I do not have kids as yet..not yet started TTC ..actually I have a major worry that is stopping me from going ahead to the next step...I have had some major issues with my MIL..usual story..MIL is extremely possessive about her son..feels I'm not good enough for him..also she's extremely short tempered and shouts if she gets angry..which is quite often...throws unreasonable tantrums to get what she wants..I have been having a tough time with her.. The issue is so bad many people of my family circle got to know of the in-laws problems which I have (once she insulted me in front of many relatives for a trivial issue)..but all are assuring me that she will change if I have a baby..they are saying that after seeing her grandkid she will get affection towards me..she will be occupied with the baby and will not have time for such nonsense..But my doubt is..will this nonsense really stop or will it get worse? Can I have a normal pregnancy with so much of stress and negativity around me? I know of a case where an MIL harassed her DIL even when she was carrying..the poor thing developed too many complications due to high stress levels and was hospitalized..Will an MIL stop ill treating her DIL just because her DIL gives birth to a baby? or will the issue become worse? (like using the child to get back at the mother or continuing to shout at everyone and creating dramas at home, thus traumatizing the mind of the small child from a young age?) Please share ur personal experiences ..I'm nervous and scared at the thought of having a baby in this situation as I will have to stay in joint family after having kid..