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Thread: Shaving before an elective C/S?

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    Default Shaving before an elective C/S?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm booked in for an elective C/S (due to complications before and after an emergency C/S first time round) and was just wondering - for those of you who have had electives - did you shave before going to hospital? I'd rather shave myself than have the midwives do it; in fact I was going to use some hair removal cream, as my first C/S scar is quite a deep crease so I'm not sure how shaving would get right in there IYKWIM...

    What did other people do?

    Thanks, Bertie


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    Hi Bertie,

    I got a bikini wax for both my c-sections....

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    Nope I just left mie up to the midwives.. I wasn't able to see down that way anyways by then

    good luck

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    I did a little tidy up (well DH did it for me) but the middies shaved me up the top anyway, cos we didn't know how far down they wanted it.

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    I did it mostly myself in the shower before we went in as my scar was quite big and i didn't think i could stand anyone else touching it. had have dh hold the mirror though as theres no way i could see it normally! Wouldn't let him near me though as i got him to "tidy me up" before going in for induction with Oscar and i nearly ended up bald so theres no way he's coming neare me with razors or sizzors again!

    Julie x

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    The midwives did mine. I couldn't see to do mine either.

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    If you shave yourself it is one job less for us to do. But we will still want to look to make sure that you have shaved far enough down.

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    This has been an interresting thread to read. I did not even consider the need to shave when I had my Elective CS. And I can't remember the midwives doing any shaving. Is everyones scar below their hair line? I have a low transverse scar but it is about an inch above my hairline. I guess I must be a weirdo and have a low hairline hey.

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