Having a wax after a baby

Having a Wax after a baby………

Having your first post partum wax may be top of your ‘Get back to normal’ list six weeks after your baby has been born. Or it might be the last thing on your mind six months on. Whichever it is we want to take care of your concerns and ease you back in to waxing gently. So here’s our guide to having a wax after a baby…

Some clients are pretty nervous when coming in after having a baby and the first words out of their mouth are ‘Is this gonna hurt more?’. Waxing is never completely painless but we’ll always do everything we can to make it as comfortable as possible and we’ll work around you. If you’ve left it a long while to begin waxing again and you’re feeling apprehensive you might prefer to begin with a basic bikini wax and work up to your usual wax of say a Brazilian (see this blog for the differences between our waxes).

wax after a baby

When is the right time for a wax after a baby?

There is no perfect time, as everyone’s experience of birth is different. However we’d recommend leaving it a minimum of six weeks after having your baby before coming for a wax. When you do come for a wax we’ll need to know if you had a ceasarian section, assisted birth, or any stitches from a tear or episiotomy. We wait six months to wax directly over any scar. So if you’ve had a section or episiotomy we will wax around the area till then.

What does it look like down there?

We understand you may feel concerned about your post baby body. But, we weren’t interested in how your vulva looked before you gave birth and we’re not interested now. We’re here to make you feel good and get that hair out,  not to judge you. Besides three out of four of us waxers are mothers, we’ve been there and we don’t want judgement either!

Here at The Waxologist, we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and make your first postpartum wax as easy as possible. When you make your appointment please write any information in the notes area so we may add additional time to the appointment if needed.

To book an appointment, please click here.

Wax & Love

The Waxologist Ltd

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.
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