Madison - posted on 10/20/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and me and the baby daddy recently split up. I'm only 16 and he's 19. Well the reason we split up is because he's abusive. He kept hitting me all the time before and during my pregnancy. I stayed with him so long because I thought maybe my pregnancy would change him and I really believed that it would, but he just kept getting worse and it was putting my baby at risk with him hitting me all the time. I'm scared to for the baby to be around him because he doesn't control his anger well and I feel a crying baby would set him off and he'd end up hitting the baby. I don't want to tell him when I go into labor and I'm wanting to know if since we are not married or anything if I have to or not. I understand that once he finds out he's born he can fight for custody and that scares me as well. I just don't want him around the baby because I have a very strong feeling he'd hurt him. My new boyfriend already thinks of him as a son and has told me he'd help me raise him, but I have no idea how to go about my ex. What would y'all do in my situation?? I'm confused about the Texas laws regarding this kinda stuff and don't have anyone that can help me.