I am the OP and noticed all the posts on this thread. I was 5 months pregnant at the time I posted this and was already huge since baby stuck was out the front and nowhere else! Shaving was becoming painful, not in the pubic area, but my stomach ached from bending over, I got dizzy from bending over, my one foot was swollen and would turn blue if I put it up on the edge of the tub or toilet, and DH was not competent to do any shaving for me. I also had mild discharge continually and couldn't stand the feeling of it caught in the hair! Ick! That being said, I despised the feeling of having my bikini area done the one other time I waxed there (for the week of my wedding in the Caribbean and I didn't get a Brazilian, only cleaned up the sides), so I was too scared to get the whole thing done. I ended up shaving myself bald (so I wouldn't have to trim too often!) and then trimmed as short as I could every couple of weeks. And let my foot turn blue and get dizzy while I was doing it. Ugh.
As for the posts that implied I wasn't natural and don't belong here because I *considered* a Brazilian once in my life so I didn't have to uncomfortably trim for the last 4 months of my pregnancy and so that I didn't have to spend 7 weeks yanking blood chunks out of my hair after birth....that is the first time in the 3.5 years I have been a member here (and 11 years of reading Mothering magazine) that someone has implied that about me.
I guess my 2 unmedicated/midwife attended/vaginal births, our organic/mostly vegetarian diet, exclusively breastfeeding on demand for the first 12 months of life and child led weaning after that (and still breastfeeding on demand), sling wearing, non-vaccinating, anti-circumcision, recycling, co-sleeping, plastic hating lifestyle doesn't count for being natural.