When I was pregnant with my first daughter, the term “Push Present” was popular on a mommy blog community I read a lot. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s a present given to a woman for giving birth–you know, pushing a baby out. Although having a c-section isn’t fun and games, so they are eligible.
Personally, I was never comfortable with the idea. Having a child, even though I did all the hard work, didn’t feel like something I should be rewarded for. It was more of a celebration. I know, I know. Presents are given at celebrations too, but the women I heard using the term were picking out diamond earrings, designer handbags, and the like. It just seems forced.
I asked around to find out if Push Presents were still the norm and what women were getting these days:
- “My push presents were our kids!”
- “My husband got me a beautiful Louis Vuitton Alma bag for the first one. Still waiting for the gift for the second child, 2 years later.”
- “I did not know it had a name…. I got a ring for each.”
Did you get a push present? How do you feel about the practice?