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post #41 of 100
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Norelco Personal Groomer
About $45 at Target or other giant store. Worth EVERY cent. I can't reach all that well, but it is pretty much fool-proof. My DH has done it for me twice now. You can use a guard to leave a bit of hair, or cut it all off. I have had NO nicks or cuts or scrapes. And not one single ingrown hair or shaving bump.

I really really really like mine.
post #42 of 100
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Originally Posted by Hayes View Post
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Norelco Personal Groomer
About $45 at Target or other giant store. Worth EVERY cent. I can't reach all that well, but it is pretty much fool-proof. My DH has done it for me twice now. You can use a guard to leave a bit of hair, or cut it all off. I have had NO nicks or cuts or scrapes. And not one single ingrown hair or shaving bump.

I really really really like mine.

But since you're just shaving/trimming woudln't you need to do that like every other day to stay smooth?

Keri
post #43 of 100
I am SO not into having DH shave me! It is a completely foreign idea to me to have him foraging around down there with something sharp, especially now when it's good and swollen and sensitive.

I've just been trimming with scissors. I'm sure it looks like hell. Maybe the midwife will have a good laugh with her assistant over me.
post #44 of 100
I clean a house for a lady who is an instructor at the local Aveda Institute. I asked her about doing a Brazilian wax, and she said "Absolutely NO NO NO!" She also went on to say that any reputable cosmotoligist wouldn't wax down there during pregnancy. It's not that safe, due to the increased blood flow! Just like one of the PP's said, she was bleeding!!!! This just doesn't sound safe! I'm sure after the babe comes out, you could just trim....
post #45 of 100
It fascinates me that everyone here seems so gungho on doing this, after decades of complaints about how humiliating it was that shaving was a standard part of prep for hospital childbirth.

I realize "choice" plays a huge role in how we perceive this, but it is still a bit : to me.
post #46 of 100
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My old thread resurrected. I decided to skip the brazilian and instead used my Braun shaver (has a trimmer attachment) and a mirror and trimmed REALLY short. Worked nicely.
post #47 of 100
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Originally Posted by TwinMomWendy View Post
"Absolutely NO NO NO!" She also went on to say that any reputable cosmotoligist wouldn't wax down there during pregnancy. It's not that safe, due to the increased blood flow! Just like one of the PP's said, she was bleeding!!!! This just doesn't sound safe! I'm sure after the babe comes out, you could just trim....

I really don't get what the big deal would be. Why exactly would this be dangerous???
Yes, it hurts but I didn't bleed at all.
The only thing I would change is that DH and I had sex about an hour before my appointment. Of course I took a shower and cleaned up but I am sure that area was still tender because of the recent blood flow
So.... worst case scenerio you do bleed - it's just superficial. You could cut yourself shaving your bikini line.
I honestly see it as more sanitary because razors that are kept in shower areas can and do attract bacteria which would introduce infection.

This is something I have wanted to do for a while but knowing there will be pictures of my yoni is a motivating factor for me We are hiring a photographer friend for our labor/birth. For me it's not about impressing my MW or making her job easier which is why hospitals shaved patients and of course, there would have been an episiotomy - they shaved me with my first AND I got an episiotomy :

This is for me - well, DH too I like to keep things very short/neat down there and that just becomes impossible when there is a big belly in your way - not to mention is is not physically possible for me to reach ummm... behind when I am big pregnant.

Keri
post #48 of 100
I couldn't even imagine waxing now. i tried it several times about a year ago. i did my legs and just a bikini area , no brazilian. I had a hard enuf time being that close,it hurt so bad. I stopped because the pain didn't lessen anytime I went and I am hairy, was still just as hairy when it grew back. Also later in the evening after I had waxing done, I would feel really sick like with shakes and stuff. I will never do it again. But I would deal with pain one more time to get the Laser hair removal. It is supposed to be permanant. More exspensive but you don't have to do it every 4 weeks.

