Should I get a Brazilian wax even though I'm pregnant?

Ever wondered if it is safe to get a Brazilian wax while pregnant? We find out!

Mummies-to-be, have you ever wondered if it was safe for you to get a Brazilian wax while expecting? Before this little miracle happened, waxing down there was probably something you did occasionally to groom yourself (and feel sexy!). Just because you're pregnant, it doesn't mean that you should stop completely, unless your gynaecologist recommends you to do so.

We spoke to STRIP Singapore and they had shared with us what mums-to-be can expect if they decide to wax it all off down there. Check it out:

*Do always consult your gynaecologist first before proceeding with any treatment.

Has STRIP done waxing services for pregnant mothers before?

Yes, it is generally safe to have your wax treatment done after your 1st trimester. We do encourage pregnant women to consult their physician prior to their treatment.

How is the procedure like for pregnant mummies?

To ensure maximum comfort for our preggy mums, we have a special pillow that's placed under them to provide extra support for their backs. For the waxing of the crack area or the back of the legs, mummies-to-be are positioned on their side to ensure maximum comfort and support.

For those who find it uncomfortable to lay flat, we can adjust our electronic waxing bed to a 90 degree angle (similar to a sitting position) and proceed with waxing.

We are stringent in upholding our HSQ Mantra: Hygiene, Speed and Quality. We do not double dip the spatulas, and every customer will receive her/his personal STRIP Hygiene Pack.

Are there any other concerns that a preggy mum would have when considering a wax?

We highly recommend mums-to-be to consult their gynae before having the wax treatment done, but it is generally safe to have your treatment done after your 1st trimester (once your gynae gives you the green light).

Customers should inform us prior to the treatment if they have any of the following conditions:

  • Consumption or application of Accutane, Roaccutane, RetinA, VitaminB or AHA within the past 6 months
  • Have undergone radiation treatments (e.g. UV sun tanning), electrolysis or excessive sunbathing within the past one month
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have given birth by natural delivery in the past 3 months, or had a Caesarean delivery in the last 6 months
  • Have undergone an operation in the last 6 months
  • Have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure in the past month on the treatment area
  • Have sunburned, wind-burned, dry, chapped, irritated or broken skin or any open wounds on the treatment area
  • Have sores, warts, ulcers, moles, birthmarks or any tattoos on the treatment area