Pregnant Woman Refuses To Give Birth In Husband's Home Country

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A pregnant woman is facing a dilemma as her husband wants their child to be born in his home country, Mexico, while she wants to be in control of her labor and delivery. Although her husband's family could be present during the birth, she is uncomfortable with the idea of delivering in a hospital she has never been to with a doctor who does not speak English. She also wants to be as comfortable as possible during labor and delivery, and she feels like she should have a say in where their child will be born. Her husband, however, is upset and thinks she is being selfish for not considering his family's feelings. Do you think she is the a**hole for refusing to have her baby in Mexico?

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Pregnant woman refuses to give birth in husband's home country 😱

A pregnant woman is faced with a dilemma when her husband insists on going to Mexico for the birth of their child, to make it easier for his family to be present. The woman, however, is concerned about her comfort, medical care and about language barrier. She also prefers to be in control of her labor and delivery. The couple had met in the US when the husband was on a visa, and now the woman is a citizen while he is from Mexico. The woman's family could travel to Mexico easily, but the husband's family would have trouble getting visas to the US. The husband had cited cost, dual citizenship and fairness for his family as reasons for going to Mexico. However, the woman is worried about the medical care, the language barrier, and the lack of control over her birth experience. Is she being selfish or inconsiderate, or is she entitled to choose where she wants to give birth? Let's take a look at the comments and reactions to this post.

Giving birth in a foreign country with a language barrier? HELL NO 🙅‍♀️

StAlvis | StAlvis

Mexican lawyer advises pregnant woman not to give birth in Mexico 🚫

IHadToDownVoteIt27 | IHadToDownVoteIt27

OP's husband wants a 'destination childbirth' for his family to be there. NTA.

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It's his body on the line, he can choose. 🤰👍

pomme_dor | pomme_dor

Choosing to give birth in the US for citizenship. NTA.

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Pregnant woman stands firm against husband's birth demands. NTA.

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

Pregnant woman refuses to give birth in husband's home country

MNsnark | MNsnark

Commenter warns against giving birth in husband's home country 🚫

generic_bitch | generic_bitch

Prioritizing convenience over safety? NTA, you're the hero 🦸‍♀️

cara180455 | cara180455

Pregnancy, travel, and cultural differences clash. Stay put, Mama Bear! 🚫✈️

valerian_spiel | valerian_spiel

Compromise by visiting his family when the baby is older 😊

Bryfus | Bryfus

Pregnancy is not equal, it's her body on the line 💪🏼

mozzsticks11 | mozzsticks11

Prioritizing comfort and safety during childbirth. 🤰🏻

sequingoddess | sequingoddess

Pregnant woman refuses to give birth in husband's home country due to pandemic and language barriers. NTA

Jazzlike_Humor3340 | Jazzlike_Humor3340

Pregnant woman advised to research and prioritize her health and safety 🤰

no_rxn | no_rxn

Commenter warns of abuser's isolation tactics 🚨👮

Catqueen25 | Catqueen25

Giving birth in a foreign country can be scary 😰

mandiexile | mandiexile

Respect personal decisions about childbirth. No interference needed 👍

Beautiful_mistakes | Beautiful_mistakes

Pregnant woman refuses husband's request to give birth in his home country.

Careful-Listen2277 | Careful-Listen2277

Red flags in a relationship. Seek support and leave ASAP 👀

notAgirl77 | notAgirl77

Stand your ground! 🤰🌎 NTA

mirror_lily | mirror_lily

Respectful partner: NTA. Both families: stay out of delivery room.

darament | darament

Pregnant woman stands up to controlling husband on birthing plans 🤰

OneTwoWee000 | OneTwoWee000

Choose your comfort and safety over family expectations. ❤

jasemina8487 | jasemina8487

NTA. Your husband wants to drag you to foreign country to give birth.

NinjaDefenestrator | NinjaDefenestrator

👍 NTA. Flying while pregnant can be risky.

Safe_Imagination_872 | Safe_Imagination_872

Birth decision: Woman's comfort over husband's desire. #NTA 👍

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Communicating with medical staff is crucial during childbirth. 🤒

DemonicSymphony | DemonicSymphony

Discuss postpartum wishes with husband's family to avoid unwanted visitors. 🙌

cluelessnreddit | cluelessnreddit

NTA. Consider legal hurdles and flight restrictions before coming back.

Magnoliabanana | Magnoliabanana

Choosing a birth location should prioritize the least stress 🤰

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Stand your ground! Your body, your choice. 🙌

annabananafin | annabananafin

Giving birth abroad with family during a pandemic? NTA.

diskebbin | diskebbin

Prioritizing comfort and health during pregnancy. 👍

RealBettyWhite69 | RealBettyWhite69

Safe delivery over cost! Don't risk medical procedure in Mexico 👎

PolyesterAtrocity | PolyesterAtrocity

Pregnant woman pressured to give birth in husband's country. Stay put! 🤗

Bitter_millenial | Bitter_millenial

Commenter warns OP of husband's harmful proposal, advises NTA.

mrsmoose123 | mrsmoose123

Husband's actions raise red flags for pregnant woman's safety 🚩

knittedjedi | knittedjedi

Concerned commenter questions husband's motives for birth location choice.

whatchagonnadobedo | whatchagonnadobedo

Choosing where to give birth: a difficult decision for couples ❤

mchursty | mchursty

Pregnant woman stands her ground in where to give birth 💪

loudent2 | loudent2

Giving birth in a foreign country without communication is scary 😨

Pandashka | Pandashka

Giving birth is stressful enough, NTA for wanting communication with doctor 🙏

Pandashka | Pandashka

Pregnant woman considers giving birth in husband's home country. Concerns for medical complications and language barrier.

Puffehfish | Puffehfish

Is her husband planning to move her to Mexico? 🤔 NTA.

mowgli0423 | mowgli0423

Stick to your gut and deliver where \*you\* want to 👏

SolidUpstairs | SolidUpstairs

Choose your own birth adventure! NTA, your body, your choice 💃

Affectionate-Dirt777 | Affectionate-Dirt777

You decide where to give birth 💪

macaroni_rascal42 | macaroni_rascal42