Victoria Beckham is one of the most influential women in the fashion world. Sure, she may have left her Spice Girls days behind her, but that hasn’t stopped this icon from expanding her talent and becoming an in-demand fashion designer. Thanks to this, everyone wants to know about her fashion and beauty secrets. How does she choose her outfits in the morning? What makeup does she use? How does she keep her skin so smooth? And most importantly, how does she keep her hair so straight when she’s traveling?
Traveling In Style
As one of the most celebrated fashion designers in the world, Victoria Beckham is constantly jetting off across the world and traveling from one country to the other. Although most of us look like we have been dragged through a hedge backward when we come off long-haul flights, VB never seems to have this issue. She always looks polished to perfection, and her hair is always shiny and smooth. So, how does she do it?
Taking To Instagram
It seems as though Victoria Beckham has acknowledged the fact that her fans need answers, and has finally given us the information we need to recreate her chic travel style. The fashion designer and former Posh Spice took to Instagram to share her secrets and noted that her sleek hair was all thanks to one particular product that she just couldn’t live without.
The Ultimate Straighteners
Within this video, VB noted that she was looking for a pair of straighteners that she could take on a plane. This obviously meant that they couldn’t be plugged in, but she still wanted them to get “nice and hot.” After trying out numerous different options, Victoria realized that none of them got quite as hot as she liked. So, this meant that she couldn’t straighten her hair before stepping off the plane. However, things all changed when she came across Balmain’s Universal Cordless Straightener. Since buying these, she has noted that her traveling hair game has completely changed. She was even impressed with the “nice little bag” that came with the straighteners.
If you want to look like VB, you might want to invest in some straighteners. Unfortunately, we don’t know how your commercial flight attendants will feel about you whipping out your hot plates just before landing…
Whether you’re welcoming your firstborn or your fifth, emotions can run high in the delivery room. After all, it’s still a huge event that includes medical intervention compounded with feelings of excitement and love as well as worry and apprehension. While mothers put a lot of energy into giving birth, what are their partners doing at the same time?
A Classic Response
If there’s one classic delivery room anecdote, it’s about a dad passing out while the mother is giving birth. After all, it’s a stressful time!
This can come from a few things. Sometimes, a dad sees something that they’re shocked by or the high emotions simply get the better of them. Luckily, this time, someone was on hand with a camera to capture the moment. We have to admire that this mom is smiling for the photos even while giving birth.
He Was Ready
When you’re in labor, you might find yourself waiting around the hospital for a while. So, the image of a dad enjoying a sandwich probably isn’t too out of the ordinary.
However, even the doctor was surprised when he continued to eat while watching the doctors work. The doctor even asked him if he was bothered by the sight. To be fair, he was technically right and it’s an impressive perspective, even if childbirth still does make many people’s hair stand on end.
Not the Ideal First Reaction
You’d probably hope that most parents would be in awe of their newborn from the second they enter the world. In reality, this isn’t always the case.
Sure, it doesn’t help that as cute as a small baby can be, newborns can look a little scary in the first moments of their life. Give them a break, though – they were just born! We also can’t blame this dad for being startled at first when he was his newborn, even if it ruined the moment.
Let’s Not Compare
There are certain things you shouldn’t do while your partner is giving birth. That’s probably why this dad held back until his wife directly asked what was wrong.
By then, he was already wincing when he moved. This would add to a lot of already-existing worry in the delivery room. As it turned out, it wasn’t actually something to worry about. While this mom was giving birth, the dad was wincing because of an escapade with their other child on a Slip N’ Slide the day before.
The Truth Comes Out
There are certain things you might wonder about as someone’s child. What did they feel the very first time they saw you? Was it joy, excitement, or a blend of many emotions?
When it comes to actually asking this question, though, it’s good to make sure you’re ready to hear something more stressful than you expect. After this dad was asked that very question, he didn’t hold back in telling them how frightening a C-section can look.
If you have a father who is a gynecologist, you’d think that’d he’d be cool as a cucumber in the delivery room. This dad pretty much was too!
On the other hand, even he was surprised to see the birth go the way it did. Everyone was healthy and nothing went wrong but their new addition to the family was more than 10 pounds when they were born! We have to say it seems right that he had this reaction to his wife.
To be Fair…
There are certain things we do because they’re natural to us. When you see someone struggling, you might stop to ask if they’re okay.
Granted, this isn’t foolproof. In fact, it can backfire quite a bit when it comes to someone who obviously isn’t ok. For example, it might not be the best choice if you’re partner is actively in labor. Odds are, they probably aren’t actually feeling okay at that moment.
