(Closed) Anyone else worried about taking pictures in the hospital?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A friend of mine had a photographer come to the hospital later that day after the delivery. She had a chance to shower and put on a pair of cute pajamas and they took pics with their newborn. She didn’t put makeup on or anything (maybe foundation?)They actually turned out great though. They’re really beautiful and totally worth it.

Post # 4
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope.  I wasn’t worried in the least.  I guess it’s kind of the one time in a woman’s life when she is beautiful no matter WHAT she actually looks like.  The work of carrying a baby, of birthing a baby, it is beautiful and it is very hard.

I get not wanting to look like a raccoon, but I think having a snapshot of the moment or day you went from being a couple to being parents IS gorgeous, and having your hair in place won’t make or break the moment.

Post # 5
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, I didn’t have any photos taken of me until I was about 2 weeks post-partum. Not saying that’s the right decision, mind you… 😛

Post # 6
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014


My mom was a cosmetologist. When her water broke she took a shower, blew out her giant 80s hair, and put a full face of makeup on before leaving for the hospital for fear of photos.

I was born THE NEXT DAY and her makeup was melted off her face and her hair was flat. I’ve never given birth – but my mother is the vainest person I’ve ever met. I believe vanitymight go out the window during & after labor…

Post # 7
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I get unsettled when people look great 10 minuts after popping out a baby!

I’m assuming I’ll look like crap for mine. I’ve made peace with that!

Darling Husband has a picture taken 5 minutes after he was born. His mom is STILL obviously sweaty in the picture. I love it!

Post # 9
6887 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry my appearance was the LAST thing on my mind when I went into labor early and had my son 7 weeks early.  Personally I was just glad my little boy was born healthy more than anything

Post # 10
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@shamieya:  I’m not really worried about the pictures for our private collection. I’m worried about people (aka my mother) taking pics and posting them on facebook against our wishes and before we have a chance to make the official announcement (she announced our pregnancy on fb at 11 weeks when we explicitly asked her not to – we didn’t make our announcement until 20 weeks).  She posted pictures with my sister’s nipple and very high inner thigh showing. It was days before my sister noticed and yelled at her to take them down.


Post # 11
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My mom had on a full face of makeup in every picture at the hospital. One nurse came in at 7 in the morning and was shocked to see my mom! They got so used to it they even told her when they thought she could use a bit more lip stick, lol!

Post # 12
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsWBS:  +1 This is what I would be worried about too. It is why I won’t let people visit until a few hours after, when I am showered and dressed.

Post # 13
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not worried, in my opinion, people want to see the baby, not the mom. Also, I can control the photo taking and who is sent the pictures since it will just be me and Darling Husband in the delivery room. I can wash my face and put on some blush and mascara before seeing my family if I am that concerned about their pictures-but knowing my family, they may ask me to step aside so they can have just the baby or just the baby and themselves. 

Post # 14
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@shamieya:  I want some in the moment pics that Darling Husband will take, but those won’t be going on Facebook or anything. After my shower, once I have time to at least get my hair presentable we can take a pic to send everyone, but I don’t plan on putting on a full face of makeup or anything. People understand you just had a baby. It’s a little awkward when women look like supermodels after giving birth.

Post # 15
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sea_Ashley:  I don’t want people visiting before I have showered (ideally not until the next day) but I don’t think I’m going to win that battle. 🙁

Post # 16
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

@shamieya:  Trust me, what you look like won’t really cross your mind much during the process. 

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