This is a discussion on Who gave birth recently at Thomson Medical Center within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Hi mummies, just wanna know if it is true that you will have your pubic area shaven before you deliver? ...
just wanna know if it is true that you will have your pubic area shaven before you deliver?
I will be delivering soon and my friend who gave birth at Thomson Medical Center last yr told me no matter what, the nurses or midwife or someone will have your pubic area shaven before you go into labour. I was told it cost me $10?
Hee... pls share with me your experience..thanks!
Adding on, are they rough when shaving?? Sometimes rough shaving may cut you and what kinda razor they use??
iwan2noe mummy, Im giving birth soon too.. Just wanna check with you, did you have really swollen feet? Mine looks like a rubber glove added with water and veins are visible. All my 5 toes cant even touch the floor. Could it due to long standing and walking??
the nurse who shaved me was quite gentle and seems 'experience' haha! but i feel very weird lorr, ppl shave for me LOL!! they use those normal cheapo disposable shaver haha!
btw i didnt suffer from any water rentention as in swollen feets at all during preg. but i do know that many mummies envounter that, esp during later stage of preg, around 1-2 mths before giving birth... try to rest more and dont stand or walk too much, it might help =)
If you dont't want them to shave you, you can go for waxing to remove all the hair first. My gynae said it's ok to go for waxing at a professional and hygienic place anytime after 37 weeks.
If you dont want to be shaved, you can talk to your doctor about it. I didnt, and i indicated it in my birth plan and my doctor agreed. I dont't want to put up with the itch when the hair grows back!
i also dind't notice that it charges us for the razor.. but i guess so. for me, i was only shaved at the 2 area beside the virgina, not the entire pubic hair.. so i guess it's ok.. And they shave before the inject the liquid for us to poo :P
hihi,i just gave birth at Thomson Medical Center last week. yup,the nurse will shave you...no worries,she is quite gentle...dont rem being charged for the 'service' but they have broken down the items to be charged....down to the antiseptic which you would have thought it's free.......
I also heard that we'll be given some liquid.
Last edited by adelynnlee1985; 21-07-2010 at 09:47 AM.
I did not knw i was charged for the shave. Haha.
Anyway, 1st time give birth, everything they tell me to do, i just nodded my head and did as told!
I think the more gross part is when they insert the liquid into your anus to clear your stomach.
They will tell you to try to hold your urge to poo so will poo more and clear more throughly otherwise baby might get infection.
Any idea how the liquid for pooing is given to us?
Will they give it to us in the toilet so we can poo in toilet as well?
Haa! I was too in pain and baby is cmg out so the nurse was unable to full preparation for me... Quite a hilarious experience.
Thx ivy miao!
the nurse pumped some liquid stuff with me lying on the bed. next min,i rushed to the toilet and flushed everything out! there's a shower attached in the toilet and a towel given to clean yourself up