First of all, it's a given that we would all invite the father's of our children to our doctor's appointments. For those of you ladies with brave men in the military, I totally expect you may even invite your mothers. This post is more geared toward addressing other people. Anyone plan on having someone else come with them to the ultrasounds to see the baby? My MIL called to inform me that she wanted to come to my doctor's appointments b/c DH started a new job and cannot get off work. I am totally weirded out by anyone other than DH around me while I'm being medically examined. I don't care that it's just my belly - I feel like I'm on display with my huge bump. Besides the fact that I have a cyst on the other ovary and other medical information relating to my feminine bits that I don't want her to know about. I even admit that I'm probably being selfish in that I don't want anyone to accompany me b/c I want that special moment either to myself or with my husband. I feel like she had her moment and can settle for pictures until the baby actully arrives. I informed my parents of the same thing but I have yet to break it to MIL. She literally spent a large chunk of my DH's life being in and out of institutions because she was crazy which equates to me being a wussy when I need to tell her to back off. So there's my vent for the night. Please tell me someone else out there shares in my sentiments about not wanting others to hear your medical info. Also, feel free to share if you have anyone distantly related (cousin, friend, etc) who you plan to have at your appointments.