the mother of my grandchild keeps defamimg my character and now i can't see baby in hospital because of that.what can i do?
talked to the social worker and explained what is happening. then we just left the hospital
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If she is in the hospital, and has just had the baby then she can say who visits or not. After childbirth mothers often have conflicting emotions and it is best to be careful. You do not as the grandmother have any rights to contact without her consent, or with a court order and this would best be handled slowly for now, or the situation will just become too hard. If she is saying untruthful things to the social worker, then your best response is a dignified reply, pointing out the truth, and dealing with issues and not personalities. Is the father involved?He may be able to help.
My son and her parted 4 weeks ago. baby is 9 weeks old and the mother is making it impossible for him to see baby. He got a lawyers to help get him visiting times. that was meant to happen today through to sunday, but specified times through each day, and he is not yet allowed to take baby with him. She has also tried hard to paint him as a bad person. It is not true and it is not true about the things she has been saying about me. Yesterday she told my son baby was really ill. he told her to take her to the doctor but she wouldn't. he eventually got his lawyer to get her lawyer to get her to take baby to the doctor. she took baby to the doctor today and the doctor sent them straight up to hospital. baby has bronchitis and is now on oxygen. my son is in the ward with baby. I found out through the social worker that Baby's mother told the staff bad things about me and the staff stopped me from going in to see baby and called security. I was not abusive or violent i just asked why the other grandmother can be there and I can't. I said my son should have some support too. from work. yesterday baby's mother rung
it is not the first time she has said bad things about me. i need to stop her because it really is impacting on me now. i am afraid people are believing her
She is taking out the feelings about the separation and your son on you of course. She can stop visitors at the hospital unfortunately. perhaps with the baby so sick, it may be a good idea to back off but just let her know you are hurt by the comments, but that if she needs support for the baby you are still there for the baby. Talk to your sons lawyer too and tell him/her about the comments and explain you are concerned this will be prejudicial for your son and that it is untrue and hurtful, but that you are ready to answer this.
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