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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Do A Brazilian Wax During Pregnancy

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Yes: There is no medical reason to not get a bikini wax during pregnancy but it may be more painful. Increased blood flow and edema to the vaginal area in pregnancy may cause the procedure hurt more than you were used to prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to give yourself a Brazilian wax?

Is it safe to  give yourself a Brazilian wax?

Personal choice: This is a personal decision. It may be hard to get it precise and pretty. Its sort of like giving yourself a haircut, you may save a few bucks, but what will it look like. ...Read more

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What happens during a Brazilian wax?

What happens during a Brazilian wax?

Epilation: Pain! why would anyone do that? Why not shave the areas you wish to defoliate. It is much easier and painless, and cause none of the problems with filling the tiny holes from which hairs are pulled in waxing. Seriously, shaving hair does not cause it to grow thicker or faster. If it did bald man would shave their heads three times a day! ...Read more

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Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Yes.: If by safe, you mean it shouldn't permanently damage your female parts. Theoretically, you shouldn't get ingrown hairs from waxing since you're taking the hairs out from the roots. However, waxing is not perfect and some hairs might break near the ends and grow back to form an ingrown hair. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic appendectomy about 3.5 weeks ago. Only the incision below the navel appears to be healed, is it safe to have a Brazilian wax?

I had a laparoscopic appendectomy about 3.5 weeks ago. Only the incision below the navel appears to be healed, is it safe to have a Brazilian wax?

Avoid incision: Should be ok, but avoid the area of the incision for another 3-5 weeks. You may have an incision right above the pubic bone as well. You could always call your surgeon to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can i undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy. ?I m on my 19th week.

Can i undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy. ?I m on my 19th week.

Waxing: The risk is infection at the site of hair roots and that could cause issue with the pregnancy so go easy on the bikini line. ...Read more

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Is keratin treatment (not Brazilian keratin) unsafe during pregnancy? I'm 21 weeks pregnant

Is keratin treatment (not Brazilian keratin) unsafe during pregnancy? I'm 21 weeks pregnant

Keratin Treatment: Some keratin treatments contain formaldehyde, which could compromise your health and the health of your baby. While non-formaldehyde keratin treatments are a "probably no, " any formulas with formaldehyde are a definite no-no. Treatments containing formaldehyde can lead to cancer, so whether you're expecting or not, avoid them. Ask your stylist for the specific ingredients. ...Read more

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Brazilian wax vs bikini wax? Which is better?

Depends: It truly depends on how you are feeling and what you want to do. A bikini wax removes the hair around your bikini line, while a brazilian wax removes all the hair. ...Read more

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Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian Wax: A brazilian waxing may contribute to ingrown hairs, or more commonly to inflammation around the "plucked" hair follicle. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get a Brazilian wax while having a uti?

Hygiene: There would be no correlation or connection between the two. Get the wax if you want one. ...Read more

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I just got a Brazilian wax and they put SO much powder 'down there' I'm worried about getting cancer from the talc. How dangerous is this?

I just got a Brazilian wax and they put SO much powder 'down there' I'm worried about getting cancer from the talc. How dangerous is this?

I think it's safe: The idea that a small amount of asbestos in talc causes ovarian cancer has been around since I was a med student in the 1970's, and is popular with tort lawyers, but it doesn't make sense and seems only to be supported by studies that invite bias. These are the ones in which anything can cause anything. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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What are some first time Brazilian wax tips from women?

What are some first time Brazilian wax tips from women?

Separate wax pods: To decrease the chance of infection i would ask the person who does the wax job whether he or she uses separate containers of wax for each person. You could also use an over the counter topical anesthetic beforehand to decrease the pain of the procedure. ...Read more

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How do you give yourself a Brazilian wax? Is it impossible to do by yourself?

Brazilian Waxing: Do-it-yourself waxing is possible, assuming you apply the tapes yourself. Be quick when removing the tape. ...Read more

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How can one ease the pain of a Brazilian bikini wax?

Traumeel: Consider smoothing on traumeel ( a product made from herbals - comes from germany where herbs are used as medicines.). ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to put on lidocaine before getting a Brazilian wax?

Yes: I think that would work just fine, but make sure you put it on a bit earlier. ...Read more