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How To Shave Your Legs While Pregnant


Updated June 25, 2014

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Shaving your legs while very pregnant can be hazardous to your health! Humorous but practical, here's the how to for those who dare...
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 30+ minutes

Here's How:

  1. Make sure you really need to shave your legs before even considering this option. If it's winter maybe you can just wear long pants!
  2. If you do need to shave, consider a mini-shave, say from the mid-calf down. Also great for winter shaving techniques!
  3. Get something to shave with like a shaving lotion or soap, something smooth enough to shave with, but thick enough not to run down your legs too quickly.
  4. I prefer the "sit on the edge of the tub" method. It saves your balance and provides the best view of all areas.
  5. I usually place a towel under my rear, for padding and non-slip efforts.
  6. Lather up and have a cup or bowl handy for pouring water onto your legs.
  7. Start shaving at the bottom. This way if you get too tired, you can stop and come back with as few people knowing as possible.
  8. Once you've done the calf of one leg, do the other calf.
  9. If you've made it this far you're truly dedicated to getting this done, or you must be in labor! Select a thigh and commence to shaving.
  10. Shave the other thigh if you're still hanging in there.
  11. Let someone else clean up any water or hair left in the tub! You deserve a break!


  1. If at all possible enlist the help of someone to shave your legs for you. Dads work really well, or a dear girlfriend!
  2. Avoid shaving in the shower, all joking aside it is easier to slip even when you're not pregnant.
  3. Use a new razor to avoid nicks and cuts from a dull blade. If it's been awhile since you've shaved you may need two!
  4. Consider using one of the wet/dry electric razors to prevent cutting yourself and allowing more freedom of location.

What You Need

  • shaving cream
  • towel
  • razor
  • water
  • drink

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