Camden woman lists her 'outrageous' pregnancy demands including £1,000 'push present' and personal trainer

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A 26 year old woman from Camden has laid out her strict pregnancy conditions, which include a babymoon, a £1k 'push present', and a personal trainer to snap back post-birth. Single Nora Talal, who hails from West Hampstead, London, insists she would only consider having a child with someone who can meet her high standards.

She envisions a luxury babymoon to ensure she's in the perfect mindset for childbirth and expects a push present worth at least £1k, hinting at a designer handbag or shoes. Post-delivery, Nora demands a private hospital room for recovery and aims to settle down in a three-bedroom house within London or nearby counties.

The tech sales worker also wants her partner to join her in baby classes, refrain from anything that makes her feel unwell during pregnancy, and cover the costs for her post-pregnancy fitness regime and meal plans. While Nora admits some of her requirements might be up for discussion, she maintains that she wouldn't seriously consider a partner who falls short of these expectations.

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The unapologetic Nora, who is yet to have children, stated: "I think I just set standards for my life that I live by. I've worked my whole life and got used to having a certain lifestyle I guess." She adds, reflecting on her career-driven lifestyle: "Everything I'm demanding I can provide for myself, but why should I compromise the standard I've set myself just because I've had a baby and I'm not going back to work immediately? "

But Nora's opinions have had mixed responses online. She said: "The majority of negatives often come from men and I guess it might have irked people the wrong way. In their words, it's demanding. I'm single and that's been a point they like to pick on, they say that it's for a reason. I stand by my decisions."

Nora shared that a lot of people described her demands as 'delusional' or thought they were 'satirical' but she replied: "It's genuinely my opinion." Nora confessed that she has always dreamt of being married and at least 30 before starting a family. She expressed: "I would quite like to enjoy being married before I have a child. I'm not saying having kids ruins your life, but things change and you're going to be restricted with the pressures of kids."

While she aims to return to her profession one day, Nora wants to take a break from work from maternity to nursery age. She revealed: "Ideally I'd probably want to go into a role that works around child hours. Even if I could do what I'm doing now with more flexibility. It would be lovely for my husband to take parental leave as well but I think for me I would need to have from maternity leave to nursery years off."

She also wants to enjoy her own 'babymoon', a holiday to give parents-to-be some time to relax together before welcoming her little ones. She explained: "The dynamic changes when a child is involved and it would be quite nice for me to relax - somewhere not too far as I'd be pregnant."

Nora has her sights set on a 'push present' too, and she expects her future husband to start saving up. Explaining why she wants a push present, she said: "I don't know anyone that's had a baby, but it's a kind of a common thing online with influencers and celebs. There have been celebrities who have cars as a present but like I said if someone put away £150-a-month for the duration of the pregnancy then it'd be nice."

Nora said she would expect her push present to be worth £1,000, like a designer handbag or shoes. For the delivery, Nora would prefer the peace of her own private hospital room. She remarked: "From my understanding, you get one anyway but afterwards you are taken to a maternity ward. I don't want that."

She also said she'd be willing to spend 'around £5,000' at a private hospital, and she'd be happy to split that cost with her prospective husband. Looking ahead, Nora envisions owning a three-bedroom house, with one room dedicated as a nursery, and she expects her partner to join her in attending baby classes.

In addition to her other conditions, Nora insists that her partner must also give up anything she can't have during the pregnancy. "If we're together, anything that I can't do, he can't do", she declared. "Even the stuff that makes me feel sick, he can't eat that as well, in front of me. Anything behind my back is fine."

Furthermore, Nora expects her husband to foot the bill for a personal trainer and meal-subscription service to help her maintain her health post-pregnancy. She explained: "I'm not going to be working first of all and I think from a partner perspective, women's bodies drastically change from children. It's needed for me to the best version of myself for my child and future husband."

Nora addressed the backlash from her TikTok video, saying that she wasn't trying to cover the 'positives' of having a baby, just her personal conditions. Despite the controversy, Nora said she 'can't wait' to be a mum one day.


  • No ring, no baby

  • No working from maternity to nursery

  • Babymoon

  • Push present (£1k)

  • Private room

  • Own three-bed house

  • Baby classes

  • Husband to abstain from things she can't do

  • Pay for PT and meal-subscription service

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