A woman has taken to the internet for help after discovering her mother-in-law messed with her birth control and she is now pregnant.
The woman shared on Reddit: “I caught MIL messing with my birth control!”
“My husband and I are adamantly child-free people,” the woman wrote.
“For those of you who don’t know exactly what that means, basically we don’t want to have kids … ever. We are in our late 20s and we enjoy our carefree lives so much that we decided that we thought it would be best to never have kids.”
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She said some people call them ‘selfish’ but she doesn’t judge others for their choices, so she expects the same in return.
She explained that her MIL had popped over to cook dinner for her husband and herself.
“When I opened the door into our bedroom what I see is what looks like MIL carefully trying to poke holes into our condoms,” she wrote.
“She snaps her head in my direction with this mortifying deer in the headlights look on her face. Like a fish out of water.
“She mumbles something about how she’s ‘trying to save the family’ and frantically runs out of the house before I even have a chance to say anything.”
The woman explained that she chased her mother-in-law, who jumped into her car and took off so fast, she almost ran over her daughter-in-law’s foot.
When her husband arrived home, she told him what had happened.
He was “absolutely horrified” and “says he can’t believe it and never thought she was capable of such a thing. She’s a ‘sweet old lady’.”
Not the first time
To make matters worse, the mother-in-law had been around three weeks earlier when the wife was out.
During that visit, the wife was not home, but the husband said his mother “used the bathroom a few times during her visit” and now they’re worried she has done it before.
In an updated post, the woman says she has since found out she’s pregnant.
“I’m so distraught that I haven’t been able to sleep in the last four days,” she wrote.
“I’m sorry I didn’t update sooner, but I’ve been in a really dark place.”
She says neither of them have spoken to the mother-in-law since the incident had taken place, but she is “lost”.
“I never wanted to have kids sure, but at the same time having an abortion feels so wrong to me even though it’s the most ideal thing to do right now,” she said.
“I can’t believe I’m in this situation right now. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
She also added, “IF I do decide to keep this baby, she will absolutely have no access to this baby. The only nice thing about this whole mess is the thought of us raising this kid with her in the background with a massive CBF while I play with the little one.”
The couple have also lodged a police report.
“I forgot to mention in the post that we filed a police report on Saturday. This has been documented. At the very least we’re hoping a quick RO can take place.”
Her original post has since been removed and comments locked.
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