Tori Spelling Has a Beauty Treatment on the Way to Delivering Her Baby (VIDEO)

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tori spellingTori Spelling had a lot on her mind before her delivery of baby number four, Finn, by scheduled c-section: A mani-pedi, of course! "My nails hadn't been done in weeks and weeks," Tori remembers in her blog. "I was NOT going to let Baby McDermott meet me for the first time with anything but flawless nails."

Yeah ... not sure newborn Baby McDermott's eyesight and aesthetics were developed enough to appreciate flawless nails. I get it, though -- Tori wanted to get that done before all the newborn mayhem began. But hours before you deliver your baby? That's kind of cutting it close, don't you think?

I guess not for most moms with normal pregnancies. But Tori's pregnancy was kind of scary. She had placenta previa, which meant four months of bed rest along with nine terrifying bleeding incidents. It must have taken some serious determination (and a bit of crazy) to make that mani-pedi happen before the delivery!

But women do crazy things like that right before labor all the time. I think we all know that the rom-com version of labor, where you go from zero to ZOMG THE BABY'S COMING NOW AGH!!!, is phoney baloney. Even if you don't deliver by scheduled c-section, if your labor is progressing normally, you have hours and hours to go. Might as well mop the kitchen floor! I've heard of women doing that because they can't stand the idea of bringing the baby home to a dirty kitchen. If you ask me, I think getting your nails done is a better use of your early labor time. I can completely understand why Tori would want a little pampering right before her surgery.

I took the subway to the hospital because -- well, why not? I'd heard that the cab ride from Brooklyn into Manhattan (where my hospital was) could be uncomfortably bumpy. But in retrospect I definitely could have fit in a mani-pedi before leaving as well. I went in waaay too early, and then a hospital intern broke my water poking around in an exam (it had broken earlier, but just a little), and I was stuck there, staring at my unpainted toenails while I paced the hospital halls, breathing.

Anyway, Tori had just a couple weeks to enjoy her pretty nails (oh yeah, and also her new baby, Finn) before she was rushed back to the hospital for emergency surgery to repair her c-section scars. (Someone's husband needs to get a vasectomy ...) So it's a good thing Tori got in that pampering while she could.

Did you do anything to pamper yourself or ready your home right before you delivered your baby?


Image via ToriSpellingOnline/YouTube

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kelti... kelticmom

I had a mani pedi the day before I went into labor, because A. who know's when the next time I was actually going to be able to paint my nails with a newborn, let alone go to a salon. B. If my feet were going to be up in stirrups for my husband, the nurses, etc to see, I wanted them to be pretty!

mompam mompam

I can see doing this too.

BPayne09 BPayne09

Got a mani pedi a couple days before I had my son and all the nurses went crazy over my baby boy themed nails. :)

redK8... redK8blueSt8

It's not like she was in active labor and put off going to the hospital to get her nails done. It's not even that her water broke and she got them done before going in. I do not see at all what the big deal is, or why this is something to blog about really.

nonmember avatar Monzie

Seems perfectly reasonable to me. I mean, she was having a scheduled cesarean. What was she supposed to be doing the day before? Sitting in bed, swaddled in bubblewrap? Heck, my water broke and I called my midwife. Told her the time between my contractions and she said "Follow the protocol to keep your vulva clean and then come in for your regular prenatal checkup this afternoon." I spent the rest of the day doing housework and making lasagne and soup to freeze. I went to my appointment and she sent me home to labor some more. On the way, I stopped at Walgreens and the library. And when I got home, I took a long shower, shaved my legs, and then painted my toenails. Was I freaking out that the baby was going to fly out of my crotch while I had my foot up on the sink and the bottle of OPI in my hand? Nope. In fact, the baby didn't make an appearance for another 36 hours. And when he did, my toenails looked great. Ha!

Lesley Rae King

I got a pedicure just hours before I went into labor. My MIL was at the house, and she and dh had the other 2 kids under control, so I went by myself around 5 pm the day before my due date. The guy working on my feet asked me when the baby was due (I was HUGE!) and looked very nervous when I said "tomorrow." I went home with my pretty toes, had dinner, went to bed, and woke up at 4:30 am with contractions. I wonder if there is a correlation between getting a pedicure and starting labor? Are there pressure points on our feet?


Samfan97 Samfan97

Like others, I see nothing weird about this at all. I got a fresh pedi a couple days before I went into labor. I would definitely do one if I had a scheduled c-section. I delivered my first (and will again with this one) in the summer, do I want pretty toes. So what?

jessi... jessicasmom1

I could never think to do this ... I was just worried about delivering a healthy baby

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