Not removing vaginal hair during pregnancy left my friend depressed

Not removing vaginal hair during pregnancy left my friend depressed

Whether or not many women talk about it but the fact remains that a large number of pregnant women feel little clueless about what methods of vaginal hair removal they can use or whether they should use any or not.

Just the other day, one of my very good friends who is about 20 weeks pregnant called me up to chat. During the conversation, I sensed that she sounded more depressed than happy and unable to understand the reason I gently chided her if she’s already having post-partum blues?

While it’s natural to have a hormonal onrush during pregnancy that may make you emote differently, but most women remain positive and upbeat about the impending good news.

However, speaking to her I realized that there are also women who feel emotionally lost and drained during this phase too. And this could be for various reasons including the fact that one may get overwhelmed about one’s changing body too.

Not removing vaginal hair during pregnancy left my friend depressed

When I probed my friend further she revealed that she felt depressed because she could no longer take care of herself like she used to. The doctor had advised her not to undergo any chemical hair treatment and she was also avoiding her pedicure, manicure sessions for fear of any fungal infection she may catch.

But worse of all she felt bad about the bush she had been growing down there. This, she said, was also affecting her sex life, as she no longer felt desirable with that hair mass growing on her, she reasoned.

Removing vaginal hair during pregnancy

Whether or not many women talk about it but the fact remains that a large number of women feel little clueless about what methods of hair removal they can use or whether they should use any or not.

Here’s what you need to know about vaginal hair removal during pregnancy:

1.Hair removal creams: While this is one of the easiest ways of hair removal in the vaginal area to give you a near bald perfection sadly this option should be ruled out during pregnancy. According to scientific researches, your skin absorbs the cream or lotion that is applied topically.

Since most hair removal creams use heavy chemicals to get your hair out of the follicle it is best not to irritate the system. The wiser idea is to skip the lotions till the time your baby arrives and of course after you have recovered from post pregnancy stitches.

2. Shaving with hair razors: While some women prefer shaving hair off their vaginal area as it's easy, quick and no-mess many others do not reach out for the razor as it leads to quick hair growth and a possible uneven cleaning up of the area.
But the good news is that as long as you are using a new or a cleaned perfectly kept razor you can shave away during pregnancy. When the rising belly makes it difficult for you to see what is happening down there it is advisable to take help of a friend or partner who can shave for you to avoid any unwanted cuts.

3. Waxing: Well, this one is the most exhausting, painful and yet a method that promises best results. While waxing during pregnancy is considered safe it is extremely important that the professional who is doing it is totally adept in performing this on pregnant women too.

The temperature of the wax and applying it not too close to the vaginal lips are paramount factors. Also, skip waxing towards the last few weeks as an increased sensitivity to pain may give you a false alarm.

4. Trimming: Clipping your hair really short during pregnancy can be a win-win situation as it is not physically intrusive in any way and also makes you feel clean. However, clipping also poses the same challenge where you cannot see yourself down there so you may need some help.

Read: Can I apply hair colour during pregnancy?

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