“I’m Pregnant And My Husband Is Forcing Me To Let His Parents In The Delivery Room.” What To Do?

May 15, 2019 18:26

The birth of a child is the happiest moment in the life of any family. Everyone, from grandparents to neighbors, eagerly anticipates the happy addition. And although care for the newborn makes women quickly forget about the ordeal of labor, they are careful in preparations.

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There are women who go to the maternity ward in full makeup to make sure the first meeting with the baby is beautiful. Some order photo and video shoots, making room for these shots in the family archives to pass on to future generations.

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And there is another important question: who is going to be present at childbirth besides the medical staff? Most often, it is a husband or mother. But there are other options.

On one forum, a pregnant woman addressed the community with an unusual question:

I’m pregnant and my husband is forcing me to let his parents in the delivery room, but I don’t want that. What should I do?

The answers didn’t take long in coming! Almost everyone who cared to comment wrote it is only the woman’s decision whom she wants to have beside her at such a crucial moment. It should be someone who can best provide moral support and encouragement. And it's not even about the nudity aspect!

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There were a lot of witty answers. Humorists wrote that it is not a “spectator sport,” and suggested that she let her husband and his parents wait on the street. And a former nurse put it this way:

I assume they weren’t there when you conceived, but what if they’d insisted on it? Would he have "forced" you then, too?

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What would you advise a woman in this situation? What do you think she should say to her husband and what to do? No one wants to be the one to start a family war! We are very interested to hear your opinion.