My first two births were induced and both times it took about 4 days from the start till the finish. Because we were in hospital all that time my DH invited his mum in both times. I don't know if I'm being snotty but there's something about having your MIL present when you are in pain and about to fire a person from your bits that made me really not want her there. I was talking to my DH the other day and I suggested that he didn't invite her this time (I also suggested it the second time but he got bored and invited her anyway). He told me she only comes because she cares and I should stop moaning. I would feel a little hypocritical saying this if I had my own mum there when I'm in labour but tbh I'd hate having her there. I feel giving birth is something I'd rather just me and my DH share. I think whoever wasn't there when we concieved shouldn't be there when he's nearly here. Is this selfish? I'm being induced a week early this time and I'm now starting to worry that she'll turn up when I'm huffing and gruffing and start talking about her day and how the weather is. Would anyone else be annoyed if their MIL turned up at this point?