The delivery room brings about a lot of emotions in new parents. After all, it’s a huge life moment and it can be pretty scary, given its nature.
Yet, many parents are filled with joy and love when they see their newborn for the first time. According to this person, their friend reacted by bursting into tears, like many new dads. He pushed the envelope even further, though, by ensuring that everyone nearby knew the good news.
Dealing with Stress
Everyone has their ways to cope with stress. Honestly, we’re impressed right out that these two parents thought to get Taco Bell for later at all.
Yet, the plan didn’t stay pristine. Honest to her word, when this mom was finished delivering their new child, she asked for that taco. Surprising both parties present, it seems like this dad stress at the taco without even noticing during the delivery. The fact that this was a genuine mistake makes things even funnier.
Celebrities: they’re just like us, right? Well, when it comes to delivery room antics, Ryan Reynolds had his own story to share while his wife gave birth.
Spending time in the delivery room, he knew that he’d need a snack. That’s why he packed up a huge bag of gummy worms and, like the aforementioned taco, he snacked on the whole thing while his wife gave birth. Like he said, being a dad is really about being a hero in your day-to-day life.
A Painful Reaction
Sure, this one doesn’t happen in the delivery room but we’ll give it a pass. After all, it was all part of getting to the delivery room.
This dad was working when his partner’s water broke. So, she sent out their 11-year-old to tell him the news. Shocked by the sudden shift in the day, he fully shot a nail in his thumb upon hearing the news. At least the birth certificate got filled out!
There are some lines of work in which helping with births is part of your job. The first profession that usually comes to mind for this is a doctor, nurse, or emergency responder.
On the other hand, working with animals also usually involves helping the animals through births. As a hog farmer, this person was prepared for some of the unseemly parts of animals giving birth. Pro tip: maybe don’t compare your wife to a sow in the delivery room.
As we’ve seen, sometimes dad can’t handle the delivery room at all. Sometimes, all the activity, emotions, and sights are a little too overwhelming.
This has led many fathers over the years to pass out upon seeing their wives give birth. The dad himself was only so funny here, given that he simply crumpled to the floor. However, what really makes this scene so memorable is the mom insulting him from her bed at the same time.
Getting Ready for Guests
Once again, this story didn’t strictly come from a delivery room. Yet, the delivery room would probably be the best place to head first in this case.
Instead, once his wife’s water broke, this dad got to work. It would have been more helpful to drive to the hospital but sweeping works too, right? Although we suppose that for any other guest or new household member, a little last-minute cleaning would work.
Telling the Truth
There are a few scary things that can happen in the delivery room. For this family, it was their baby being born with the umbilical cord around his neck.
The good news is that he was completely fine in the end. However, the problem did make him a little more purple in the first moments of his life. Since this mom couldn’t see from where she was, she asked for a report from this dad. “California Raisan” probably wasn’t what she wanted to hear.
Even the Nurse Knows
Once you have a child, there are a few decisions to make. Later on, parents might even decide that they want to have more children.
Still, it’s best to decide this after you have the new baby settled and the person who gave birth is all healed up. You probably don’t want to open the discussion while you’re in the delivery room and one partner is actively giving birth. Even the nurse was ready to stop this one themselves.
While many parents are in love with their newborns before their born, they can be hard to conceptualize. After all, you’re talking about the very beginnings of a person’s life.
This can make it hard to see your child as a human being rather than a concept. That can make the moment that they’re born even more magical to see who this person you’ve been so excited for looks like. This dad was just happy to see their baby as a person in front of them for the first time.
Gotta See It
When you’re in the delivery room, most of the attention is on the person giving birth and, later on, the baby. After all, they’re going through medical processes.
Needless to say, giving birth is the kind of task that takes someone’s whole attention. So, they might not have time to stop to see what the dads are so interested in. We have to say, it’s endearing how excited he was to be there with his wife, though.
It’s Just a Needle
There are a lot of parts of being in the delivery room and giving birth that are scary. The birth itself shocks or frightens many fathers.
This dad didn’t even get to the birth itself before he blacked out. Rather, it was the needle for the epidural that caused him to blackout. Even worse, this person shares that their mother told them it caused a case of the giggles among the nurses, even as he was being scooped off the floor.
Tears to Shed
As we’ve said, it isn’t uncommon for fathers to pass out in the delivery room. This dad wanted everyone to know he didn’t pass out.
