Jump to navigation. Women may have their pubic hairs shaved with a razor perineal shaving when they are admitted to hospital to give childbirth. This is done in the belief that shaving reduces the risk of infection if the perineum tears or a episiotomy is performed and that it makes suturing easier and helps with instrumental deliveries. Shaving is a routine procedure in some countries. Three controlled trials that involved a total of women were reported on between and They each used an antiseptic skin preparation and compared perineal shaving with cutting vulval hairs.
Shaving When Pregnant: Should You Shave Your Pubic Hair?
Should you shave down there before labour? | All4Women
Of all the things most pregnant women worry about when preparing for childbirth, their pubic hair seems to be very low on the list. Speaking to mums about the topic, Mamamia discovered that if they did think about their hair down there in the context of impending childbirth , it was because they were maintaining their normal beauty routines — not because they were worried about the outdated belief that shaving the area was a must. Watch: All your questions about childbirth — answered. Post continues after video. General practitioner obstetrician Gillian Riley says suggesting that a woman shave her pubic area for childbirth is now considered an outdated practice. So, it seems that how you address your KBEs koala bear ears , muff, bush, map of Tasmania, Miss VJ, or landing strip, before childbirth is as varied, and personal, as the names you can call it. Post continues after audio.
Do I need to shave my pubic hair before delivery?
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So, who is right? The removal of pubic hair from the vulva and perineum ahead of birth by either waxing or shaving is a highly debatable topic. So, what are the benefits and risks associated with hair removal before birth? At the end of the day, shaving or not shaving pubic hair, is a personal choice and depends on your personal hygiene habits.