A Chinese fashion designer spent £40,000 (around $76,000) on a pain-free labour and luxurious recovery in The Portland, Britain's only private maternity hospital.
According to CCTVNews, it sparked an outcry online.
The 24-year-old Beijing-born designer, Lu Hui, had an elected Caesarean to give birth to her son, Lucas.
She said that she had chosen The Portland because her idol Victoria Beckham had also given birth there.
The range of luxurious services include lobster dinners and champagne in the comfort of a private suite.
In a BBC documentary, when asked what she would have done if she did not have the money to give birth at the private hospital, she laughed:
"Are you kidding me? I'd have died straight away!" She added later: "I am kidding, if I had no money or less money than I have now I would work really hard."
Her actions sparked a debate online with netizens.
“By spending merely 400,000 RMB, you can get your son a British citizenship as well as deluxe treatment and be on the news and documentary for greater marketing effect? It’s like killing ‘three birds with one stone’! What a superior idea! It’s probably more expensive to get your son a Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou hukou!” commented one netizen.
"This is just blind worship of all things foreign," another objected.