The idea that the rise in the number of caesarean births is down to mums-to-be being ‘too posh to push’ has been declared a myth.
Caesareans make up 25% of all births in the UK. But only 2% of us mums want one once we’re in late pregnancy, researchers at Central Lancashire University have said.
Many mums let doctors decide, the researchers found.
The phrase ‘too posh to push’ became popular after a number of celebrities including Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham were found to have given birth by elective caesearean.
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