That special day has arrived… your due date! So who do you call… The beauty salon! Yes your this reading right, in recent times beauty salons have had a 10% increase in pre-birth treatments, So not only are mothers to be under pressure to breast feed, to have a natural birth, what to eat, what not to eat and the fear of childbirth itself. More and more mothers-to-be are crumbling to the medias obsession of picture perfect yummy mummy 3 seconds after you have just endured, blood, sweat and tears by pushing a water melon or two out of a 10cm hole. Being plucked, waxed, tanned and even blow dried for the occasion seems to be becoming the norm these days… But really? Should vanity be a priority, when it comes to labour?
My labour wasn’t pretty, but in the grand scheme of things I had an easy time! Don’t get me wrong I cried, shouted, swore and rolled around on the floor for a little while, refusing to go any further and telling/screaming at the midwife that under no circumstances was I having this baby without pain relief! Well…with Jasper making his imminent arrival three weeks early and within 90 minutes, I didn’t really have time for pain relief or to make myself look like Kate moss, So Instead I just looked at this little person laid in my arms, thinking O MY GOD, whilst my friend snapped away, and hoped for the best…or wait for the wonders of Photoshop either or!
My first picture of Jasper and I, I’m naked, hair on top of my head, have mascara running down my face, and three stone over weight! Not attractive, in fact I look horrendous! But do I care… Nope because when I look at that picture I see Love, happiness and a healthy baby, and that’s all that matters! So If I had the chance to do it all over again or if I’m lucky enough to have any more children, I think when it comes to being vain, I would be all over a bikini wax (ouch) not for me, but for the poor midwifes, enduring my Hairy Fairy during labour, now that cant be very pleasant for anybody involved! O and water proof mascara! That Is a MUST!
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