I'm a FTM and my husband is a FTF. My mom wants to fly up
to be here during labor (she'll leave the room for the pushing and
delivery) and to see the baby in her first day of life. She wants to
help in any way she can and be here in case anything happens to me or
the baby. My husband thought that the labor process is an intimate
beautiful experience between husband, wife, and future baby.
My mom and husband don't know each other that well, so I do worry
about the awkwardness of the three of us staring at each other for 18
hours of labor. I also worry about any potential personality clashes
(my mom can be sensitive sometimes). BUT, maybe it's nice to have
family there to share in the experience and to welcome her into the
world (we live far from all family)? It would hurt her feelings if I didn't want her here, but I also want to avoid anything that could make my baby's entry into the world awkward or stressful. I'm really torn and need
opinions. Please help!
First Date: March 10, 2007
Engaged: August 21, 2010
Wedding: June 4, 2011