My mother in law doesn't bother about me during my pregnancy. In fact, when my parents visited her over CNY, she told them that she wished my husband and I didn't have a baby. She said we were "too fast". When my dad asked if she is happy she is going to have a granddaughter, she just laughed pretentiously and brushed off the question. Then, she kept emphasising that she is unable to help me with the baby. Naturally, her negative comments made my parents rather upset.
Anyway, in a way it is good she is unwilling to help out. She is extremely conservative and traditional and I can imagine the clashes we would have should she be my confinement lady!