I will just trim and shave until I can't anymore. i don't care if the midwife or dh sees it bushy.
post #49 of 100
I had most of mine lasered off this year. I left some at the top, but all of the hair from the underside is gone. I love it. I feel so much cleaner and dnt have to worry about shaving. It is one of the best things i have ever done for myself.
Now i dont have to worry about doing shaving gymnastics when i am 9 months pregnant and ready to deliver!!
Now if i could only get my legs done!
post #50 of 100
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I'm not comfortable with getting DH to trim/shave for me as he can't shave his own face without getting a cut
There's a razor called the Shick Silk Effect razor which has tiny little wires wrapped around the blades. Sounds wierd! Looks wierd! BUT will shave you with little to no possible chance of cutting yourself. (I got a TINY knick on my knee the other day but have no idea how I did it!) I tell you this because my husband is wonderful but not so great at shaving and he's been helping me as I can no longer reach either! This razor works great for that, and the shave... while not AS close as a traditional razor... is pretty darned good!

Bonus: the blades are pretty cheap!
post #51 of 100
Not into pain/shaving myself...you could always give the hair a trim with scissors so it will be out of the way of the gunk. Hand mirror on the toilet seat, if you need it to see better, but since you wouldn't be grazing the skin I think the danger of cuts would be minimal.
post #52 of 100
I've always just shaved, by feel. I can't really see that well down there anyway, even though I'm thin.

But seriously..........butt strips!!! I laughed so hard when I read that.

I'm too chicken to try a wax and especially afraid of a butt strip.

I usually just trim it up a little with scissors when I'm near birth time. I'm afraid my mw would lecture me if I were clean shaven but I do need to trim to keep it cleaner.
post #53 of 100
my dh just gives me a trim with his beard trimmer. he trims it very short and it's great for a few weeks. i have had a braz... but OMFG that hurt. i don't think i could do it pregnant. (but i did love it!)
post #54 of 100
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Originally Posted by ccohenou View Post
Not into pain/shaving myself...you could always give the hair a trim with scissors so it will be out of the way of the gunk. Hand mirror on the toilet seat, if you need it to see better, but since you wouldn't be grazing the skin I think the danger of cuts would be minimal.
Using the Shick razor doesn't hurt. The blades don't touch your skin. This is a revelation for me. I used to get crazy razor burn even on my legs... no more!!! Seriously for anyone who shaves, it is cheap and worth a try! ETA... I first heard about this razor here on MDC of course!!!

Why would a midwife lecture someone for being clean shaven??? I cannot even imagine. I would think the dressing of my yoni is really my own business, isn't it???
post #55 of 100
I'm going to be doing the 70's fro. I'll feel quite exposed enough without making it worse by shaving/waxing thanks.
post #56 of 100
I'm only 5 months and it's already becoming hard but I definitely want to keep it hairfree for as long as possible, keep us updated!
post #57 of 100
I have been getting my eyebrows, legs, armpits and bikini waxed for about 2 years now. What I have found in talking to other women, is that different people have different sensitivities. For me, my armpits don't hurt at all, neither do my legs. But eyebrows and bikini??? YEOUCH! I am not getting my bikini done anymore, partly because my aesthetician keeps going too small. I just want things neatened up a bit. I personally don't like the appearance of a bald or nearly bald yoni. Get my upper thighs, just to where my underwear goes. She said she was trying to give the most for my money (or less, technically!) But my own preference is to be a little neater, but still look natural.
So, instead of letting her was there, I will just trim myself.
post #58 of 100
i use the clippers with no guard on it. that way the hair is short but not bald. last time it got really hard to reach at the end and i think i made dh do it. he was really reluctant. i didn't want the fro though. i've never been brave enough to wax down there but yeah i agree the last thing i want with crusty blood is crusty hair clumps.
post #59 of 100
But since you're just shaving/trimming woudln't you need to do that like every other day to stay smooth?

Nope. It grows back in pretty slowly. I have actually only done it twice in the last couple of months. Things stay REALLY smooth for at least a week or two.
post #60 of 100
I realllllllly do not understand any of this thread... I read it just to try and get it, but I don't. I am with the poster who brought up the fact that, haven't we fought for the right NOT to have to be shaven for labor and delivery? I am a doula and childbirth educator, and have noticed that many of my clients are shaved "down there". Why? Since when did natural pubic hair become out of fashion? Yeah I'm old and outta touch I guess, but I cannot imagine shaving or waxing it all on a regular basis. I take care of the bikini area in the summer, and shave my legs and pits, but sheesh, that is enough.
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