If I can't ask y'all, IDK who to ask!!
I don't think it's "important".
Suzie, I'm not a BTDT, but I think it depends on you. Personally I NEVER shave there (my skin is too sensitive), but I will go to get waxed during the summer or before going on vaca. Since I want to go the midwife/homebirth route, I have absolutely no qualms about going into labor with a, LOL, full bush. My legs probably won't even be waxed (I don't shave anything except my pits).
If, however, you feel like it is important to you, I would go to get waxed rather than attempt to shave where you can't even see and barely reach . . . but if you feel comfortable shaving, and you feel like it is important to you, I'm sure there are other women who do do that.
But trust me, the doctors have seen everything. They don't care about how it looks, they just care if it is clean. Multiple Gyno's have told me that, hehe.
I can't shave down there using
Heehee, TMI, but DH trimmed that area for me when my belly got too big to see what I was doing.
Thanks, girls for all the advice!
In general, I prefer the area to have a "cleaned up" appearance.
I get Dh to trim every month once I can't see anymore. I'm thinking about letting him shave it - I did that once before and didn't have a problem with ingrowns. I read an article about using hair conditioner instead of shaving cream, using only a brand new razor and shaving in the direction of hair growth. Not sure if those helped or I was just lucky.