Shaving your legs while very pregnant can be hazardous to your health! Humorous but practical, here's the how to for those who dare...
Time Required: 30+ minutes
- 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!
- If you do need to shave, consider a mini-shave, say from the mid-calf down. Also great for winter shaving techniques!
- 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.
- I prefer the "sit on the edge of the tub" method. It saves your balance and provides the best view of all areas.
- I usually place a towel under my rear, for padding and non-slip efforts.
- Lather up and have a cup or bowl handy for pouring water onto your legs.
- 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.
- Once you've done the calf of one leg, do the other calf.
- 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.
- Shave the other thigh if you're still hanging in there.
- Let someone else clean up any water or hair left in the tub! You deserve a break!
- If at all possible enlist the help of someone to shave your legs for you. Dads work really well, or a dear girlfriend!
- Avoid shaving in the shower, all joking aside it is easier to slip even when you're not pregnant.
- 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!
- Consider using one of the wet/dry electric razors to prevent cutting yourself and allowing more freedom of location.
What You Need
- shaving cream