Bit of a dilemma. I’ve always been a wuss when it comes to bikini waxing and generally only go to get it done before holidays - which is also the only time I normally go swimming.
However I’ve read that swimming is great gentle exercise for pregnancy and so want to start going once or twice a week.
The issue is that I’m currently pretty “overgrown” (which is obvious in a swimsuit...) but have heard that bikini waxes are even more painful when pregnant. Is that true?? Is it really awful? I guess any pain will be much less than the pain of childbirth but am currently only 21 weeks so trying not to think about that too much at the moment haha!
I had one yesterday at 38 weeks. It was only more painful over my existing c section scar which is quite tender at the moment because of the position of the baby. Other than that it was no more painful than pre pregnancy. I always have a Lycon wax which is much less painful than a normal wax anyway.
I’ve been getting them throughout and there’s less pain now because the hair has become lighter. So hard to say as a one off but if you’re very hairy it will hurt more - amount of hair is amount of pain basically!
Struggle to buy swimsuits as it is (massive boobs - grown even bigger in pregnancy 😳) so new one with legs/skirt not an option and I don’t get on very well with Veet (leaves me with red bumpy skin).
It is just the sides I want doing (purely to avoid swimming pool embarrassment rather than trying to look nice for hubby 😂) so maybe I should just grit my teeth and do it on the basis that it’ll only be a few minutes and then over with!? I’ve had a wax a couple of days before period due before so hoping it’s only about as bad as that...
Or just buy a beard trimmer or get into the sides with a razor? Get your DH to do it if you're struggling to see/reach. It is more painful for a lot of people in pregnancy so if you already hated it, why go there?
I got mine down when very very overgrown 4 weeks ago (28weeks then). It wasn't any more painful than usual. I went back this week at 32 weeks and there had been a lot less growth than usual and hardly felt it!
I've always been too shy to get a bikini wax . I wouldn't mind the pain but I wouldn't be sure what to do when I got there shaving is really difficult when pregnant, especially later on - I end up looking like I've taken an axe to myself!
It's agony, absolute agony - but worth it. I had the full works before my births and it is really convenient afterwards as there is a lot of blood for a few weeks after you give birth! Also if you need an episiotomy it will mean they don't have to shave you. As well as meaning you can relax before swimming etc. Getting the sides alone done is painful but doesn't hurt anywhere near as much. Try and look for a salon that offers 'lycon' waxes instead of strips, as they hurt less.
I did it for vanity though! And treated myself to a gel pedicure at the same time to balance out the horribleness.