Sunday, 7 October 2018

Why should you never shave or grow pubic hair before Giving birth?

There are many things women need to do to physically and emotionally prepare for childbirth.

From healthy food, to pelvic floor muscle exercises and breathing techniques - there are all sorts of considerations.

Many women decide to take care of their pubic hair nowadays, be it by waxing or shaving, and some choose to do so before birth.

But a midwife shared her wisdom with BabyCentre UK about why you should not shave or grow before birth - and there's a good reason for that.

Dr. Cate Bell, a practicing midwife in Sussex and a hypnoburthing practitioner, said, "Our current advice is that you do not shave or grow your pubic area just before birth

"This increases the risk of infection, especially if you have surgery like a cesarean section."

This is because shaving and waxing causes micro-erasions on the skin surface that can catch fire - something you do not want to worry about when you want to have a baby.

In parenting forums there is no shortage of contributions from women who want to know what etiquette is when it comes to pubic hair before birth.

Many are wondering if midwives expect expectant mothers to be cared for, either because it makes work easier, or because they are aware that a team of medical staff inspects the area.

In fact, your birthing team does not care what your pubic hair looks like - the important thing is to make you feel good.

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