too posh to push

too posh to push

Unwilling to go through the physical pain of giving birth to a baby vaginally, choosing instead to opt to have a caesarean section. It wasn't unusual for my mother's generation to spend literal days in labor, but it seems like I hear about more and more women these days who are too posh to push and would rather just go under the knife instead.
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too posh to push

People sometimes rudely say that a woman is too posh to push if she does not give birth to a baby by pushing it out of her body, but instead chooses to have an operation to take it out. There are plenty of well-off mothers who are too posh to push.
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too posh to push

(of a mother-to-be, especially a well-to-do one) unwilling to suffer the discomfort and indignity of conventional labour, and therefore opting for a caesarean section.
2004 Richmond News (British Columbia) Some modern gals have been labeled as ‘too posh to push’ and demand a quick delivery by scalpel rather than a slow stretch in the stirrups.
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A Place In The Sun's Laura, 33, wanted the procedure but felt staff merely thought she considered herself too posh to push.
I got the impression the consultants were looking at me and thinking, 'She's too posh to push because she's off the telly'.
I just have one thing to say to the news that Tiggy was not too posh to push.
Creating a generation of too posh to push mums can't be good for anyone surely?
The truth is not that we are too posh to push but that we are too scared (Parson, 2002, p.
Stunning DONNA AIR, left, showing she's not too posh to push a trolley in Jesmond's Tesco
And I've got no doubt that if the new little Beckham, rumoured to be a girl called Paris, does arrive today, the papers will be full of stories all week about how she's too Posh to push, how they clinically put the date in the diary without letting nature take its course, etc etc etc.
The Hollyoaks star, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap, revealed she wants kids soon - and for her it's not so much being too posh to push as being too vain.
I think the NHS should pay these mothers their money back and put a stop to mothers who are too posh to push and demand a C-section which costs the NHS around pounds 450.
By all accounts the Duchess gave birth naturally, so well done to her for not being too posh to push.
Are women too posh to push these days - or simply too fat?
The 42-year-old said: "I'm not too posh to push, I'm too smart to suffer.
WITH Victoria Beckham in the family way once again and two children already delivered by caesarean, the issue of being too posh to push may be rearing its head again.