I'm just curious... how many of you wore makeup or intend on wearing makeup to the hospital / birthing centre when you delivered/deliver your baby? Whether it's a little bit or a lot, I am just interested what's the general consensus
I sort of see it like going to the gym - you want to be comfortable but then it would be nice to look back on those first photos and not think OMG I'm a sweaty/pale/whatever mess and wish I had worn a little mascara or whatever...
(I realise I sound like a vain person writing this post but I am really not, just curious! Promise!)
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04-07-2012 13:55 #1Senior Member
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Makeup when delivering
04-07-2012 14:03 #2
Not sure about wearing makeup during delivery I'm hoping for a water birth n runny mascara isn't a good look lol
But I have packed light powder n mascara for afterwards- and yes it may sound vain but I want a little powder on my face n nice lashes considering all the visitors n photos
Obviously depending how I feel but it's def packed!
04-07-2012 14:11 #3
I went to the hospital with bad contractions late at night so I had showered and taken off makeup etc. once I was in hospital I didn't once think about applying it.
But how about just some powder, bronzer and a little waterproof mascara? You won't need blush cos of all the pushing haha!
I'd highly rec having lip balm near the bed during labour cos lips get really really dry. Plus a hairbrush if u wanna tie your hair back nicely.
My sister applied powder just before she was gonna push lol. !
04-07-2012 14:17 #4
I didn't wear any makeup. I had a long labour and it wasn't really something I was thinking of at the time. I don't look back on my photo's and wish I had of spruced up, I see it for what it is. I was exhausted, red, sweaty and some of those photo's are my favourites.
As PP has mentioned, highly recommend a lip balm or paw paw ointment for lips during labour, mine were horribly dry and also bobby pins and hair ties. My hair was all over the shop and my sis had to pin it back for me. The midwife lent me a hair clip and I still have it .
I had some makeup packed but never used it when in hospital. I did put a little powder and mascara on when we left.
04-07-2012 14:18 #5
Make up was the last thing on my mind, plus I live in the shower during labour.
04-07-2012 14:20 #6Senior Member
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I like the idea of adding powder before pushing lol.
Definitely not vain OP, it's something I've thought about and definitely will have a full face if I need a planned c-section.
04-07-2012 14:22 #7
I didn't wear makeup but I made sure my hair was perfectly straightened lol. I have crazy frizzy curly hair and I didn't want that in our first photos with DD. I remember straightening my hair while crying in pain before I left to hospital lol.
04-07-2012 14:24 #8
I went into active labour after a couple of days of awful pre labour so hadnt worn make up in a few days but yeah when I was in labour I didnt think once about make up and didnt apply any during my time in the hospital. I dont see anything wrong with it though, purely an individual choice Oh and yeah my first photo holding DS is ghastly but eh theres only the one!
ETA: I did insist on brushing my hair that was one thing I found to be a neccessity!
04-07-2012 14:26 #9
I sweated so much during the pushing stage, no makeup would have stood up to that!
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