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View Poll Results: Waxing during Pregnancy in First Trimester?
Yes - I would wax during first trimester 68 73.12%
No - I wouldnt wax during first trimester 25 26.88%
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I voted yes - 13-03-07, 01:56 AM

I would wax during pregnancy and would see no reason not to.As Gillian said the pain threshold is different but i see no reason not to.
However i have found it difficult waxing clients at the last trimester! o
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13-08-07, 05:32 PM

Hmmmm - one of my regular ladies rang to book her wax today. Now this lady has almost a full body wax and has coarse, dark hair. I am aware from mutual acquaintances that she is now in the early stages of pregnancy and something made me think that I would ring my insurance company before confirming her appt. At the back of my mind was a nagging feeling that maybe this wasnt such a good idea for her as she isnt blessed with weak hairs ! I put myself in her place and in her condition and thought ouch !

The insurers tell me that I cannot wax her until after the birth of the baby without written consent from doctor or midwife. I must admit I was surprised somewhat as I was thinking 'first trimester at most'. Reason given (I asked) was that she will be more sensitive and that it would be possible that firm pressusre could be put on her abdomen during parts of the treatment. In any case it was a certain no no.

I feel very sorry really - of course I must abide by my insurance companies rules but somehow feel that I will be letting my client down. I know she will not be expecting this and will likely feel that she is being penalised for being pregnant. Of course I wouldnt dream of putting my client at any kind of risk and now Im thinking that little nagging voice was there for a reason or I wouldnt have rung with my quiery in the first instance.

Maybe she will decide to approach her surgery for a letter of consent. Just thought it might interest some peeps for future ref.
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13-08-07, 07:33 PM

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I would, i don't know of any reason why it would cause any problems. As someone said your'e onlt pulling out hairs.
In my first trimester i didn't know i was pregnant, and went on a plane, smoked far too many ciggies and got very very drunk most weekends until i found out.
My little girl turned out just fine, thankfully, if i'd have known i wouldn't have done any of those things, but it wouldn't stop me de-fuzzing!!
exactly!!!!

I always wonder about those over cautous people and how they compare to those that carry on as normal and dont even know they are pregnant!!!
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15-07-08, 08:06 PM

I would not have a wax if I was in my first trimester of pregnancy I think it would be tooo risky.
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16-07-08, 11:36 AM

I wouldnt wax through any stage of pregnancy unless i had a doctors note to cover me if something did go wrong.I have had quite a few pregnant ladies that have come through my door for waxing and have explained to them that it is in their best interest to get a doctors note.I have it then,stappled to their record card just incase.
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16-07-08, 12:00 PM

I fail to see how pulling hair out of skin can affect a pregnancy in any way! As long as you are hygienic and do not use oils that are contraindicated there will be no problem. The client just needs to follow the aftercare. The only reason for not doing it would be if the client was prone to infected ingrown hairs.
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16-07-08, 03:49 PM

My friend came to be a model for me at college and she told me she was 5 - 6 weeks pregnant, she had a facial, ebt, elt, full leg wax, bikini wax, under arm wax and top lip wax all in the same day, I told our teacher she was 5 - 6 weeks pregnant and she said it was fine to do all treatments.

Any way she did have a miscarriage and was told it happened about 5 - 6 weeks into pregnancy, She has not in the slightest way mentioned the treatments she had, she is a nurse and knows how common miscarriages are, but I do ofter think to myself about the treatments and if they were anything to do with it!

Before I would have thought nothing about waxing during pregnancy,as I can't possibly see how it would cause any damage at all, but after this experience I think I would refrain from doing them at all now during pregnancy I think it has just un nerved me a little.
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16-07-08, 10:26 PM

Yes I would wax during pregnancy. Just like waxing when you are menstruating, being pregnant will leave you more sensitive during and after your wax. As long as your client knows this and is happy to procede then go for it.
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16-07-08, 10:35 PM

I would for sure. Let's face it, a lot of people don't know they're pregnant for several weeks anyway.
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17-07-08, 02:13 PM

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My friend came to be a model for me at college and she told me she was 5 - 6 weeks pregnant, she had a facial, ebt, elt, full leg wax, bikini wax, under arm wax and top lip wax all in the same day, I told our teacher she was 5 - 6 weeks pregnant and she said it was fine to do all treatments.

Any way she did have a miscarriage and was told it happened about 5 - 6 weeks into pregnancy, She has not in the slightest way mentioned the treatments she had, she is a nurse and knows how common miscarriages are, but I do ofter think to myself about the treatments and if they were anything to do with it!

Before I would have thought nothing about waxing during pregnancy,as I can't possibly see how it would cause any damage at all, but after this experience I think I would refrain from doing them at all now during pregnancy I think it has just un nerved me a little.
This is not anything to do with the treatments it is just a coincidence, please don't worry about it. I have many healthy clients who have continued with treatments while pregnant and have healthy babies.
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10-02-09, 04:17 PM

im in my first try and i will wax. waxing and beauty treatments doesnt effect pregnancy.
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12-02-09, 06:12 PM

I have waxed from the first week all the way through to the day before delivery. As a beauty therapist there is nothing that we do (or should do) that can have an effect on pregnancy.

There are theories about different essential oils that are unsafe to use, but the reality is unless someone is either immersing themselves in pure oil for a long time every day, or ingesting large amounts on a daily basis there is no problem with this either.

There are also (in the states) theories that we shouldn't use galvanic while the moms-to-be trot off to the doctors for ultrasound.
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13-02-09, 01:22 AM

care should always be taken when using essential oils...Lavender essential oil is a known emmenagogue which means it can bring on labour as is rosemary,.marjoram,juniper, frankinscenceroman and German chamomile. This list is only a few of the oils which should be avoided, there are many more. It is important to speak to a qualified Aromatherapist before undertaking the use of any essential oils.

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13-02-09, 08:38 AM

I was reading a book the other day that reccomended Lavender for pregnancy unless they had suffered previous miscarriage!!

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care should always be taken when using essential oils...Lavender essential oil is a known emmenagogue which means it can bring on labour as is rosemary,.marjoram,juniper, frankinscenceroman and German chamomile. This list is only a few of the oils which should be avoided, there are many more. It is important to speak to a qualified Aromatherapist before undertaking the use of any essential oils.

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13-02-09, 01:21 PM

In my mind I think it depends on the clients general state of health and well being. The other thing is to be mindful of the clients position especially in later stages of pregnancy so they are not uncomfortable or putting any undue strain on themselves. Miscarriages unfortunately do happen and I guess we always go over why it could of happened but I cannot see if a client is well informed and in good health with stable blood pressure why it cannot be carried out. There is a simiiar thing about having your hair coloured in pregnancy but I carried on having hilights when I had my son as it made me feel better rather than feeling like a huge lump!
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