That doesn’t mean he wasn’t feeling emotional over the scene, however. He describes his experience as full of a lot of crying, continuing up until after he met his son face-to-face for the first time. He noted that his son even looked a little concerned at his many tears.
Just in Case
When your child is born, what’s the first thing you do? Do you cry? Smile? Laugh? Just hold your newborn close?
If you’re this dad, you mark the new baby with a Sharpie star right on their foot. Why would he do this? According to him, he just wanted to make sure that his newborn didn’t get lost. Even if all the babies were dressed the same, only one had a Sharpie star.
If there’s one thing you should never forget about pregnancy is that it isn’t easy. Carrying a baby is hard work and it takes a toll on someone.
As such, they need time to recover. You should probably make sure that everyone’s on the same page if you’re planning on doing it again, though. According to this person, a difference in perspective comes from one person giving birth and one person eating chips.
Feeling a Little Guilty
Plenty of dads have received grief for fainting in the delivery room. While they can’t help it, it does take attention away from the mom.
This dad definitely couldn’t help the fact that he had a vasovagal reaction in the delivery room. In other words, he very suddenly passed out while his wife was giving birth. Naturally, this drew the attention of nurses and it was something he felt genuinely bad about taking the spotlight this way.
Try a New Angle
Dads might have a few responsibilities in the delivery room. That’s partly because their partner is so busy, they can’t take care of everything else.
This new dad was left in charge of capturing the first few moments of this little one’s life. He got a few great pictures too! The only problem is that he didn’t pay much attention to the background so the pictures were all practically unsharable with the family.
When it comes to a person in labor, it can take a while. Not to mention, sometimes, you might go to the hospital early.
In these cases, it’s no surprise that someone might fall asleep over the hours. This person’s partner fell asleep before their water broke and even slept through the initial process of the nurse coming in. It took 15 minutes to fully get his attention. The nurse was even gone by the time he woke.
Fired from That Job
If someone gets an epidural before they give birth, it’s meant to make the process more comfortable. The result is some pretty extreme numbness.
In addition, most deliveries include people helping to hold the legs of the person delivering. This new dad was put on that job but got a little overzealous. So much so, in fact, that he managed to give this new mom a sprained ankle while she delivered!
Not the Most Encouraging
There was a time that dads weren’t so frequently in the delivery room while their child was being born. In this case, the dad wasn’t even in the delivery room.
The person sharing the story can only tell us that he was asleep in the lobby, not why he wasn’t in the delivery room. Once the baby was born, the doctor had to set off to find him and give him the news. He wasn’t too impressed at first glance.
Just Put Him in the Corner
As we’ve said, dads tend to pass out when faced with the reality of the delivery room. This dad managed to hang on but just a bit.
While he didn’t fully pass out, he didn’t stay fully conscious and helpful either. By the end of it all, the nurse had to do all the work and manhandle him into the corner and out of the way. Maybe asking for an epidural specifically wasn’t a great choice.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
There are some things that you can say to help encourage someone through a hard time. Delivering a baby would almost definitely count as a hard – or at least painful – time.
This dad wasn’t quite sure what to say when his wife was giving birth. He decided a shout of “Good form!” was safe but the nurse quickly let him in on his mistake. Not one to see teh glass half empty, he sees it as the time he got a laugh during labor.
He Did His Best
Even in the most well-planned births, there are moments that happen in unexpected ways. A speedy delivery can really change the way things go if no one knows to expect it.
These parents were only left alone for a minute when this mom delivered a baby. They missed the whole event, leaving the dad to catch the newborn himself. He handled the whole thing well too! He managed to catch the baby, deliver them to mom, and even kiss his wife before reacting.
Not a Great Time
In total fairness, there is something inconvenient about a dad passing out in the delivery room. Most people just take it in stride, though.
After all, this is one of the reactions that could happen and isn’t necessarily super uncommon. However, it does take attention away from the person giving birth, even if for only a moment. This new mom wasn’t afraid to poke fun at her husband for his reaction in the delivery room.
Wrong Thing to Focus On
If you’re in the delivery room giving birth, you probably rightfully want the attention on you. In the end, you’re the one in need of immediate medical attention.
It wouldn’t strike you as very comforting if your doctor came in and asked this. At first, she thought the doctor was asking about her, not the current football game. Even worse, her husband had the answer right away, meaning he was paying attention to the game too!
There are some reactions in the delivery room that aren’t even about what’s happening. At least, not about what’s happening with the delivery itself.
