Midwives Get Real About Labor Pooping & Grooming -- & the Honesty Is Refreshing



When a woman reaches her third trimester of pregnancy, it's common for her to start freaking out about what's about to go down in the delivery room. She might wonder how long she'll be in labor, if she'll be able to stand the pain, and if everything will go smoothly. But many people don't realize that women also have other worries, namely what the heck to do about their pubic hair since they can't see over their pregnant bellies to shave. If that's you, good news. A midwife on Reddit just shared the lowdown on what birth professionals really think about pubes and the thread is hilariously informative.

  • So, what's the midwife, doctor, or nurse really thinking when a woman shows up with a full bush?

    An anonymous midwife gave all of the hairy details and the truth is, they don't care at all. As long as the baby can come out and they can safely put in stitches, she wrote, "we don't care if you're full bush, bald as a baby, or something exciting like a lightening bolt/vajazzled. I don't even notice any more."

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  • Her honest post attracted other healthcare professionals chiming in that they totally agreed and this is one less thing for mom to worry about.

  • Moms were so relieved to hear that they aren't expected to get a Brazilian wax or do shaving gymnastics at nine months pregnant.

  • As some moms revealed, by that point in pregnancy, things are pretty out of control on the pubic hair front.

  • Pregnant moms can't help it, okay? They've got beach balls attached to their abdomens.

  • But it wasn't just pubic hair that had moms panicked. Many asked about another potentially humiliating part of labor: pooping during delivery.

    Luckily, the midwife said health professionals really don't care about pooping either. As one nurse wrote, "Doesn't bother me unless you're throwing it at me."

  • Whether you're freshly shaved, furry like a raccoon, tattooed, or have some questionable bodily functions, your doctor, nurse, and midwife don't mind.

    So grow those pubes out like a 1980s hair band and get vajazzled if you want to. No matter what's going on downstairs, the professionals are there to make sure moms and babies stay healthy -- not to judge them.