00:09

Thanks everybody - didnt mean to sound mad but thought I'd heard it somewhere (probably an old relative!!). Am sooo relieved it's not true coz having major probs trying to shave bikini line coz can't see wot I'm doing - reckon I just won't bother anymore till stomach dissapears!!??!!

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