The pregnant woman, who is professional make-up artist, surprised doctors when she used her talent to take her mind off of her labour pains by giving herself a glamorous bedside makeover complete with skin contouring and fake eyelashes.
Alaha Majid of New York City has taken to Instagram to post numerous photos of herself applying a full-face of make-up before she welcomed her daughter Sofia Alaya Karimi into the world on February 15.
‘Three weeks ago at this time I was finishing up my make-up and getting ready for my princess to make her appearance. Yes, I was doing my make-up while I was in labor!’ the 27-year-old captioned a photo of herself using a 35-shade eye shadow palette to do her eye make-up while lying in her hospital bed.
‘I was pausing during contractions and picking up where I left off once the contractions passed. I only packed some of my favorite products in my hospital bag…’ she noted.
However, it’s hard to believe that Alaha has even more make-up at home. For her trip to the hospital, the expectant mom packed numerous beauty products, including mink eyelashes, a contouring kit, liquid lipsticks, a brow pomade, and a holder for her many make-up brushes.
Another photo sees Alaha using an egg-shaped sponge to blend the make-up around her eyes as she leans back in her bed. The table in front of her is filled with cups containing make-up brushes, foundation, cosmetics covered tissues, and of course, a hospital picture filled with ice cubes for her to suck on.
During one of her more difficult contractions, Alaha’s husband was pictured dabbing a make-up brush on her face as she turned her head away from him in pain.
Her husband took over when her her contractions became serious
‘When the contractions got too strong, hubby was there to save the day,’ she captioned the sweet – albeit strange – image.
Before sharing photos of herself doing her make-up in the hospital, Alaha first posted snapshot of herself glammed up while holding her newborn baby girl.
‘We would like to take a second to welcome our precious angel, Sofia Alaya Karimi, into the world,’ she wrote.‘Baby Sofia was born two nights ago, on February 15, 2016 at 6:19pm weighing 8lbs 13oz and a height of 21.5 inches.’
Alaha went on to say that even though their daughter had only been in their lives for two days, she couldn’t remember what life was like before her.
‘She has changed our lives in ways we never thought were possible and has given us the most beautiful outlook on life,’ she continued. ‘How could a little human who we have only known for 48 hours, have so much impact on our lives?
‘Both hubby and I are so in love with her that we stare at her for hours as our hearts fill with joy, and our eyes fill with tears trying to understand how we became so lucky to be chosen as her parents.’
After explaining that she and her husband chose to keep Sofia’s face concealed for cultural reasons for the time being, she went on to explain her full-face of make-up in the photo.
‘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.
In another image, Alaha said she used Huda Beauty’s mike lashes in ‘Sophia’ to ‘in honor of my princess Sofia who was going to make her entrance into the world a few hours later’.