Wax, Manicure, Haircut? What to Do Before Birth

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Compiled by Bonnie Vengrow on Mar 15, 2012 at 2:17PM

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a Compiled by Bonnie Vengrow on Feb 3, 2012 at 5:31PM

You may have cankles, but that doesn't mean your toes can't look good. From reality TV stars like Kourtney Kardashian to regular old moms-to-be, more and more women are showing up to the hospital freshly coiffed, waxed, exfoliated and polished. Hey, even if a reality TV crew isn’t in the delivery room, your partner’s camera phone is –- and any photo he takes is just a "send" button away from landing on Facebook. Here, iVillage moms and moms-to-be share their pre-birth beauty plans for looking their best on baby day.

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I got a pedicure and shaved my legs everyday (which I don’t normally do everyday -- don’t judge!); I got my hair dyed and I got a manicure with light nail polish. A friend said it looks horrible in pictures to have dark nail polish when holding a newborn. -- Alison

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