This beauty blogger turned her labor room into a makeup studio, find out why?
Child Birth is a very special thing that women experience. But howsoever beautiful this moment may be, the fact that it might take hours and hours for the labor pains to end make it a very painful experience too. The mother-to-be goes through all of that for the baby. Since the contractions may come and go like shooting pains, most women opt for an epidural injection, which numbs the body below the waist, so that the child birth happens painlessly for them. But some brave-hearts go for the natural method and to distract themselves from the jaw clenching and potentially mind-numbing pain, they do things they like to do, like knitting, or reading or anything that can take their minds off the pain. This beauty blogger chose to do the something in order to keep her mind off the contraction pains and her choice was…well…. unusual to say the least! Find out for yourself…
1 Who is the woman?
The woman goes by the name Alaha Majid, who is a makeup artist from the New York City. She recently became an internet sensation after pictures of her putting on makeup in the labor room were shared by her on her Instagram account.
Majid is a makeup expert and beauty blogger with hundreds of followers on various social media platforms. Her Instagram account has more than 84,000 followers who follow her various makeup tips and product reviews.
2 Things she packed for her hospital stay
Recently, Majid was hospitalized as she was about to give birth to her child. She went on to document all her time in the labor room, applying makeup to herself. ‘I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed,’ she wrote, explaining that she had a completely natural birth.
She had brought all of her makeup items in bags with herself. These items included two pots of makeup brushes, a 35 color eye shadow palette, some fake eyelashes and a contouring kit and liquid lipsticks. Even her husband helped her out when the contractions got intense and at times he himself applied makeup when the she couldn’t do it.
3 Reasons for the makeup
Though she said that she wanted to look good when her daughter would look at her for the very first time, Majid actually used the talent of her makeup skills in order to keep her mind off the painful contractions. Contractions during the childbirth can be very painful and Majid’s way of keeping herself busy in doing something that she loved helped her out. She had actually asked her doctor also, whether she could do makeup or not and they didn’t seem to mind as it would take her mind off the pain and it did. She really believes that women should not be miserable during childbirth and should indulge in doing things they like as long as their doctors are fine with that!
There are pictures in which Alaha is seen holding a sponge in the shape of an egg to mix and blend the makeup around her eyes, while sitting on her bed. The table in front of her is full of cups which hold her make-up brushes, foundations and some cosmetic covered paper tissues.
There is also a pitcher of ice cubes for her to suck on and stay hydrated during the contractions.
4 The makeup artists’ baby
Her daughter was born on February 15 and she named her Sofia Alaya Karimi. Pictures of her applying the makeup during her time in the labor have gone viral. Alaha Majid has not shared the photo of her newborn daughter’s face because of religious beliefs; though there is a photo of Alaha holding the new born close to her and certainly looks like a content mother.
“Now many of you are probably wondering about this picture, LOL [laughing out loud]! It was taken the minute she was first handed to me after I delivered her, look at her little head in my palm,’ she wrote, admitting that she did go ‘full glam’ to welcome her daughter into the world.” said Alaha on being asked about her makeup routine during the contractions.
This yummy mummy certainly brought her child in a different and beautiful manner. The beauty blogger seems to be really happy and is enjoying the sweet phase of motherhood.