I Am So Angry, My Mother-In-Law Held My Baby Before Me After Delivery

Editorial Team

I gave birth six weeks ago and my husband called his mother during the labor for support. His mother also happens to be a doctor in the same hospital.

“She was able to obtain access to the recovery area because she also works in the hospital and just let herself in without permission,”.

“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 [daughter] before I even got to.

“I’m so angry and upset about this.”

My husband and I had specifically discussed not having any visitors for the first few days after welcoming our baby, to give her time to recover and spend time together as a family.

To make things worse, my mother-in-law was also privy to sensitive medical information.

"A doctor came and spoke to me whilst I was in recovery and mentioned some very personal information about me, medically, which she then overheard too," she wrote.

"I'm actually in tears this morning thinking about it all again and so angry and upset still.

"I had a long recovery as there were complications during the birth and so have only just really processed it. I haven't spoken to [my husband] about it and wouldn't want to make him feel bad by bringing it up now but I'm really upset by it."

Am I overreacting?

Source: Mamamia