Do I Need to Shave my Pubic Hair Before Birth?
Cultural and societal norms around beauty and pubic hair often cause body image shame and embarrassment if we choose not to shave or wax. Patients often ask their doctor if they should shave before an appointment and apologize to the midwife for having hair "in the way". When it comes to birth, one of the most intimate and vulnerable times in our lives when our bodies are shifting and changing dramatically, there can be lots of anxiety around pubic hair grooming. Do you need