If you’re an expecting mother worried about whether you should get a Brazilian wax, trim, shave, or leave your hair natural before delivery, don’t worry because you’re not the only one. Many women wonder what’s the best step to take. Some may prefer waxing or shaving, while others prefer not removing any hair at all. 

Before choosing which is best, it’s essential to know that some delivering physicians will shave part of the area if it’s not already shaved. This is because it makes it easier for them to see the region while delivering the baby. But when I asked my OB/Gyn about what’s best, she said, it really doesn’t matter. It’s up to me to do what I feel comfortable with. She did, however, state that if I did continue to wax make sure to do it no less than two weeks before my due date or induction. 

Hopefully, after reading all about the different hair removal methods, you’ll be able to come to the solution that’s best for you.

Which Hair Removal Method is Best Before Giving Birth? Do you wax it all off, shave it, trim it, or leave it au natural?

Waxing Before Delivery

You have the option of getting a Brazilian wax before delivery. During this process, the esthetician removes hair from everywhere, including the bikini line and vaginal folds. Some people prefer this hair removal method because it’s a fast and straightforward way to remove pubic hair. You can buy a waxing kit and do it in your spare time to get rid of the hair. But, you may need help depending on how big your belly is.

Brazilian waxing is my preferred method of hair removal. I was hopping my pregnant belly up on the table until the very end. Why? I preferred to be bare. Plus, with a new baby, maintenance down there was going to be minimum.

If you don’t want to do waxing, trimming, or shaving on your own because it’s a lot of work, you don’t have to worry about doing it because you can get a professional to do it for you. When you get waxed, it leaves the area smooth and free of hair. You wouldn’t have to worry about shaving for a while because the hair grows back slower. It’s the reason it’s a preferred method of hair removal in the first place.

Shaving Before Delivery

Shaving before delivery is one of the easiest hair removal options. You can do it in the bathroom in the convenience of your own home. If you have some shaving cream and a razor, carefully shave the hair until you feel comfortable. It’s not always easy to see what you’re doing when you have a growing baby bump. 

However, if you think you might make a mistake because you can’t see that well, you can ask your partner for help shaving. Make sure you take a gentle approach and be careful when you have a razor close to your intimate areas. You wouldn’t want to accidentally cut yourself while you’re attempting to remove hair from such a sensitive area of the body.

Trimming Before Delivery

If you don’t mind the hair but would like to make sure it’s not all over the place when you’re delivering, you can always trim the hair down there. Use a pair of scissors to cut off some of the excess growth, leaving the area looking a lot neater than before. If you’re struggling to see the hair down there because of your growing belly, ask for help. Your partner should have no problem assisting with this simple process.

Let them know where you’d like to have the hair removed so that they know which spots to cut before getting started. It should only take a few minutes to trim the area down. While it’s a matter of preference, some women prefer trimming before delivery because they know they’ll be bleeding for quite some time, and they don’t want all that blood getting stuck on the hair.

Going Natural Before Delivery

Hair removal is not everyone’s thing. Because hair is there for a reason, it protects against things like chafing. If this is you, you may prefer going natural before delivery if you don’t typically shave, wax, or trim. And, while there’s nothing wrong with that, your physician may need to shave the area a bit before the labor occurs. But, of course, this varies from one physician to the next in different hospitals. You can discuss this with your obstetrician to get a feel for what you should do beforehand.

When you’re getting ready to deliver your baby, you may wonder if you need to get rid of that excess hair before you give birth. While you have the option of leaving the hair there, it’s always a good idea to give the hair a quick trim because of the heavy bleeding that often occurs after the baby’s birth. If you prefer to be hair-free or want to keep it to a minimum, both waxing and shaving are great options. You can get waxed by a professional to eliminate any stress involved while saving yourself some time. No matter what you decide, try not to stress over it too much. It’s all about doing what makes you feel comfortable before you give birth.