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Did you wear makeup in labour?

(88 Posts)
MakiJ Wed 14-Dec-16 07:19:26

flowersstarflowersstar did anyone wear makeup during labour? Well, probably makeup is the last thing on my mind but wanted to know everyone's opinion / experience fblush

DrSeuss Wed 14-Dec-16 07:21:19

No. If you are wearing it when you go into labour, fair enough. But you will be very unlikely to put it on when it all kicks off!

MrsGB2015 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:22:38

I put on some mascara before I went into hospital. I had a water birth and it was quite steamy so I had mascara running down my face!

QuilliamCakespeare Wed 14-Dec-16 07:22:39

Nope. I showered and took mine off as soon as my contractions started. It was 10pm though anyway. It doesn't matter if you already have it on and can't be arsed taking it off but I definitely wouldn't bother putting any on for the big event. Labour is sweaty, painful and raw. You might well end up covered in streaky mascara. It'll be the furthest thing from your mind at the time!

BigGreenOlives Wed 14-Dec-16 07:23:08

No, with first child was in labour for 50 hours (contractions 2 mins apart or closer the whole time), child 2 born 45 mins after getting to hospital, had had a normal day at home with oldest child. Child 3 waters broke in night, no contractions, induced. Really wasn't a priority any of the times.

JellyWitch Wed 14-Dec-16 07:23:52

Yes with my second, because I had put some concealer and mascara on that morning. I wouldn't have done it especially for labour though!

1two3 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:24:07

Oh my you will end up looking a right mess by the time it's all over . What's the bloody point it's not exactly date night is it fconfused

MrTumblesbitch Wed 14-Dec-16 07:24:16

I woke up thinking I had a bleed, so showered and put make up on to goto hospital. Ds was born 2 hours later. I'm pretty sure I screamed and sweated so much it came off though!

ChittyBB Wed 14-Dec-16 07:25:30

I did the second time after I had an eoidural and was pain free. I couldn't feel anything so I made myself up, did my hair and did a crossword. The other labours were nothing like that and make up WA the last thing on my mind.

Heatherbell1978 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:30:53

I wouldn't imagine anyone would put on make up especially for labour if that's what you're asking?! I didn't as I went into labour during the night but I guess if I'd started labouring in the middle of the afternoon I might have a bit on. I had a 'no photos of me ' rule afterwards anyway...

MrsRyanGosling15 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:31:18

Yes! Although I have had 3 sections. I had my hair and eyebrows done the week before. I had my nails painted and tan on (just a few days of dove) and my make up on. With dc2 I went into labour and made my dh help me put some make up on during contractions. bar my dh and dm I don't think anyone has really seen me without make up on.

MrsRyanGosling15 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:32:43

not during contractions, in between contractions.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 14-Dec-16 07:35:03

Mrs wow, you are lucky they let you keep it on. I went in for pre-op the other day and was told expressly no make up or fake tan so they can monitor pallor, and definitely can nails and toenails for checking oxygen sats.

JacquelineChan Wed 14-Dec-16 07:36:24

Yes because ds was born on valentines day and we'd booked a restaurant for when dp got home from work. I made a special effort because I was feeling so huge. Nails , hair , full make up , nice jewellery.
Had a shockingly quick labour ( never made it to the restaurant ) and the first photos looked great with me all made up !
The next 6 months not so haha

MrsRyanGosling15 Wed 14-Dec-16 07:50:07

Whatthe I'm a nurse in the hospital I gave birth in and my best friend was actually my anaesthetist! There really is no reason why you can't have makeup and tan on during a section. Also with pulse oxtrimerty most accepted research shows a minimal difference in painted and unpainted nails.

ButtMuncher Wed 14-Dec-16 07:52:56

I had mascara on but had a section. Made no difference; I looked like a fat, sweaty mess as the temp was 33c outside and I was beyond out of it on meds. I hate pictures of me after having my son.

ByTheNine Wed 14-Dec-16 08:06:55

I kept my makeup on both times, and thanks to tubing mascara and relatively straightforward labours it was pretty much intact at the end. The delivery rooms in my local hospital were (very noisily!) air conditioned so wasn't very sweaty either time despite being in the summer.

Nikki2ol6 Wed 14-Dec-16 09:39:30

My labour was induced so that morning I got ready as I normally would do so yes I wore my normal make up but after 17 hours I looked a state and it was the last thing on my mind all I wanted was my baby out and a nap lol

SockQueen Wed 14-Dec-16 09:55:51

No, but then I don't wear make-up most days anyway. I can categorically say that nobody at the hospital will care!

EdithWeston Wed 14-Dec-16 10:12:18

No, because I don't generally wear make up.

And I don't think labour is an occasion you need to style yourself for grin

Winegumaddict Wed 14-Dec-16 10:12:25

No for DD1 as it all kicked off overnight. I did for DD2 as it all started a lunchtime and I'd put some on that morning. I was in the pool so it might not have lasted though although she was born 6hrs later so some might have stayed on.

ifonly4 Wed 14-Dec-16 10:17:27

I wouldn't put make up on for labour, just not worth it. The midwives and doctors are going to be more concerned with looking at other parts to make sure you're okay, rather than looking at your face.

YouMeanYouForgotCranberriesToo Wed 14-Dec-16 10:21:45

Yes, I put full make up on in between contractions for number 2. Can't remember with dd1. I'm pretty sure that by the time dd2 was born all the make up had gone, but it made me feel better somehow to put it on.

frikadela01 Wed 14-Dec-16 10:26:25

I didnt however had asked for no pictures of me until I'd had a chance to brush my hair and put mascara on. In the end dp just took one with my hair all sweaty to my head and me looking like actual shit. Surprisingly its one of my favourite photos of me and Ds because I can instantly remember the euphoric feeling I had when it was taken.

Spottyladybird Wed 14-Dec-16 10:26:48

No! Although as we left for hospital both times I've grabbed my make up bag, not sure why!

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