|Make a baby, get a shiny?|
From a PF standpoint, this seems pretty weird to me. As I've touched on before, pregnancy is expensive, and I don't think child-rearing gets cheaper. So what I really need is for my household to spring for some shiny rocks? Keep in mind that the friends who reported "push presents" both work, even though they claim they'd like to be full-time moms, but just can't afford it. If shiny rocks can come out of your monthly "blow budget," shiny away. But for the rest of us, it seems an inefficient use of financial resources in a time of uncertain but greater financial stress.
Did you get or give a "push present?" Would you? Am I crazy for thinking that this is another "Hallmark occasion" dreamed up by the jewelry industry, and scarily reminiscent of the times when a woman's value was bound up almost entirely in her ability to produce children?