Hello, I am around 6.5 weeks pregnant.
Could you please tell me if it is safe to use hair removing cream and facial bleach during pregnancy especially for facial unwanted hair.
I had done laser hair reduction on my upper lips and chin and ever since then I have been using hair removing cream .
Generally, we do not recommend any unnecessary chemical use during pregnancy. That said, I am not aware of any research that shows that these products are definitely harmful to babies. So you will have to use your own judgment. Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.