An expecting mom has been ridiculed for her plans to get “nightclub ready” before going into labour. The mom-to-be told the U.K. parenting forum, Netmums, she wants to “rock a full face of makeup” when she welcomes her first child.
Under the username Tami_T98, she wrote: “A few of my family members think I’m absolutely mad for wanting my makeup, tan, lashes and hair done for giving birth.
“I’m due to be induced on Tuesday I just wanted to see what you lovely ladies thought on the matter.”
The post quickly filled with comments from readers who said the idea was absurd.
“Yes I think you are mad. I am with your family on this. You are going to be giving birth not strutting your stuff in a nightclub,” wrote one commenter.
“No amount of tarting yourself up is going to make up for the fact that you’re about to crap yourself in front of a room full of strangers,” said another.
“By the time you have gone through your labour and delivered your baby not only will you not care what you look like but you will be hot, sweaty, you’re makeup will be smudged, hair everywhere and probably have your lashes stuck half way down your face…” warned another user.
“Knowing how long and exhausting it can be I just don’t think it is worth it. You may end up looking worse than you would if you just went natural in those first photos,” wrote one naysayer.
While someone else said, “I personally wouldn’t bother. You will get so sweaty in labour.”
“I had to tie my hair up I was so hot and all my makeup was smudgy. You get covered in blood (and possibly other things too!)”
But not everyone disagrees with the mom’s desire to look her best on the big day.
Professional makeup artist Alaha Majid, from New York, gave herself a full face of makeup between contractions back in February 2016.
“Yes, I was doing my makeup while I was in labour,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed.”