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Mum-to-be receives backlash for scheduling a fake tan and eyelash extensions before giving birth

She just wanted to look her 'absolute best.'
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An expecting mum has been slammed online after taking to a parenting blog to announce that she was going to ‘rock a full face of makeup’ and get her hair styled before going into labour. 

The mother, who wrote under the username Tami_T98 made the revelation on Netmums, a parenting blog.

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.’

Tami’s post was met with a divided opinion. 

One mother wrote, ‘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.’

Another added, ‘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.’ 

‘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!),’ another disapproving mother wrote. 

A New York based make-up artist, Alaha Majid, was met with criticism online after posting to Instagram an image of herself doing her makeup while she was in labour. 

Yes, I was doing my makeup while I was in labour!’ she wrote. ‘I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed.’

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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