I do not want my in-laws in the room when I'm in labor, and I'd also like some time alone with just hubby, baby and me to bond and recover after he is born. I'm not close to my in-laws (and honestly I can't stand my FIL and if it were up to me my baby and I would have nothing to do with him since he's a total jack*ss). So I recently suggested to my husband that rather than having them come to the hospital when I'm in labor and spending hours staring at the waiting room walls, we tell them to come after baby is born. That way we get our time alone with baby and they aren't sitting in the waiting room for half a day for no reason since I don't want them in the room for awhile. Well my hubby threw a fit about that because "it's not fair to them" to make them wait an hour to see the baby because it's their grandchild and they should get to bond with him immediately too. I could see him being mad if I wanted my dad there immediately but not his parents, but I'd have my dad come after the baby was born as well. When I got pregnant I planned on having my mom with me when I was in labor, but she passed away a week ago so she won't be there at all (which makes me want alone time with baby even more). My husband is more concerned about making his parents happy and not offending them than my desire to have some bonding time with my baby. So I'm wondering, is there any way to keep them out of the room for awhile even if my hubby still disagrees with me? If I tell the nurses I don't want anyone in there for an hour (irregardless of what my husband says) will they keep them in the waiting room? Better yet, does anyone have any advice on how to get my husband to support me on this? I really don't want this to be a point of contention, but it's important to me so I will fight for it tooth and nail. My husband usually sides with his family rather than me (a lovely trait that didn't pop up until after we got married) and some things I just give in on but I want to put my foot down on this one. I think subconciously my hubby is still desperate for his parent's (especially his dad's) approval and his dad instead gives sarcastic put-downs or belittles him. Hubby would deny all of that but it's clear as day to impartial viewers if you see them interact for more than an hour. Anyways, anyone have suggestions on how to make sure I get some alone time with my baby boy before the in-laws come in and snatch him away from me?