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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Bikini waxing is safe in pregnancy. You will often have more hair on your body and your skin will often be more sensitive when you are pregnant but otherwise it should be fine.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Usually yes: Since this is a superficial treatment it is very unlikely to cause any risk to your pregnancy. However, it is possible that additives to waxing materials may pose a small risk. Since waxes used for this are not controlled by the fda there is no way of knowing what additional substances may be present. Sticking with plain wax would be the safest thing, and ask you OB doctor.

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Last updated May 26, 2016

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