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childbirth, it was because they were maintaining their normal beauty routines – not because they were worried about the outdated belief that shaving the area was a must.
As recently as a decade ago, it was standard practice in many hospitals to shave a woman’s pubic area before she delivered, for concern about the hairs creating an environment for possible infection.
Things have now changed, because people can now see the wood for the (ahem) forest.
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One mum revealed that when she was recently asked by a nurse brandishing clippers whether she’d ‘like a trim’ whilst she was in labour, she replied, “Forget my f*cking pubes, get this baby out of me!”