Getting Glam for the Delivery Room

Yes, getting dolled up for delivery is a thing (and it’s perfect for that first photo with baby!). Hear how other moms primped before childbirth.
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Updated May 8, 2017
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“I waxed, gave myself a pedi and dyed my hair and got it trimmed before the birth.” — Cassie V.

“I’m so glad I did my hair and makeup and wore some bling. I got so many compliments from people saying that I looked good and that my makeup looked professionally done. It made me feel better, even though I really felt terrible!” — Heather H.

“I did my makeup, shaved my legs and put my hair up for delivery.” — Natalie I.

“When my contractions started getting worse, I took a shower and got ready. I thought if I felt better overall, I would get through it more easily. My doctor even noticed and asked me, ‘Did you do your hair and makeup before you came here?’ The first photos with baby don’t look entirely awful!” — Nicole V.

“With my last child, I did my hair and makeup. I gave birth in the middle of the night, but since I had a short labor, everything stayed intact! It was awesome, and I’d do it again.” — Bethany B.

“I had my second child via planned c-section, so heck yeah, I did my makeup.” — Jenny R.

“I got my hair and nails done, plus I always have on gloss.” — Patrice F.

“I did it so I would feel better. I always feel better when I think I look my best.” — Terese T.

“I was scheduled for an induction with my second son. I showered and had my makeup and hair done, because when I gave birth to my first son, I looked haggard in our pictures together. All the nurses came in to see us and were astounded at how I looked. They kept joking that it didn’t even look like I’d just gone through labor.” — Tammy L.

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“The week of my due date, I got a massage, a mani/pedi and a facial.” — Maggie B.

“I’m pregnant with my first child, and I plan on doing my hair and makeup. Maybe I’ll thrown on some leopard-print heels for kicks.” — Brenda C.

“I took a quick shower and luckily had just shaved and groomed the VIP section. My hair was pulled back into a bun, and I put on a little concealer after the epidural.” — Celina C.

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