Can I wax when Pregnant?

Is it safe?

A question I’m often asked is whether waxing is safe during pregnancy, and I can say yes it absolutely is! We have waxed many pregnant clients right the way through their pregnancy. In fact I’d say we are experts in the challenges of pregnancy waxing.

Expert helping hands

As pregnancy hormones can make hair grow thicker than usual waxing is a much better option than shaving. Besides once you hit the six month mark you’ll not be able to see over your baby bump!  We’ve heard of a few DIY disasters so its best to leave it to the experts!
As you have more blood flowing in your nether regions it is often swollen and darker in colour, especially as you progress through the trimesters. This is completely normal however requires an expert waxer using only peelable wax for your comfort.
pregnant-woman
I’ve asked an obstetrician and midwives about waxing to prepare for birth.  Whilst all say how their patients vagina is groomed is the last thing they are interested, having a hair free area it makes stitching easier if you’ve had an episiotomy or cesarean section.  Clients have come in for waxes the day before c-section and inductions are scheduled to rule out being shaved.
We’ve seen many a bump go from teeny tiny to blossoming, ready to pop.  And don’t forget we’ve seen it all before so have no fear if you suffer from piles, see our blog on this here:

Piles – Can I have a Wax if I have Piles?

Extra time

If you book a wax in the last trimester of your pregnancy, please let us know so we can book out a little extra time for you and your bump.  We take extra time to make sure you and your bump are comfortable throughout the wax.