Was Posh Spice "too posh too push"?
Recent reports say that a growing number of women are requesting delivery by elective cesarean section. What is causing this increase? Celebrity moms like Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera have all reportedly opted for the elective C-section, thus making the C-section the hip "it" activity of the decade.
The trend has been dubbed "too posh to push," but Posh claims that it was necessary -- and under doctors' orders.
Celebrity Baby Scoop asks whether these celeb moms were simply trying to avoid abdominal stretching or the pain of natural childbirth.
Despite the trend, there are some celebrity moms who decided to go au naturel. Gisele Bündchen, the supermodel, recently chose natural birth and has spoken openly about her empowering birth experience.
There are also those celeb moms who wanted a natural birth, but Mother Nature had other plans. Kate Winslet, the Oscar-winning actress and mother of two, delivered her daughter, Mia, via C-section. In an interview, the actress stated, "'I've never talked about this. I've actually gone to great pains to cover it up. But Mia was an emergency C-section. I just said that I had a natural birth because I was so completely traumatized by the fact that I hadn't given birth. I felt like a complete failure. My whole life, I'd been told I had great childbearing hips. There's this thing amongst women in the world that if you can handle childbirth, you can handle anything. I had never handled childbirth, and I felt like, in some way, that I couldn't join that 'powerful women's club.'"
Check out CelebrityBabyScoop to see the complete list of celebrities who chose natural versus C-section births.