Women feel a lot of pressure to look good in all situations, but during childbirth couldn’t possibly be one of them, right?
Some women are getting themselves all dolled up before giving birth, so they can look good in the photos with their newborn.
CAN WE TAKE A MOMENT TO REALIZE THAT MY SISTER IS DOING HER MAKEUP DURING LABOR pic.twitter.com/OcNfqJnQxe
— Darby Sims (@DaarbyMichelle) March 7, 2014
Yes, that hashtag above says #glamduringlabor. Okay…
Here are some more examples of this phenomenon.
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Well during my first false alarm I at least got to get myself glam with my new @modabrush Mythical Perfecting Pixie Kit! I love how cute and girly their brushes are and they are so adorable! PLUS if you use my code LINDSAY you get an extra 10% off! ❤️💖 What are you all up today? I’m back at home counting contractions 🙄🤷🏼♀️ PHOTO CRED: my hubby @_jake_bryan_ • • • • • #modamythical #modabrushes #modabrush #makeupbrushes #glam #hospitalglam #motd #babyontheway #babygirl #mamatobe #bumpin #babybump #makeuptutorial #babymama #pregnancyjourney #babybump #pregnantbelly #babyinside #preggers #pregnantlife #inspirepregnancy #3rdtrimester #40weekspregnant #bloggerstyle #royallangnickel
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. 3 days ago I got a phone call from my sis in law at 2am saying she had her first contraction. So I jumped on the next plane out of Adelaide to be by her side ASAP! I arrived at 12pm and her contractions had fully slowed down and she was a bit stressed so I said let me do your makeup. Half way through doing her makeup she was so relaxed that her contractions sped up to every few mins and we then had to race to the hospital – She was 7cm dilated! I think I’m onto something here… Getting your makeup done whilst in labour relaxes you, speeds up the process and you look good 🤣 Thank you @belinda.campbell.338 for inviting me to the labour, it was such an honour and was so beautiful watching my nephew come into this world 🙏🏼💕 #labour #contractions #birth #pregnant #pregnantbelly #labourmakeup
People were divided on this issue on social media.
Not gonna lie, I was worried about my makeup during labor 😂 #girlcode
— Meghan White (@MeeghanWhite) May 8, 2013
Pregnancy isn't even about pregnancy anymore, it's about how cute you can look & if you got poppin makeup during labor 😭
— * (@Juicyhayy) August 13, 2016
We live in a world where women feel the need to explain why they don't have a full face of makeup during labor on an insta post pic.twitter.com/MxVNAVLUFF
— fleekitona (@Sabtheteenageb) August 24, 2017
I cringe everytime i see a women posting pictures like this one after they deliver. Giving soon to be mamas unrealistic expectations how birthing should look like makes my blood boil. pic.twitter.com/KeUgmPJZb9
— paulette (@pauletteeal) October 5, 2018
researching water birth and one of the "cons" listed is that your makeup will wear off faster… who the heck wears makeup during labor???
— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) April 26, 2013
How sad. I gave birth to five children with no thought for what I looked like afterwards. Women you are never more beautiful or strong than in the triumphant elation after giving birth to your baby https://t.co/qnEwqE7hMn
— Michelle Bowen (@MystiqueTheta) May 2, 2019
Hey, to each their own, but this just seems kind of weird to me…
How do you feel about it? Sound off in the comments!