Originally Posted by NewMaMaZenLovin
I am woman, hear my hairy vagina ROAR!
I remember this so vividly. It took me by surprise. I just hadn’t thought of it. Shaving my legs was never a problem, but I struggled with the bikini area until about 36W. I didn’t gain a lot of weight & my belly wasn’t really huge, so I managed sometimes to push the belly sideways so I could see, or have a hand mirror on the lid of the toilet to see (a foot on the sink right next to the toilet), and get some of it done. At 36W, I just gave up & said, “Ah forget it!” it was such a hassle.
As soon as DS was born, I didn’t realize how much the belly would flatten out immediately & I had a clear view down there for the first time in what seemed like ages. I actually said, “WOW, I’M HAIRY!” I remember the MW laughing with me. I have pale skin & dark hair so it’s that much more apparent & icky, IMO.
I have no advice for you, just empathy. I totally understand how you don’t want to just let it go, but your other options are to keep struggling with a mirror (huge hassle), pay someone at a salon for waxing or shaving, or ask your DH or, if you’re that close, a sister of friend. I found all those options so unappealing, but ‘let it go’ was the least unappealing of those options. (& My DH even offered once, but I just wasn’t comfortable with that mentally.)
So I was definitely not happy
with my hairy vagina, but I just accepted it as a side-effect of pregnancy.
I have a personally trimmer & always use that but even NOT PG I nick myself a lot.
Maybe I need a new one? So I would personally never do “shaving by Braille” with that either.