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Can You Get Waxed When Pregnant?

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Having a baby changes everything, and this begins long before the little one even arrives. Pregnancy will change your eating habits, wardrobe options, and possibly even your beauty grooming routine. For instance, can you get waxed when pregnant or is it a better idea to let things grow wild for a while?

First things first: no amount of hair grooming is necessary when you're pregnant (or at any other time, really). If you don't want to be bothered with any waxing right now, then that's a fine choice. Chances are, you have plenty of other things to think about and plan for anyway.

On the other hand, many women enjoy their grooming routine. So can you keep getting waxed when you're expecting? According to Baby Center, it's usually safe to keep getting bikini waxes when you're pregnant. However, your skin may be more sensitive than usual because of the increased blood flow to your pubic area, so you may need to brace yourself for a little more of a yelp when that wax strip comes off. Additionally, The Health Site notes that bikini waxes during pregnancy may also help you keep that space clean and it's generally safe (provided you go to a hygienic salon). As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the practice, have a chat with your doctor for more specific advice.

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What about waxing other areas, such as your legs? According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), waxing your legs when pregnant may be easier than, say, using a depilatory or cream. As further noted by the APA, your skin may be more sensitive during pregnancy, so using an antiseptic lotion may help prevent infection or decrease irritation.

And what about getting your brows done? As explained in Healthline, it's generally considered safe to get your brows waxed when you're pregnant. But if your skin is too sensitive for waxing during this time, you may want to consider getting them tweezed or threaded. Overall, it's OK to keep up with your usual waxing routine when you're pregnant, as long as you feel up to it.