Brazilian while Pregnant?

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hi Everyone!  This particular blog is for those of you who might be interested in getting a Brazilian Wax while you're pregnant.  **Warning: This blog may contain some graphic terms, and my not be for the faint of heart. =)  I will not be posting any pictures of a Brazilian wax or anything, but I'm sure you can either picture it on your own or use your imagination.  (Note, yes, poor dear, I put my new Minnie Mouse Ears on the baby and snapped a picture...he doesn't even know what's going on!)

Sooo...let's get into some background.  Before I found out I was pregnant with this little guy, I would get a Brazilian Wax (further dubbed Brazilian) every...maybe 2-3 months for at least 5 years.  In case you don't know what a Brazilian is, it is where you get your pubic hair removed...with wax (I usually just get rid of all the hair, but some people like to put in shapes and stuff).  Before you ask, YES it hurts.  However, I can assure you that it hurts a lot less now, than it did the first few times I had it done.  In fact, if I'm not lazy, I can actually give myself a Brazilian.  I have tried all sorts of waxes, and I prefer the ones that use the strips to remove.  The girl I normally go to uses both the wax that uses strips to remove (for the top part) and the wax that dries and can be removed without strips (for the sensitive areas).  Of course, at home, it's easier to just stick to one, and plus...I'm lazy.

Moving on to the goodz.  When I found out I was pregnant, I stopped getting Brazilians.  I started to do research, and found that I'm not the only one to question whether it hurts the baby or not.  I couldn't bring myself to ask my mom or my OB, so I just relied on what friends said and the internet said.  I had friends that were worried about the trauma it could cause to my body and stress out the baby...plus, one said "who cares what you look like down there!"  The internet gave mixed reviews...some women get it done and say it hurts more, and some said they would never do it while pregnant because it could hurt the baby.  I also didn't want to have a huge hairy bush when I gave birth.  I started getting addicted to watching childbirth videos...and I was thinking how awful it looked to have a huge head come out with a hairy pubic area.  Yes, I'm THAT vain. =/ Hahhaha

At around 5 months, I was getting ready to be a bridesmaid in San Diego.  I figured, since we're staying at a hotel, maybe we would be getting some pool time in...SOOoo, why not? Let's get a Brazilian and see what happens.  I would hate to not go to the pool because I was embarrassed of body hair.  And I would also hate to shave down there, because I feel the hair would come out coarser.  So, I made an appointment with the Waxing Queen, and warned her that I was almost 5 months pregnant.  She asked if I was sure that I wanted to do it, and I said kind of, lol.  I decided that as long as I didn't stress about it, the baby would be okay. =)

Let me tell you, it REALLY HURT.  It hurt worse than the first time!!  It hurt like nobody's business.  And I didn't want to stop 1/2 way through...so....I let her finish.  But I did tell her that it hurt, lol.  Normally, I'm pretty stoic...but I couldn't help myself from wincing in pain.  (There were other women in the waiting room, so I didn't want to actually scream or anything, lol.)  And that really opened up my eyes...I guess when you're pregnant, you are a lot more sensitive (in more ways than one! LOL).  BUT, I decided that although it hurt, I would do it again...but only once more.  I just wanted to get another Brazilian right before I gave birth.  That meant I would have 4 months to get ready for the pain, hehehe.  (Note, after all this pain...we didn't visit the pool.  BOOOOOO!)

When I got to around 8 months pregnant, I was busy with being a bridesmaid again (hahah, yes, crazy!) and my baby shower and stuff.  And before I knew it, it was getting close the the due date.  I had too many things to prepare for the baby coming, and I had getting a Brazilian at the back of my mind.  I was thinking I should get it done close to my due date so that I wouldn't have too much regrowth when he came.  I had just made an appointment when....yes, my water broke. JEEZ.  The baby was over a week early!!  So, needless to say, I had to cancel that appointment, lol.  While in labor, it was decided that I would need an emergency c-section...so they had to actually shave off my pubic hair.  I was...annoyed, lol.  But, at this point, it was too late, lol. IF I ever get pregnant again, you can be sure that I'll have my Brazilian at least 3 weeks before my due date, esp since I'm pretty sure I'll be having another c-section.  But that's a big IF.

Post-pregnancy, I had to wait for my c-section scar to heal.  I waited a little over 3 months before I made another appointment with the Waxing Queen.  She was very gentle, and worked around my scar.  And it still hurt more than normal, but not as bad as when I was pregnant.  All the times I had it done after that was about back to normal.  Even to the point where I could do it on myself again.

Moral of the story? I don't think a Brazilian affects the baby...but it sure hurts a lot if your pregnant or just gave birth.  To me, it's worth it, but if you don't have a high pain tolerance...maybe this isn't for you.  I suppose, you can always give it a shot and stop if it hurts too much.  I was just too vain, hahaha.  Mind over matter! =)

Hope y'all found this blog informative!

Would you or wouldn't you? Did you or didn't you?

Till next time!


Joanne Briones said...

haha! loved it! do your thing! :)

Justine Cricks said...

Actually, waxing can’t affect the baby like laser treatment can. But when you are pregnant, you have more blood flowing in your body, especially the pubic area. That can make waxing can more painful, as the skin is more sensitive.

@Justine Cricks

Emerald Yeo said...

@Justine Cricks Yes! Definitely more painful! What do you think about the Flash n Go? It's just a light from the outside, but could it potentially harm the baby inside?