Giving birth can seem daunting, but there’s a very important reason why you should never shave your pubic hair before having a baby.
TikTok users @sovereignparentingwho gives birthing tips, says a lot of women sadly think body hair is “really gross”.
In one video, she says that society has led some to believe that exposing natural body hair is “shameful”.
She continued: “But getting rid of pubic hair before labor can really harm you.
“Shaving your pubic hair after 36, 37 weeks actually increases your risk of infection.
“This is even true for women who have had a caesarean section.
“When you have a baby, don’t shave, don’t wax, just let it be, I promise you no one will care.”
Talking to BabyCentreCate Bell, a midwife and a hypnotherapist, supports this claim.
She said: ‘Our current advice is that you don’t shave or wax your pubic area right before giving birth as this increases the risk of infection, especially if you’re having a surgical procedure such as a cesarean section. .”
According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, which aims to update research on hair removal and surgical site infection rates, fewer infections occur when shaving, applying creams, or shaving. .
Many TikTok users were relieved with one saying, “I’m out of reach anyway.”
Another said: “I stopped when I was old enough to even do it myself. I think it’s the same 4 to 5 months. but this is good information to know. “
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https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4664710/birthing-expert-terrifying-reason-shave-labour/ I’m a fertility expert – the scary reason why you should NEVER shave off your pubic hair before having a baby