There are lots of reasons a woman may wish to be waxed during pregnancy; you may already be a regular waxing client and simply wish to continue this into your pregnancy and beyond, you may decide you no longer want to fuss with shaving, especially as your lovely bump starts to grow or you may not have previously done any hair removal and have now decided you’d like to be hair free and ready for giving birth. Some women will choose to book in for their wax in preparation for their planned induction or c-section to avoid being shaved by the hospital; which wouldn’t be the most pleasant of experiences and the regrowth itch would be maddening. It’s not what you’d need on top of recovering from giving birth to your baby!
When it comes to getting waxed when you’re pregnant; the first thing you should know is that I can wax you from week 12 of your pregnancy and it is advised you wax only up to your 38th week, however this will be considered on an individual case by case basis. I am unable to wax you if you are a new or non-regular client and in your 3rd trimester. During pregnancy hair can grow more densely, skin can be more sensitive and reactive and you can be more swollen down there as a result of increased blood flow and hormonal changes, which is all normal. It requires the skill of a waxing professional to be able to safely and effectively wax you with these things considered.
When you book your appointment via the online booking system, you will need to complete a consultation form and this will inform me of important things I need to know which will help me establish if it is safe to wax you. You will be required to undetake a patch test 24 hours prior to being waxed. I complete a thorough pregnancy waxing consultation and waxing plan with you at the beginning of the appointment. During your appointment there will be certain things I will do to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible; I will talk you through these things at your appointment so there will be no surprises. All the products I use on you are completely safe in pregnancy. I can adapt the positions to wax you, for example if you wish to have a leg wax there are ways this can be done effectively but also allows you to be comfortable at the same time. On sensitive areas of the body I will always use peelable wax (a.k.a hot wax or non-strip wax) for your comfort.
If you would like to know anything more about waxing during pregnancy, please get in touch with me.