Is it safe to get a bikini wax?

Yes, bikini waxes are considered safe during your pregnancy; however, if you are in your second or third trimesters you should avoid doing any activities that require lying on your back for long periods of time because it can cause lightheadedness or even fainting. Read more: Can lying on your back hurt baby?

If you are expecting, this area may be more sensitive during pregnancy, and it is important to note that there is no medical need or preference for the area to be waxed prior to delivery.

Sarah Elizabeth Little, MD, MPH, is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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