hair, stools… A midwife lifts taboos

Hair, saddles… What if we put an end once and for all to the taboos surrounding childbirth? So yes, the hairs often grow at high speed during the 9 months of pregnancy. In question ? The production increases of hormones. And as Anna Roy, midwife and author of the book It’s My Pregnancy, reminds us, there is no reason to be ashamed of it!

Is it necessary to get rid of pubic hair before giving birth? This is the question that many women ask themselves before the arrival of a baby. Whether for aesthetic reasons or simple modesty, some mothers plan to wax their bikini line before giving birth. So if the pain of hair removal worries you, don’t panic! Anna Roy, midwife indicates that “the pain of bikini waxing cannot cause labor. You need really strong pain. So I know it hurts and we cry sometimes. But no, it can’t cause labor.”

The specialist would also like to remind you that it is absolutely not necessary to wax: “There was a time when midwives and doctors were afraid of hair and we actually shaved on arrival in the room. ‘Childbirth, but that period is over. It’s not a subject, we don’t even see them.’

Another taboo associated with childbirth: the risk of not being able to hold back stools. Moreover, some women wonder if taking laxatives before giving birth is a (…)

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