A midwife has offered some helpful advice to women about their concerns around pubic hair and giving birth.
Sharing her advice on Reddit, the midwife reassured women that they really don’t need to worry about their pubic hair during childbirth.
“We don’t even notice so long as you have showered in the last week,” she wrote.
“As long as the baby can come out, we don’t care it you’re full bush, bald as a baby or something exciting like a lightening bolt/vajazzled.”
“It doesn’t affect stitches or anything to do with our work,” she explained, adding that if the woman requires a caesarean section the incision site will be shaved with a sterilised razor anyway.
“Please don’t get yourself into an uncomfortable position trying to do something for us, cause we won’t even notice,” the midwife added.
A few replies to the post thanked the woman for her reassurance, but the majority of the replies were actually questions.
Genital piercings were a popular topic, with several people asking if they’d have to take their own out to give birth.
“I’ve had both in and out, sometimes they can’t get the piercing out,” the midwife wrote.
“I haven’t had one rip out yet… but it’s definitely a possibility.”
Another person added – “As an ob/gyn – 100% agreed. And it’s not only pubic hair… hemorrhoids, interesting tattoos and piercings in your nether areas… anyone who’s been delivering babies for a few years has seen it all. Aside from safety and some basic hygiene, it really doesn’t bother us.”
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