Posts: 60 | Joined: 14th Nov 06
I think you suffer from horrible mother-in-law syndrome and not postnatal depression! No one could take this kind of attitude after giving birth!
Honey you need all the help you can get, you don't need some old-fashioned Hitler putting you or you precious little girl down. I know it's hard, but try not to let it come between you and your husband. If she does not live with you what is the point of her visits? Clearly she is not there to help, so maybe you should let your husband know that you feel you would cope better on your own, and that you no longer need her "help". My mum stayed with me for 40 days after I gave birth (it is the Greek custom for someone to stay with the new mum for 40 days after she gives birth, I think some Asian cultures have similar customs, is that why you mother in law is there???) and it was wonderful having her there, but I was so worried that I would not cope on my own! I actually coped better than I thought, so I know YOU will also be OK.
If you think you need medical help don't leave for too late, speak to your health visitor, they are there to support you. You and your little girl don't need the hustle of your mother in law. Take care of yourself and the little one!