Too posh to push? Britain looks at making C-sections free for all

Pregnant women in Britain may soon be free to choose to give birth by C-section and have the government pay for it thanks to new rules critics say indulge women who are “too posh to push.”

The country’s National Health Service currently covers the cost of C-sections only when the mother or baby’s health would be jeopardized by a vaginal birth. But under new rules put forward by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the government would also pick up the tab for women “with no identifiable reason” for undergoing the procedure, the Associated Press reports.

Read the full story in the Globe and Mail.


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