A woman was praised online after kicking her husband out of the delivery room for playing on his phone.
Published to Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman under the anonymous username u/Moody009 shared her story to get the opinions of the “AITA” community. The viral post has over 9,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.
The OP (original poster) began her post by explaining that she was recently in labor for 26 hours with no epidural. In the delivery room, her husband was either on the phone playing games or talking to his friends using a very loud voice.
He was eager to talk to his friends as they were telling him about the “boys’ trip” they were on. He was unable to attend the trip because the OP asked him to stay back to help when she went into labor.
When she asked him to hang up the phone, he would apologize to his friends and tell them that his wife was “being a nag.” She told him that if he wanted to talk to them, he needed to leave the room so she could “be in pain in peace.”
Above, a woman is shown in the delivery room. A mother has been praised online for kicking her husband out of the delivery room because he was playing on his phone.
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He agreed and put his phone away. Twenty minutes later, his mother FaceTimed him. He proceeded to put the OP in the video. The mother-in-law made comments about how she “did herself up” to give birth and she looked so good that the doctor flirted with her.
“I was holding back everything inside me to not say something as I didnt want to disrespect my mother in law but at the same time she sometimes just makes the stupidest comments at the worst times and at this moment I could not stand talking to her. A nurse ends up coming in and could tell I was upset and asks me if everything was alright and I tell her I just really want to be alone,” she said.
One of the nurses kicked the OP’s husband out of the room. He was so angry that he ended up leaving the hospital, thus missing the birth of his daughter.
“He refused to come see his daughter afterwards because he was angry at me for kicking him out, my mother in law who did visit me in the hospital wouldn’t stop taking about how I’m such a bad wife for removing my husband from the room. When I got home he kept on bringing up how I ruined a moment of bonding with his daughter and how he could never forgive me for that,” she concluded.
Newsweek has reached out to u/Moody009 for comment.
How can I help my partner in the delivery room?
Childbirth can be a long, stressful and painful process. To help your partner, prepare yourself for what to expect while in the delivery room, anticipate waiting some time for the labor process to begin/end, always show your support and monitor contractions, via parents.com.
Here are some more tips on how to help your partner in labor, per verywellfamily.com:
Massage your partner’s temples to help them relax. This method also helps release stress.Remind your partner to try and use the restroom every hour as it can get uncomfortable, and can also stall labor.Try cool compresses on their neck and face.Heating pads and a warm blanket can also help ease the pain.Encourage them to drink plenty of fluids and eat (if doctors allow) to keep their energy up.
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