It’s Not About Them; It’s All About YOU!–Keeping the peace with family during birth

It’s Not About Them; It’s All About YOU!–Keeping the peace with family during birth

“My mom wants to be there when he’s born…but I know she’ll stress me out. I don’t know what to do.” “During my first birth, my mother-in-law came into the room while I was pushing! I was too stressed and tired at that point to say anything, but I was so nervous and frazzled having her in there. It’s not what we wanted” “I’ve told my parents not to come to the hospital at all, that we will call them when the baby is born. They are now not speaking to me, as they say the “deserve” to be there.” “My best friends are fighting over who gets to hold the baby first. I’m worried I’m not going to feel like dealing with that drama right after birth” “I had 20 people in the waiting room during my last labor and birth, which took over 24 hours. I was completely stressed out that they were all waiting. I felt like I needed to hurry up and perform! I don’t want that this time” “I think all the grandparents to be are going to get into a fight in the waiting room over who’s the best grandparent. This is the last thing I need.” “I adore my parents, but we simply don’t want them there for the birth. It’s our day, right? Why are they acting like they have a right to be there? It’s making this pregnancy sad and stressful.” “My mother was a labor and delivery nurse in the 80’s. If she’s with me during labor, I know she’s going to try to control the whole show. It’s...