She was famously dubbed ‘too Posh to push’ when she welcomed first son Brooklyn via caesarean in 1999.
But Victoria Beckham hit back at the taunts as she discussed the birth on her husband David’s new Netflix docuseries, BECKHAM.
The days leading up to her labour were fraught, with David preparing for a grudge match against Argentinian player Diego Simeone following their dramatic showdown at the 1998 World Cup.
He flew to Italy to take on Inter Milan in the Champions League quarter final but was consumed by the fact Victoria could welcome their first child at any time.
It caused tension between the pair, with teammate Gary Neville recalling hearing the pair bicker over the phone.
Speaking out: Victoria Beckham hit back at claims she was ‘too posh to push’ when giving birth to son Brooklyn as she discussed motherhood in David’s new BECKHAM docuseries
Shocking: Victoria revealed the reaction to welcoming her first child, saying ‘We were getting kidnapping threats right from when we had Brooklyn and you can’t even explain how that feels’
‘They were at each other, he was distracted, ‘ Gary noted. Victoria was saying “if you’re not here, if you miss this birth, if you’re not back…” and I went, “turn your f***ing phone off, you’ll be melted by the time we get to the game tonight.”‘
After a rocky start to the game, David was able to find solace in the crowd chanting his name, helping Manchester United spur on to a 2-0 victory.
He was able to make it back in time for the birth of his first child and was by Victoria’s side for her caesarean section, with Victoria quick to clear up: ‘I wasn’t too posh to push, I was told it would not be safe for me to be put into labour.’
Victoria did not specify why it would not be safe to give birth vaginally.
The couple welcomed son Brooklyn on March 4, 1999 at Portland Hospital in London, with David calling fatherhood ‘the most amazing thing’.
Yet even the prospect of welcoming his first child wasn’t enough to stop him from thinking about his image, with Victoria recalling that when she was in labour and lying in bed numb from the waist down due to an epidural, the footballer had cheekily asked if she could style his hair.
Upon becoming a father though, his priorities shifted, with David recalling: ‘I all of a sudden thought, “how am I going to protect him?”
‘That night Brooklyn slept next to Victoria, she said “come sleep on the bed with me” and I said “absolutely not”, I slept with my head facing the door, because I was paranoid someone was going to steal him.
‘It’s meant to be a happy moment, and it was a happy moment of course, but I was worried. I didn’t want him to come into this life at a time when I was going through what I was going through.’
Doting daddy: The couple welcomed son Brooklyn on March 4, 1999 at Portland Hospital in London, with David calling fatherhood ‘the most amazing thing’
Safe in his arms: Upon becoming a father though, his priorities shifted, with David recalling: ‘I all of a sudden thought, “how am I going to protect him?”
Voicing her fears for her young son, Victoria revealed: ‘We were getting kidnapping threats right from when we had Brooklyn and you can’t even explain how that feels because we couldn’t hide.
‘These are all things that are now coming back to me and I find it quite stressful now because I’ve blocked so much of it out and I think David has as well.
‘Imagine having a baby and having death threats. David had to play knowing this was all going on and I was on my own in an apartment with a baby.
‘I’d go to the games with Brooklyn and the abuse was – it’s hard to explain.’
She recalled one particularly vulgar chant from fans, in which they’d scream ‘Posh Spice takes it up the a**e’, with Victoria admitting: ‘It’s embarrassing, it’s hurtful.
‘I remember sitting down and the lady next to me turned and she didn’t know what to say, she said “do you want a polo?” Because what do you say when you sit next to someone and 75,000 people have been saying you take it up the a**e?
‘We did not know what to do. it felt like we were drowning.’
Ironically, it was the abuse aimed at his family that ‘spurred David on’, with the footballer improving his track record.
David and Victoria went on to welcome three more children and are the proud parents of Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12.
BECKHAM is available to stream on Netflix on October 4 from 8AM.
Family: David and Victoria share four children Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12, and have accumulated an estimated net worth of £380 million