N.J. asks from Seattle, WA on September 15, 2008
D.H. answers from Portland on September 16, 2008
It's fine. You might be more sensitive so if you are ok with this, take a couple of tylenol before you go to make it more comfortable.
B.P. answers from Seattle on September 15, 2008
I don't see why not. It's not bothering your baby in anyway, just your skin.
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A.B. answers from Portland on September 16, 2008
I use Nair and my doc said it's fine.
M.K. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
It's fine to wax during pregnancy, but your skin will be more sensitive, sort of like it is just before you get your peroid.
S.M. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
Good Morning N.. I would talk with your OB before any waxing and ask her opinion. But I have read in several sources that it is not recommended. As during pregnancy your blood vessels are closer to the surface and can be more painful and possible bleeding. Now don't quote me on that some people may have waxed during pregnacny and been fine. But I had read that in seeral sources so check with your OB or OB nurse. Good Luck and Congrats on your new addition.
C.S. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
If you do decide to do it... Get a live aloe plant, break off part of the leaf and use the gel to soothe the area. Because it's natural, it won't clog the pores. Wear underwear you don't care about when you use it, as it may stain. Aloe will also help with the healing.
And eeeew... Nair is nasty! It's loaded with chemicals, so can give you irritation and burning. Not a good place to be burning, especially if you get some you-know-where.
A.W. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
I waxed thru my whole pregnancy. I actually had a wax the same day I delivered, but I didnt know I would be delivering that day. I had an emergency c-section due to pre-clampsia. At least it saved me from getting shaved for the surgery! LOL....
I think it is fine, but check with your doctor if you are nervous.
J.J. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
Hi N., I continued to get bikini waxes up until I delivered. Towards the end of my pregnancy though it would get more and more difficult to lay flat on my back and have it done. Luckily the gal I see is quick and I was not on my back too long. I checked with my OBGyn and he said it was fine so long as I wasn't uncomfortable.
If you are interested, I see a gal named Hope over at Gene Juarez in Redmond ###-###-####. Very nice lady! And is a hoot to talk to.
Congrats on your new addition,
T.H. answers from Seattle on September 16, 2008
Hi - I waxed when I was pregnant and it was fine. It does hurt more and I always washed up at home afterward to get the oily stuff off they put on, but otherwise I was fine with it. You may want to talk to your OB just to make sure but I had no issues.