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Grooming Your Bikini Line While Pregnant

By Macki West |

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Your belly is getting bigger making it harder and harder to see your bikini line and trimming down there is becoming nerve wracking. What’s a pregnant woman who likes to keep things neat in the bikini region to do? You might be wondering what is safe and what the best techniques are.  Through my own experience and lots of tips from other moms I’ve got some ideas to help you out and some things to steer clear of (we are talking pain!). Keep reading for the full scoop…

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Grooming Your Bikini Line While Pregnant

Waxing

Waxing is safe during pregnancy and you won’t be turned away, but be warned it will hurt like a mofo. Sure there might be a handful of women who had no pain, but let me tell you from every pregnant woman I have ever spoken to, the results were extreme pain, swelling, ice packs and broken blood vessels. This is due to the fact that there is an increased blood flow to the area and let’s face it, we are just more sensitive all around. If you are brave and not afraid of a pain, go for it!
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Macki West

Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Grooming Your Bikini Line While Pregnant

  1. Deirdre says:

    My husband uses his electric shaver on me. I put a towel down on the bed and he goes at it (the whole taco). That way I’m not completely bare, but it’s so short and manageable for many weeks. I can still shave the bikini line in the shower by feeling without using a mirror. Just tried last week at 38 weeks and it’s still doable.

  2. Emily says:

    I was nervous about having to ask my husband to try it, but I actually found I can shave entirely blind by just feeling around and being cautious. I am now 40 weeks and I never needed a mirror, but i’ve had years of practice shaving in a small shower where you can’t see it all anyway! All the other options sound good if you can afford it too.

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