I’m currently 36 weeks pregnancy. Due to the Covid situation, social distancing is in place and my mum was going to be second birth partner but that obviously can’t happen either.
My mum keeps making comments that she’s anxious about not being at the birth and that she’s not going to be able to hold my newborn and I’ve gently expressed my concerns that we need to protect baby’s immature immune system. When I have seen my mum social distancing, she gets her back up when I show that I’m uncomfortable when she approaches me to try and touch my bump. She keeps saying that she doesn’t feel as close to me and she feels lonely. And most recently, during a group video call, starts saying she thinks I don’t like her because I’m concerned about anyone, other than my husband and I, holding our newborn and wanting to follow the social distancing that’s in place. She kept repeating that I didn’t like her and really putting me on the spot in front of our family friends. And quite frankly, it’s making me feel stressed and anxious myself and feel slightly suffocated by the whole situation.
Am I being unreasonable with my concerns and following social distancing?