If you’ve ever wondered what you should do about your pubic hair before giving birth, you’re not alone.
Although we doubt it would enter into your ‘Top Five’ concerns while in labour, we’re a little bit curious as to whether or not midwives have a… preference… regarding the upkeep of our nether regions.
The truth is (unsurprisingly) they couldn’t care less.
A post was shared on Reddit this week titled, ‘Birth and pubic hair. From a midwife,’ and her advice was frank, honest and very reassuring.
“Please don’t worry about pubic hair. We don’t even notice as long as you have showered in the last week,” the midwife going by the username lozza2442 said.
“As long as the baby can come out, we don’t care if you’re full bush, bald as a baby, or something exciting like a lightening bolt/vajazzled. I don’t even notice any more.”
And, phew… although anybody who manages to vajazzle their pubes with a belly that’s eight months pregnant, quite frankly deserves a medal.
However, if for some reason, they do need to shave you – like in the event of a c-section – lozza2442 specified they can do that before the operation.
“It doesn’t affect stitches or anything to do with our work. If you have a csection we can shave the important part for you with a sterile razor,” she continued.
“Please don’t get yourself into an uncomfortable position trying to do something for us, cause [sic] we won’t even notice. It’s like getting your hair done and your husband/friends not even noticing.”
Mums and non-mums answer questions about childbirth, and oh goodness… the difference between the two is hilarious.