A deleted “AITA for ignoring my girlfriend’s wishes during labor” has angered Reddit users as a boyfriend conveniently violates boundaries set by his partner during labor.
There’s no shortage of family and relationship drama on Reddit, and some of the most shocking and unrealistic life experiences can be found on the platform, shared by anonymous users. We’ve seen stories that have raised alarms about serious red flags and warned us about harassment and manipulation in intimate relationships. “AITA” for ignoring a friend’s only wish during labor has caused readers to criticize the friend’s unacceptable actions.
“AITA for ignoring my friend’s wishes during her labor” angers users
A 33-year-old friend’s Reddit post complaining about the mother of his child drew reactions the OP didn’t expect.
His 21-year-old girlfriend apparently came up with “ridiculous” rules for the birth of her baby and she never got along with his mother either.
She told him that she didn’t want anyone other than him and her mother in the delivery room with her. The OP didn’t like the idea of his mother missing his baby’s first moments.
The friend made it a point to ensure that no one was allowed to touch the baby without washing their hands or kissing him. The OP thought her demands were unreasonable.
She said she didn’t want visitors immediately after the baby was born, and the boyfriend saw it as a dig at his mother, who wanted to be with her first grandchild.
The OP felt like his partner was trying to attack his mother at every opportunity.
Boyfriend supports his mother
The friend went into labor and the OR drove her to the hospital, where they met her mother. The Reddit user decided to take his mother to the delivery room since his girlfriend wasn’t in active labor yet.
She clearly did not want to see his mother against her will, which resulted in his mother being physically removed from the room.
When the friend went into labor, the operating room wanted to bring his mother with him to witness the birth of the child. But his partner ensured that he and his mother both stayed out of the room and he was never allowed to attend the birth of his child.
He visited the baby shortly after birth and brought his mother with him. The grandmother gave the baby a kiss on the cheek, which quickly angered his girlfriend.
She was angry about what his mother had done and the husband let it happen despite knowing his partner’s rules, which she was vocal about.
Users condemn the OP for violating GF’s boundaries
Reddit users have spoken out in support of the friend, supporting her opinion that pregnant women have the final say in some matters when it comes to who can be involved in the birth.
One said: “She could have chosen to be there completely alone. You have no right to decide what happens there. She is the patient. We like to think about it.”
“As a father, I never allowed anyone to be in the same room with my children. There was no one in the delivery room except her husband and mother,” said another.
A third user said: “I think she was pretty hard on mom. But then again, it’s probably their decision.”
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