Once this person was moved to have a C-section, their partner needed to have scrubs on too. The ones they had, unfortunately, weren’t very well-fitting, and he ended up splitting the scrubs when he sat down next to his partner. We imagine this probably provided a moment of levity when tensions were high.
A Little Frazzled
Usually, there are certain things that an expectant couple brings with them to the hospital when they’re planning their delivery. Sometimes, things get forgotten, though.
That’s why it wasn’t too questionable when this woman in labor asked her husband to go home and grab some stuff. By the time he got back, everyone was expecting what they needed. The only catch was that he hadn’t gotten any of it. He tried again with improvement but still managed to mix things up.
The due date for babies is, ideally, when they’re fully developed and ready to be born. Delivering a little late might lead to a situation like this.
It wasn’t life-threatening but it did require a little extra effort since the baby’s skull was already set. It’s fairly standard that a doctor might reach for his forceps in this situation. It probably doesn’t help to yell to your wife about the doctor using salad tongs.
Just Follow Instructions
There are a few things that dads can do to help out in the delivery room. Nurses, doctors, and midwives might even guide them to what they can do to help.
All this dad had to do was gently apply a cool cloth to his wife’s face. He didn’t quite stick the landing on this task, sadly. Conversely, he decided to throw the cloth over his wife’s face rather than what the midwife advised. In the end, she asked him to leave.
Everyone is in Pain
There are certain things that people tend to do when they’re in pain. Humans are, in large part, empathetic after all, especially to the people they love.
It isn’t uncommon to see a person giving birth gripping their partner’s hand during the delivery. It’s a cathartic way to express something at the moment. Of course, you should watch out if you’re really strong or full of adrenaline to avoid an outcome like this one.
Now We’re Both Here
As we’ve covered, there are plenty of scenarios in which dads pass out in the delivery room. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s an overwhelming environment.
Most of the time, as we’ve seen, it’s not too bad. The dad is picked up, allowed to rest, and can get back to his partner. That wasn’t quite how things went here. Once this dad passed out, it actually warranted him being admitted to the hospital himself during the birth.
Calming Them Down
Many people speak to, read to, or even sing to their babies before they’re even born. It’s a good way to bond and it’s actually rather soothing.
As a singer, it’s no surprise that this person sung to their child before they were ever even close to the delivery room. As a result, their baby recognized his voice right away. This led to this wholesome moment in the delivery room when he sang to his newborn for the first time face-to-face.
An Unfortunate Jab
During tense situations, a well-timed joke can lighten the mood. You just might want to make sure you’re not crossing the line, right?
As this new dad proved, we should also be worried about becoming the butt of the joke as well. When they heard a child crying loudly on the way to see their newborn, they cracked a joke about the child’s parents. The nurse could hardly suppress her laughter as she broke the news.
They’re Similar-Looking Buttons
If you’re already at a hospital when you’re water breaks, things are a little more straightforward. At the minimum, getting in contact with a doctor is easier.
Breaking your water elsewhere raises the question of how you’ll get to the hospital. If you’re already in the hospital, all you have to do is click the call button. Mistakes like clicking the “code” button can happen easily in stressful circumstances, though, so we can’t really blame them for the scare.
A Little Confused
If you’ve ever had a child or if you’ve ever seen a movie featuring a birth, you probably know crying is common. In fact, it’s a fairly good sign if the baby cries when they’re born.
That’s a note that this father missed. To be fair, if you didn’t know this and just recognized your baby crying as them being upset, this would strike you as particularly concerning. Still, the nurses had to kick him out for missing the memo.
Supporting One Another
Few people want to miss the birth of their child. It’s a big moment in the lives of the parents and, naturally, the newborn that’s about to make their big entrance.
A broken back would leave most people out of the delivery room. This father wasn’t going to miss this for the world and requested a room big enough for two hospital beds. The hospital obliged and he was able to stay by her side in the delivery room.
Snacks for Some
It’s always interesting to see the reactions of dads in the delivery room from the mother’s point of view. It seems like it would be easy to get annoyed, especially when you need them most.
As for this mother, she watched as her husband passed out during the epidural – not even during the delivery itself! In response, the nurse rushed to the cafeteria to help revive him with a snack. Sadly, this mom didn’t quite get to enjoy a tasty snack at the time.
As we’ve said, there are few people who would want to miss the birth of their child. The reality is, though, that sometimes things happen.
Some of the classic scenarios might include a poorly-timed business trip, a surprise delivery time, or, as we’ve seen, the dad might tackle a medical emergency of his own. This dad probably falls into the latter but the true story behind this is that he choked on a sandwich during the delivery.