Women around the world are getting dolled up in the hospital right before giving birth. Half get a pedicure or manicure beforehand, a third opt for a blow-dry or spray tan.
There are a few joyous events in life where looking great is the definitely the last thing on your mind, and you may believe that conceiving an offspring would undoubtedly be one of them, however, not for these fashion-savvy moms!
Various surveys have discovered that 68 percent of British ladies had applied make-up on the day they conceived an offspring, on account of the tremendous pressure of looking good in their post-childbirth photograph for their social media accounts.
According to surveys, 66% of moms-to-be, aged between 18 to 31, will likewise put resources into beauty treatments ahead of their big day, with half getting nail trims or pedicures, and a third choosing shower tans and blow-drys.
Furthermore, it appears as though post-birth beautification is a worldwide trend if these Instagram snaps, shared by new moms from around the globe, are anything to believe. Some shared photographs of themselves perfecting their contouring in the middle of contractions, while others went for the full glitz squad treatment when their new arrival was securely conceived.
In 2016, a makeup artist from New York named Alaha Karimi stood out as truly newsworthy after she shared three pictures of herself getting ready for labor and applying her foundation. She later uncovered that she did the makeup to divert herself from the contractions.
"I went to the hospital at 7:30 a.m., and I was in labor for a total of 10 hours that day," she told ABC News at the time. "I had an epidural around 8:30 or 9:00 a.m., so when it started to wear off, I needed something to distract myself from the pain."
Karimi, who does makeup for brides-to-be joked that if the makeup that she did could endure her wedding-day that was loaded with tears and giggling, it could definitely withstand labor. On Instagram, a makeup artist called Tegan Woodford, from Mermaid Beach on Queensland's Gold Coast likewise uncovered that she completed a makeover for her sister-in-law amid labor to help her cope with the pressure.
"I got a phone call from my sis-in-law at 2 am saying she had her first contraction," she added, clarifying that she had hopped on the next plane to Adelaide. At the point when Tegan arrived, her sister-in-law's contractions had slowed down, so she had the capacity to concentrate on having her makeup done.
"Halfway through doing her makeup she was so relaxed that her contractions sped up to every few minutes, and we then had to race to the hospital," Tegan recalled. "She was seven centimeters dilated. I think I’m onto something here. Getting your makeup done whilst in labor relaxes you, speeds up the process and you look good."