fIyyUNQpiQgVideo: Do Doctors Care if You Shave? Heather Hopson January 26, 2016 Health, Wellness & Religion, Mom Dear Diary, What goes through a gynecologist’s mind during an examination? Do doctors care if you shave in advance of a check up? I always wondered if my gynecologist paid attention to the details down there, or if it was all in my head. Nonetheless, I always ensured I was freshly shaved and showered before my annual exams. Well, I take that back. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t see my feet, let alone, well you know! Pick the Right Razor Of course, finding the right razor is key. A lot of women are pretty sensitive and become easily irritated. Some razors are made specifically to trim your bikini line. Often, there’s a higher cost attached, but isn’t it worth it? Prep Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine Before you use the razor, soak in warm water, which is said to make your shaving go much smoother. You can also use an unscented shaving cream, or one made especially for sensitive skin. (This is important, since a lot of women get yeast infections or slight odors when they use fragranced soaps, shaving creams or shower gels.) Shave in One Direction Growing up, my mom always told us to shave in the direction that your hair grows. This can prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. If you have dry skin, moisturize with a fragrance-free lotion or cream. If you’re not super sensitive, I prefer to use hair removal creams, like Nair. And if you’re brave, you can get waxed. I’m a scaredy cat though! I picture the woman from the movie the 40-year-old Virgin yelling We Need More Wax and giving me a complex. Recently, we sat down with Dr. Robert (the brilliant OBGYN who delivered my baby) to dish about shaving. Hey DFTM Fam–Are you worried about what goes through your doctors head during an examination? Do you have any shaving tips & tricks? Be sure to join the conversation on social media! Tweet @dearmomdiary using #TMITuesdays. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.