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Lippy on to give birth?!

(40 Posts)
Jac1978 Wed 20-Mar-13 14:19:59

Just caught up with One Born Every Minute on Sky Plus and couldn't believe that girl turning up in full make up to give birth! Is it me or is this incredibly vain?!! My looks were the last thing I was worried about but I asked another mum about this and she said she insisted in packing her hair dryer when she went to the hospital snd had her bikini line waxed as near to the due date as poss! Am I missing something - does everyone worry about what they look like after giving birth?!

MamaBlue4 Wed 20-Mar-13 19:46:23

Never wore it during it my home birth, but my DH waxed me a week before due dates.

For twins I just stuck my hair up and shoved in my headphones, I couldn't care less what I looked like but afterwards when my family visited, I did my hair and got dressed.

Pascha Wed 20-Mar-13 19:54:59

Ds1 was at night so the most I did was slick some Vaseline on my dry lips. Ds2 wasdaytime at home so it really didn't seem necessary. If I was going in for planned birth I absolutely would wear mascara/lip stuff etc.

Pascha Wed 20-Mar-13 19:58:04

Also, and I think this point is relevant here, I most certainly would have makeup handy if I knew there were TV cameras about...

Pudgy2011 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:14:46

I had 10 hours sleep, did my hair and make up, got ready for work and DS decided to make his appearance 5 hours later.
Pretty damn glad I had a newborn who cooperated with my day in honesty, I had no qualms in putting those pics on facebook!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 20-Mar-13 20:26:42

I was in too much pain to care.

BabyMakesTheBellyGoRound Thu 21-Mar-13 13:21:28

I had an elcs on my last baby so I had my extensions in,tan on and make up done. All my other newborn pics I looked terrible and ill and I look fab and refreshed for the last ones.

rrreow Thu 21-Mar-13 17:35:34

If I knew I was going to be on TV I might make a bit more of an effort with my appearance going into labour. Personal preference though, I'm generally not really the type of person to 'put on my face' for the public, but I know there are many people who wouldn't leave the house without makeup on.

I don't think it affects the labour experience grin

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Thu 21-Mar-13 19:24:27

I'll need my straighteners blush I look an utter mess without them! Not bothered about make up, but I feel properly grotty if my hair isn't done. Won't bother with a hair dryer though as my hair takes forever to dry even with a dryer and I'd be too self conscious about the noise I was making.

lolalotta Thu 21-Mar-13 19:54:13

Do bikini waxes kill when you're pregnant???

MamaBlue4 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:13:43

lolalotta If it did, I couldn't tell the difference. Except when DH did it but I secretly think he wanted revenge from the times when I waxed his brows haha.

littleducks Thu 21-Mar-13 20:27:55

I wouldn't put make up in for a trip to hospital especially not nail polish as then it becomes a problem having to remove it if something goes wrong and you need to go to theatre.

If I was going to be filmed on a documentary my viewpoint may have been different!

PastaBeeandCheese Thu 21-Mar-13 20:35:42

I took make up with me. I had a fit of baby blues the day after having DD as she wasn't feeding and I'd had a bit of a weep. My inlaws were due to visit and I felt so much better after 5 minutes in the bathroom washing my face, brushing my hair and putting a bit of mascara on.

Felt much more relaxed looking more like me and got DD latched on after that. Not saying it was the mascara (!) but whatever makes you feel better is important.

ElliesWellies Fri 22-Mar-13 23:21:05

I don't watch OBEM but... sounds like she might have put the make-up on for the cameras? If so that is quite funny, being really worried about what your face looks like whilst allowing the nation to watch you giving birth...

ElliesWellies Fri 22-Mar-13 23:21:40

Oh, and I think I had make-up on because I'd been wearing it that day, before I went into labour.

thezebrawearspurple Sat 23-Mar-13 21:09:25

I turned up to the hospital freshly showered, hair styled, full makeup, jewellery, perfume fully intending to pop the baby out and look beautiful in the first photos. Looked horrific by the end of it but was fully freshened and made up by visitor time. Left the hospital as groomed as I went in. I've always been very vaingrin

They can't be too vain if they're prepared to let strangers see them look sweaty and puffy, nobody looks good in labour.

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