So Im not sure how I feel about this so Im looking for some advice. This is my first child. I live in Germany with my husband. We dont have any family around; they are all in the states. I do have friends here though so I am not alone or without some type of support network. My mother wants to come to stay with us from before the birth, be there during the birth, and then stay with us after the birth for the first week or so. I really dont know how I feel about this. In my mind I have always just visualized it just being my husband and I in the delivery room but I am okay with having my mom there for that. Its more the fact of her staying with us right after the birth that kind of freaks me out. My mother and I are both very opinionated and tend to butt heads about everything. My husband was planning on taking the first week off and it just being the three of us bonding. I know if my mom comes my husband will not take off the week and will go back to work. Ive suggested her coming a week or two after the birth to help out but she really wants to be there for the whole process. What does everyone think?