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A question about.......ahem........'down below'

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bubble99 Fri 28-Jan-05 23:02:03

Sorry in advance for TMI, but I've tried to post this at a time when, nocturnal heartburn being what it is, most of you probably won't be eating.
Why do all of the pregnancy books fail to mention the fact that after a certain point the 'downstairs department' becomes out of sight if not in possession of a full set of mirrors.
Having never experienced the joys of waxing ( the closest I've got to a brazilian was a nut at Christmas) I've spent the last half hour waddling around covered in Immac - and believe me - the fact that it ended up on target was more by luck than judgement.
So, how have the rest of you managed? Or have you all gone 'au naturel' until after delivery.
Is waxing advisable in late pregnancy or should I just have got my act together sooner?
Next stop, my Hobbit-like feet
Do you think this is one for the home page?

CarrieG Fri 28-Jan-05 23:03:19

Dh & his beard-strimmer

munnzieb Fri 28-Jan-05 23:03:29

not that i've done this (waxing or my idea) but how about DH/DP doing it for you? (is it something they would be willing to partake in?)

misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 23:04:18

i am 'au naturel'

i considered taking my dd2 swimming this week, bur decided that my bush was probably a state and there was no way i could see there to tidy it up. and dh wasnt about so i couldnt ask him, and tbh he'd probably run a mile if i asked him lol.

feet?? i havent seen them in years luv.

Fimbo Fri 28-Jan-05 23:04:43

I just let it all hang out iyswim . Get you with the immac though!!

jessicasmummy Fri 28-Jan-05 23:05:35

i get dh to do it and it always leads to you know what!!!

misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 23:05:45

carrie, i love the way you called it a strimmer and not a trimmer

CelluliteQueen Fri 28-Jan-05 23:06:41

I waxed and still do and thank god I can see my feet again .

Fimbo Fri 28-Jan-05 23:06:58

Dh used to wash my feet when I had a shower as I couldn't bend over and I was also scared incase I slipped over, he had to help me out as well.

jamiesam Fri 28-Jan-05 23:09:07

Amusing thread with title like 'Did you tidy up your garden before the birth' recently. As I was a confirmed non-gardener, thought, blimey, I didn't even really clean the house.

CarrieG Fri 28-Jan-05 23:09:14

misdee...he's not allowed a beard anyway, so now that I can see past the verandah to the toyshop again it's mostly used for pruning the cat!

HelloMama Fri 28-Jan-05 23:09:56

i waxed during pregnancy and had the TV moment of the beautician saying, 'do you think its alright?' and me replying, 'i dunno, i can't see it at all' and her having to get a mirror. How embarrassing. However, I missed my last waxing appointment (on my due date) as there is only so fast you can run when late and 9 months pregnant. So I had to do the home immac job. Ended up slathering the stuff everywhere and it was a real botch job. I wasn't pleased when i went into labour 4 days later and things still looked a mess. I think I actually said to the midwife, 'please don't look at my bits as its not very neat!' (I didn't care about 2 minutes later during a contraction mind you!) SO the moral of my story is... it probably really doesn't matter about the waxing, but if you want to have it done, don't arrive late to your appointment and if all else fails, get you DP to help with the immac!

bubble99 Fri 28-Jan-05 23:18:13

DH has been a bit squeamish during the late stages of this pregnancy. We're expecting twins and though before with our previous two singleton pregnancies we were doing the curry, sex thing to try and start labour, this time around we have both felt differently. It is so uncomfortable being this huge. But, yes, I'm sure he would have obliged with the Immac (Match of the day wasn't on tonight.) Maybe I can get some erotic toenail- clipping thang goin' on

berolina Fri 28-Jan-05 23:21:47

Wow... can't even be bothered to do my LEGS at the moment let alone there!
(Am only 22wks though and still have 'access'...)

bubble99 Fri 28-Jan-05 23:36:04

berolina, heed my mistake, make full use of your access now - unless you know a team of gardeners who can help out later on

Libb Sat 29-Jan-05 00:02:36

Towards the end I tended to prune but not do the weeding so to speak . . .

highlander Sat 29-Jan-05 00:09:28

haven't read the other posts, but waxing is totally safe in pregnancy.

I had a 'special' (waxers words, not mine) a couple of days before my CS. Recovering from this over the w/e was waaaay more painful than the CS recovery. I kid you not!
Was extremely pissed off that nobody in theatre noticed what a neat job it was .

Skribble Sat 29-Jan-05 00:30:22

I got Dh to "prepare" me when I went in for my planned section. I really didn't fancy being used for a training session for a nervious embarrised student nurse with a bic disposible .

Said student did look a bit disapointed when I said sorry I've already been "done" .

mummygow Sat 29-Jan-05 00:40:06

as my due date arrived my mum shaved my legs and tidied up my private area - was too scared dh would have an accident

Levanna Sat 29-Jan-05 00:46:16

My hair's so course that it's much better left or it seems to get stubbly within hours! Otherwise the LO's entrances would have been akin to attempting to dive head first through a hawthorn!

bubble99 Sat 29-Jan-05 12:37:50

Maybe a hawthorn clipped into a novelty design?
BTW just checked the damage after my Immac session last night and 'hit and miss' is an understatement.

Gobbledigook Sat 29-Jan-05 13:16:05

I did it myself for as long as I could then gave up and went natural! Who cares, bet midwives see far worse - at least I was clean!

I started the thread about tidying the garden a while back as I always wondered what others did!

PicadillyCircus Sat 29-Jan-05 13:17:50

I avioided it. Knew there was a forest down there but really couldn't be bothered to try and find it.

Post birth, I virtually had to take shears to it

sasa15 Sat 29-Jan-05 13:24:56

I went to the local beauty center and I had waxing, it was more painful then usual as I was sweating,it was really hot last August!

But I'm glad I did it....

Just feel clean and smooth for about a month!

Bozza Sat 29-Jan-05 13:33:21

I went for the CarrieG approach and got dh to sort it out.really wasn't bothered about the birth but was taking ds swimming until the day before and also easier to clean up afterwards.

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