Having the right support people in the delivery room when giving birth can be the difference between a positive birth experience and a traumatic one. But what happens when the two support people don’t get along?
A woman has revealed how her bestie wanted her by her side at the birth of her child – but there was a catch. The expecting mum’s husband wasn’t so happy with the arrangement.
The 23-year-old woman says her best friend ‘T’, 22, gave birth a week ago, and all hell broke loose.
“T has a husband, K, who I have never gotten along with,” the woman explained. “When I first met him he didn’t like me very much. He was rude a snappy and honestly I was too so our relationship never really got past the enemy stage.
“Well a couple weeks ago my best friend asks me to be one of the people in the delivery room with her since we have known other since the 2nd grade. Of course I accepted.
“So fast forward to the day T’s water broke. Me and her were already somewhat close to the hospital since a lot of the food places we got to are only 10 minutes away. So we get to the hospital and K is already on the way. K arrives and immediately scowls at me asking, ‘What the f**k is she doing here’. I just ignored him and focused on T.
“Well soon enough is was time. T went into labour but instead of grabbing K’s hand for support T grabbed mine. K was obviously upset about this and told me to leave the delivery room and wait outside. I was about to go outside when T grabbed my hand and told me to stay. So I stayed. K got so mad he ended up leaving the hospital all together.
“I stayed with T until she was released from the hospital and she asked me to move in with her for moral support. K and T live separately is because K did not want to move into T’s house for reasons unknown. I know for a fact that T does not want to sell her house because it was passed on to her by her grandparents.
“So I moved in. K found this out and has been telling his friends that I was trying to take his role as the babies father. T’s was getting hateful texts for K saying how I should butt off of their lives now. T has had enough and ended up saying, ‘If you can’t respect my best friend then don’t come and visit’. I feel really bad. I’m not trying to drive them apart I am only trying to support my best friend. Am I the a**hole?”
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