Here's Why It's An Issue That Meghan Trainor Hyped Up Daryl Sabara For Shaving Her Before Her C-Section

    Shaving before a C-section can actually increase your risk of infection.

    Meghan Trainor is no stranger to getting into the details of bodily functions, but her latest interview about husband Daryl Sabara shaving her before her C-section runs the risk of normalizing something that can actually be harmful.

    The couple posing on the red carpet

    "He shaved everything," Meghan told People in a recent interview. "For the C-section, I don't know why, but I was like, 'I want a clear path. I want nothing in the way, so make sure it's gorgeous down there,' so they could see everything. And he did that for me."

    The couple kissing at a red carpet event

    Now, usually I would let this slide, but it's worth noting that 1) this is being written up uncritically, and 2) Meghan literally has a book about "pregnancy, birth, and new motherhood" coming out called Dear Future Mama where she wants to "help" people. So here goes: It is not recommended that you shave before a C-section.

    According to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, you should "not shave your abdomen, pubic area, or upper thighs for at least 1 week before your C-section." Why? Because it can actually lead to infections. Yep, shaving creates small nicks in your skin. If hair is going to be an issue, the medical team will clip it for you.

    I appreciate the sentiment behind what Meghan is saying, which is that Daryl is a supportive partner through the less glamorous side of giving birth. She said of her last postpartum experience, "He changed my diapers, he would take the bloody underwear for me and throw it away. ... I had a C-section; how do I bend down to pick up my underwear and my diapers? Because you have to wear diapers after."

    She continued, "And some husbands, some couples we talk to, they're like, 'He did what?'" There's a depressing side to this: Your partner helping you after literal surgery should be a given, IMHO! The idea that some "husbands" can't even handle a couple of adult diapers after their wife has had their uterus cut into is so utterly pathetic that I'll get off my soap box before this post turns into even more of a rant than it already is.

    TL;DR: I hope Meghan's birth goes well, and you probably shouldn't shave before your C-section.