Quote from VivaLasViejas
Twenty-odd years ago, I gave birth to our fourth child in full makeup, but it wasn't intentional.......I was merely fortunate enough to have had the time to bathe, shave, and put my face on before I went to the hospital. However, my looks didn't matter one whit to me when they put that baby on my belly after 7 hours of unmedicated labor and an easy delivery, and he held his head up and looked around
the delivery room---all that mattered to me was HIM. And I'm sure it's the same way with the vast majority of new moms, no matter how dialed-in they are to pop culture. I wouldn't worry too
much about this trend.
I just picture even more, dare I say unnecessary, people in the room for staff to trip over. And if they are doing hair and nails, are they bringing in hairsprays and nail sealants (you know, the stuff we are not allowed to use ourselves?)
This whole piece, for me, points out that it's not about the baby at all....but about the attention the mom gets/wants. My DIL tells me about a new show called Pregnant in Heels (Bravo starting Tuesday I think)....same idea. Designer moms, designer babies. Might be interesting, but I will keep an emesis basis handy!
I don't see it being a big problem where I work, but at the big places? It sounds they are already on board.