Is it safe?
Yes! There’s no reason why a pregnancy should stop you from getting waxed. At the thought of a full delivery room, many a mothers-to-be have pondered their best hair removal options. After all, at some point during the pregnancy, every woman will tell you that she can’t see her vagina or her feet! Waxing is a great option. I may be a little biased on the subject being a waxing specialist and all, but in my defense, 8 hours of clients per day, 5 days a week, adds up to a lot of clients that agree with me.
I have waxed many pregnant clients. Many clients before, during and post pregnancy. There are a few aspects that I would like to discuss. Pregnancy can increase sensitivity, so if you are in the early stages of pregnancy, start with a bikini or a modified bikini (less hair) and work your way up to something like a brazilian (no hair) if that’s your preference. When I say new it doesn’t count if you’ve waxed before like a billion years ago. Sorry! Back to new status you go!! If you are in your later stages of pregnancy then opt for a bikini or a modified version of a bikini. Unless you get waxed regularly (every 4-6 weeks) waxing for the first time can be shocking to the system and not recommended for pregnant women.
If you have a c-section, the scar cannot be waxed over until it is completely healed.
Exfoliation is still a good idea, just use a sugar/salt scrub or some exfoliating gloves. Enzymatic exfoliators (glycolics or retinols) should be avoided as they are NOT safe to use during pregnancy. As always, choose a reputable establishment that doesn’t double dip. Unfamiliar with the term “double dipping”? Read my previous post in the waxing section. Choose an esthetician that is experienced. This is not an area to go cheap! Forget the deals and opt for a good experience. Let me finish by saying that while I am a waxing specialist and have never heard of anyone having issues with waxing while pregnant, I am not a doctor so check with your physician before trying something new.