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dealing with bikini line at 32 weeks pregnant!

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Maddy06 Sun 19-Jul-09 08:14:14

can anyone else tell me how they tackle their bikini line, when I can barely reach mine under my massive (32 weeks) bump?? sometimes tempted just to let it all go, but then I'd also like to feel like a vaguely attractive woman too!! And I'm sure hubbie would prefer i tackled it too!

largeginandtonic Sun 19-Jul-09 08:15:53

Dh is the only way. Horrific i know but it will ease him gently in to the horror that is childbirth in a few weeks grin

rubyslippers Sun 19-Jul-09 08:16:56

get it done by a beautician or DH

alternatively you can work on the basis that if you can't see it then it is not a problem grin

crumpette Sun 19-Jul-09 15:16:26

when I had dd I was in labour in the bathroom off the delivery room desperately trying to de-fuzz, having left it for sooo long!!! I was totally pre-occupied with people noticing unkempt bikini line that I forgot about my contractions for while, and wouldn't come out til I had finished!

I don't know the answer, I'd say maybe get it waxed professionally if you can brave that?

I wouldnt trust DH with mine!!! Also, I have read that hair removal creams, etc, which tend to be easier with a massive bump in the way, are pretty toxic and nasty so shouldn't be used when pregnant.

niamh29 Sun 19-Jul-09 21:12:50

Is it ok to use hair removal creams on your legs, find it easier towards the end cause I can't reach my legs all that well any more, used it last time with no problems but hadn't heard anything against it!

5inthebed Sun 19-Jul-09 21:20:06

I had a nightmare trying to do mine. I'm surprised I didn't have circus soleil knocking on my front door after the contorsionist act I performed in the bath each time I tried doing it.

I recommend a series of hoists and props.

Failing that, try lying down on your bed with a towel under your bum. Get one of those electric bikini line trimmers (£20is from Boots) and do the best you can.

itsalwaysthequietones Sun 19-Jul-09 22:22:25

I went down the waxing route with last pregnancy - not sure DD liked it too much though, I could see her kicking and wriggling around when the warm wax was spread on my lower belly. Had the last session at about 39 weeks but she was 2 weeks late so I was pretty fuzzy down there anyway by delivery time.

bevlin Mon 20-Jul-09 14:08:10

It's a dilema indeed. Ive found this time (2nd time) my bikini line has taken on new territory and has quadruppled in fuzz. I can't decide if having a baby has done this or taking my DS swimming every week has resulted in me quickly shaving when I used to get waxed. Being vain, I refuse to go to a beautician and reveil my new thunderous thighs to a complete stranger. My trick is to sit on a towel with a mirror thus avoiding over stretching to see. Failing that, I need to find a really fat beatician - ha!

bevlin Mon 20-Jul-09 14:10:16

Oh should have checked the typing mistakes before postingblush

BexJ78 Mon 20-Jul-09 14:54:02

definitely take the beautician route. they have seen it all before and i think one person seeing you in all your glory is definitely better than a room full of people. i asked my beautician what the situation is with waxing and she said that they can definitely carry on right up to the birth and that some women who are having an elective CS actually go in for waxing in advance rather than have the lovely shaving action on the day!

traceybath Mon 20-Jul-09 14:59:46

Well i'm 38w2d and just stood in shower with mirror and got to work smile. I shaved and trimmed and it was pretty easy to be honest.

suwoo Mon 20-Jul-09 15:18:25

I'm tackling mine again tonight before section in 10 days. I have a massive bump so it is very difficult, but strategically placed mirrors are the way forward.

YanknCock Mon 20-Jul-09 15:24:29

Waxing by a professional. I last had it done at 32 weeks, and am scheduled for an appointment for 37 weeks, but might have to skip it because my SPD and general hippo-ness made it really hard to get on the little table and move around last time. Will probably just had DH the bikini trimmer and tell him to straighten it up as best he can.....ahhh romance....

bubblesincambridge Thu 23-Jul-09 15:50:17

Teach your hubbie how to do it. I do fairly extreme waxing down there myself and my man has already had a go once. Its up to him once I can no longer see my pubes!

makipuppy Thu 23-Jul-09 17:06:29

I'm still using my body shop sugaring kit (I'm evangelical about its wonders) but now, at 35 weeks, when attending to the, er, undercarriage, I spread the hot stuff on the strip first then roll onto my back and start blindly placing and stripping. I'm very practiced at doing it though (on what I would call a bikini area rather than line...)

Although it works like wax, it's just sugar, so if you get it everywhere you can just flannel it off.

Lock the bathroom door though blush

Chrysanthamum Sat 25-Jul-09 23:14:59

I did mine today with immac cream and a mirror as baby's head is engaged now! No mean feat at 36.5 weeks. So i hope i'm not too overdue now. I dont fancy doing that again ha ha! i thought about asking dh but i just feel so unglam right now that i'd be too selfconscious!

brettgirl2 Sun 26-Jul-09 09:41:51

I think you're all insane, it's difficult enough tying shoe laces. The expression 'out of sight out of mind' comes to me......

Littledawley Sun 26-Jul-09 09:47:06

I always used Veet when pregnant - no bother at all. If you can reach to wipe your bum then you can apply cream grin

detoxdiva Sun 26-Jul-09 09:52:19

I get mine done by a beautician every 6 weeks and have continued to do so throughout my pg's.

olivo Sun 26-Jul-09 10:25:54

this thread prompted me to try and have a go....no chance!grin

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 26-Jul-09 10:53:01

I've given up blush blush

I just cannot bear the thought of asking DH to do it.

SpawnChorus Sun 26-Jul-09 11:09:25

I've decided to let mine grow having nearly fallen over in the shower on more than one occasion. Also, I can't help but think think that a more "natural" environment is better after a tear/episiotomy. Don't like the idea of short regrowth around a wound. Can't for the life of me remember what I did the last two times though hmm

MadameCastafiore Sun 26-Jul-09 11:12:00

DH did mine. He actually quite liked it! hmm

loganberry12 Sun 26-Jul-09 15:02:59

im 35 weeks pregnant now but lucky enough to have a 19 year old daughter who is a beautian she is doing a bikini wax and a pedicure for me tomorrow, i might get her to give me a facial as well, bliss

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