Woman left fuming after mother-in-law holds newborn baby first

omg 14/06/2018

A woman has been left fuming after her mother-in-law swooped in to hold her newborn baby before she did.

In a post on Mumsnet, the woman says she had just been through a traumatic birth when the new grandma "let herself in without permission" and held her new baby.

"I wasn't asked if it was okay if she could be there, and because I was being stitched up on theatre still, she held my dear daughter before I even got to. I'm so angry and upset about this."

"Prior to going into labour, I'd discussed my husband that I didn't want anyone visiting for at least a day or so, let alone have the mother-in-law there before I'd even held my own child."

"I'm livid that the midwives allowed her to be there without asking me and I'm angry that my husband didn't advocate for me more too."

"He should have told her not to come,  or to wait outside."

She asked others if they'd be as annoyed as she is and many agreed they would be...

"You are completely justified in feeling violated and angry. You're also justified in feeling unsupported and let down by your husband." one person wrote.

"The father could have held the baby! You need to tell your mother in law what she did was not OK and you expect an apology." added another.

But others were more sympathetic towards the father.

"He was probably a bit oblivious, what with the birth being traumatic and him needing a bit of support."

Do you think the Mother in Law was in the wrong?

Source: The Sun