“Having learnt my lesson the hard way – 30 hours of agonizing labour — the only natural thing about my second birth is that I didn’t get time to bikini wax first.”
Kathy Lette, on her advice for Kate re the impending British Royal birth, 17 July 2013 https://www.facebook.com/kathyletteauthor
It made me think of what Pip Middleton was famous for not wearing to her sister’s wedding…
The pregnant woman’s disregard to the maintenance of terrain below the bellybutton reminds me of my then-single girlfriend (two hours drive away) who promised to help at the birth of my first child.
When I rang to advise my labour had started I asked if she could bring some spare batteries for the camera and her swimmers if she wanted to help in the bath. She said she’d be there, just as soon as she’d ‘done’ her bikini area…!
I said something like “What for? The doctor’s not going to be looking at you!”
Her reply: “Well, you never know!”
Note: ‘swimmers’ refers to swimming costume, either one-piece or bikini.