Can I still get a Brazilian wax even though I'm pregnant?
Ever wondered if it is safe to get a Brazilian wax while pregnant? We find out!
Mommies-to-be, have you ever wondered if it was safe for you to get a Brazilian wax while pregnant? Before this little miracle happened, waxing down there was probably something you did occasionally to groom yourself (and feel sexy!). Just because you're pregnant, it doesn't mean that you should stop completely, unless your gynecologist recommends you to do so.
*Do always consult your gynecologist first before proceeding with any treatment.
Brazilian wax while pregnant: Is it safe?
Yes, it is generally safe to have your wax treatment done after your 1st trimester. We do encourage pregnant women to consult their physician prior to their treatment.
How is the procedure like for pregnant mommies?
To ensure maximum comfort for the preggy moms, there is a special pillow that's placed under them to provide extra support for their backs. For the waxing of the crack area or the back of the legs, mommies-to-be are positioned on their side to ensure maximum comfort and support.
For those who find it uncomfortable to lay flat, you can ask the attendant to adjust the waxing bed to a 90 degree angle (similar to a sitting position) and proceed with waxing.
Brazilian wax while pregnant: Concerns that a preggy mom would have when considering it
It is highly recommend for moms-to-be to consult their gynecologists before having the wax treatment done, but it is generally safe to have your treatment done after your 1st trimester (once the gyne gives you the green light).
Customers should inform the attendant prior to the treatment if they have any of the following conditions:
- Consumption or application of Accutane, Roaccutane, RetinA, VitaminB or AHA within the past 6 months
- Have undergone radiation treatments (e.g. UV sun tanning), electrolysis or excessive sunbathing within the past one month
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Mom have given birth by natural delivery in the past 3 months, or had a Caesarean delivery in the last 6 months
- Undergone an operation in the last 6 months
- Have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure in the past month on the treatment area
- Sunburned, wind-burned, dry, chapped, irritated or broken skin or any open wounds on the treatment area
- Does have sores, warts, ulcers, moles, birthmarks or any tattoos on the treatment area
Republished with permission from theAsianParent Singapore