Most often, combating excessive body hair during pregnancy is limited to shaving and waxing.
Some women have excessive body hair before they become pregnant and others develop the trait after pregnancy. There is no defined set of reactions that the body follows when pregnancy hormones are turned on full blast like they are during pregnancy. Most often, combating excessive body hair during pregnancy is limited to shaving and waxing.
Shaving is the safest of all pregnancy hair removal choices. Shaving off excess body hair does come with a negative side effect, however. Hair can grow back in thicker than before requiring more shaving.
Waxing is a safe choice as well, but comes with the chance of hair follicle infection. Hairs pulled out from the root take longer to grow back but will eventually grow back. While growing back, hair follicles can become ingrown and lead to an infection. Hair also has the possibility of growing back thicker than before.
Excessive body hair during pregnancy could be linked to hormone levels. The healthiest choice is to wait out the pregnancy and see if the excessive body hair thins out after giving birth. Be prepared however, the thinning out of body hair could take six months or more.