I am 20 weeks along, and this is my first pregnancy. My "DH" and I broke up in May, and we have been seriously rocky for a long while. On my last doctors appointment, he punched me in the arm, in the stomach, and grabbed my face so that I almost wrecked while driving. I have tried to be cordial with him because of the fact that I am carrying his child, but I found out yesterday that he is talking to the ex-girlfriend who he has been talking to on and off for the main bulk of our relationship. He wants to go to doctors appointments, but he has no initiative to put any money toward our $225 monthly doctor bill. I also feel like I want someone there who respects me, cares about me, and can enjoy it with me... that won't make me completely miserable the whole time (like my mom or sister or best friend). When it comes to raising the child, because of his instability emotionally, his tendancy to just take off in the middle of the night, and his abusive tendancies, I am very hesitant about him being around our child by himself. My mother has suggested child support and supervised visits. Have any of you been in this situation? I feel like I am not thinking clearly at the moment (hormones may be to blame, maybe), but any advice?