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"Grooming"

I remember there being an earlier post about this; but, I'm just curious as to what everyone has done about it. I totally cannot see down south and haven't been able to for a few weeks now. I'm debating waxing; but, am kind of nervous because I haven't done that before. What have others done about this when it's become unbearably uncomfortable? haha

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DH has helped me before in previous pregnancies but this time around I handle it with a handheld mirror when I am done with my shower. I prop the mirror up on the counter and stand in front so I can get a decent view. It does the job. I tried it blindly while in the shower and that did not turn out well. So better to have a nice, decent sized mirror in front of you so as not to injure yourself or do a bad job. Hehe...

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Since I can barely reach myself anymore to wipe myself just going to the bathroom LOL This has been super tricky haha to say the least. I let it for go for so long then I tried to go sort of blindly as well and that was blotchy at best and then I also did as best as I could with with a mirror too... I heard that waxing (professional or at home) isnt good - not by professionals per se but a friend of mine said something about it possibly breaking your skin, the rash, etc it could cause... I dont know since I have never waxed anything but my eyebrows and now a days I get those threaded LOL Good Luck! Wink

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I get hubby to help - but do not wax! You are more tender with lots of blood flow and it will HURT!

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This may sound bad...I don't! I haven't been able to see down there for so long that I no longer care. I bought a swimming suit that has shorts, so nothing is seen. Most of my shorts fall just above the knee (bermuda style) so I shave from there down and forget the rest. I told DH if it really bothers him then bring it up and we'll figure out (him helping for something). At this point I've got other things that I''m more worried about.

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I am a regular home-waxer of most body parts (eyebrows, under arms, bikini, legs...) but I have had to give up on the bikini self-waxing - I gave myself wicked bruising the last time I tried because I can't see anything! So I figure that for these last few months I will go in for waxing and treat myself once a month or so. It is very easy to bruise yourself if you do not do it properly (hold the skin taught etc). But I have never had problems with broken skin, bumps etc - I get a lot more irritation from shaving (especiall bikini area).
But yes waxing hurts and some places more than others. (Eyebrows are not a big deal. Most of the leg is also fine. Bikini, ankles, and under arms hurt a lot).
On a related note - how the heck are we supposed to still be aiming into a little cup at the doctor's office for the urine tests! yikes! That is a gong show for me! It is hard to aim on a good day let alone with a massive belly in the way!

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"jaimelr" wrote:

On a related note - how the heck are we supposed to still be aiming into a little cup at the doctor's office for the urine tests! yikes! That is a gong show for me! It is hard to aim on a good day let alone with a massive belly in the way!

YES, YES YES!!! They should have a bowl to pee into when you get so far along. I HATE peeing in that stupid cup which always results in me peeing all over my hand!

As for the nether regions care, none here. I can't see it, DH hasn't complained sooooo.....

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Military Mom~ Im with you...I cant see a thing and can barely reach after I use the restroom...lol!!! I am a hot mess right now and have no desire to even hink about it Wink

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It's just totally getting on my nerves now! haha I have read about it being more tender down there because of the increased blood flow, etc.; so, that is making me nervous about waxing! I might just try and be creative for the time being! haha

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Im actually still taking care of business down there just fine. Sure, I have to do everything by touch because I can't see anything and slower than usual and sometimes I don't do an exactly A+ job....but darn it I am doing it! Its like a little personal accomplishment and makes me feel better.

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I tried to get DH to help and he declined so I told him then it was going to be neglected and he's cool with that! I can't see anything down there either. I agree about peeing in a cup...

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I do it when I have to. like swimming lol. it's not pretty but whatever. DH is happy if he gets some in general, he doesn't care how groomed I am. I'll miss my belly but it'll be nice not to look like a 70's pornstar down there anymore either LOL.

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"Allie01979" wrote:

I do it when I have to. like swimming lol. it's not pretty but whatever. DH is happy if he gets some in general, he doesn't care how groomed I am. I'll miss my belly but it'll be nice not to look like a 70's pornstar down there anymore either LOL.

This is totally my DH right now!!!! I feel a little bad for the poor guy, but I just don't care right now! Last thing on my mind and it's too hot, and I'm always in so much pain anymore. Earlier in the pregnancy I would instigate it so he would think I was into it to...at 20 weeks making him wait until after delivery is a little harsh prolly. But now at 36 I don't care! lol

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"Allie01979" wrote:

I do it when I have to. like swimming lol. it's not pretty but whatever. DH is happy if he gets some in general, he doesn't care how groomed I am. I'll miss my belly but it'll be nice not to look like a 70's pornstar down there anymore either LOL.

Yes! haha It's just so uncomfortable! I know it's not the most important thing to dwell on; but it's been very irritating. I was fed up this morning so I stood in front of our mirror in the bathroom and succeeded (mind you, it took me about 20 minutes or more)! haha It feels SO much better! Hopefully, I'll be able to tackle it one more time before delivery!