My best friend just called me, she was so upset. She is 6 months pregnant and the father of her child walked out when she told him she was pregnant (about 3 months ago). Anyway, he had just called her to talk about when the baby is born. She told him what hospital she would be at and told him where the waiting room is so he would know just where to go. He told her that he wanted to be in the delivery room as did his mom. She said that she wouldn't allow that and he said that it was taking his rights away to not let him and his mother be in ther room. She gets to have 4 people in the room, she has chosen her mom, her 2 sisters and me (we have been best friends since we were 4). He feels like as she gets 4 people, he, as the father should get to choose 2 of them and he told her he chooses himself and his mom. She said" what about my right to privacy? Maybe I don't want my ex and his mother in the room while I am that exposed" She called the hospital and they said that as the mother, she has the right to say who is in the delivery room and who visits the baby in the hosptial. She told him that he can come visit the baby when she says he can. She will be breastfeeding so while in the hospital, quite a bit of the time will be consumed with that. My question is why would a man think he has the right to not only demand to be in the delivery room but to invited someone else as well? What about her right, as a human being, to privacy? For anyone who thinks he has this right, why doesn't she have the right to say who is allowed in the room while her private parts are exposed? Also, just a thought but a person with the mother in the delivery room is called a support person, who should someone be there who has had NOTHING to do with supporting her during the pregnancy?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by tnm786 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
His sense of entitlement is repugnant at best. Mom has the last word. SHE will be the patient. Her rights will be upheld. He needs to go let some air out of his overblown head. WTH is up with his Mother..is she not aware that he bailed on his baby 3 months ago? What a loser.
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