I was in a similar situation with my first pregnancy, albeit my PND went undiagnosed and I just put it all down to me being the problem. But my then boyfriend was verbally abusive toward me and prior to falling pregnant, he'd also been emotionally abusive to me. When I was pregnant, he just became emotionally vacant and I was deprived of emotional and verbal support.
You will do very well in getting yourself out of that situation. If your boyfriend can't make up his mind, then do it FOR him. Now is a time of great worry and stress and confusion on both your parts, you're just experiencing it in different ways. He needs to be told where to from here, because he obviously has no clue. Don't depend on him to give you a straight out answer, because he won't. I know this because my boyfriend was exactly the same. He's toggling between being single and having that freedom, or committing to a relationship with both you AND your baby.
What he really wants, and this is just my opinion because this was true in my case, is for you to tell him that you're a team. You can do this TOGETHER. He needs to get his head clear, rearrange his priorities ASAP, and become a man. OR, he can go play with the boys. Either way it will define his character, and this is how you will know whether he's worth holding onto or not. Make it clear to him what the reality is: that this baby is not going to wait for him to make up his mind, and neither are you. Life doesn't just stop because he's unsure about what he wants. That if he chooses to go his own way, it says that he's not ready nor worthy of being the daddy of your baby, and that baby will be registered under your maiden name and not his. Make him realise that alot of his privileges with both you and your baby will fall away if he chooses to turn his back on you.
But don't let him play you like that. Especially because you've got PND. It's all self-destructive and like I said, it's GOOD that you get out of there while you can. He needs to go talk to your GP, or your midwife, or call the PND support group and teach HIMSELF how he can support you through this, so he can clue himself in about what you're going through, and so he can stop acting like a selfish little boy and grow up.
Because that's the thing he's scared of. He won't be able to go out drinking with his buddies as often because he will have something we adults call 'responsibility'.
Maybe some of the problems in your relationship is due to the PND. I know it just about ruined my relationship with my boyfriend. But PND is a sickness, it's not YOU, and your boyfriend sounds like the typical male who has yet to learn the art of compassion and empathy.
You get yourself sorted out, and encourage him to do the same, asap. You have a baby on the way. You can't idle with 'what if' or 'but'. He's either in this with you, or he's not. One comes with privileges, the other with freedom. If he can't decide, you have to tell him that you will decide for him. You want stability, and if he can't provide that for you now, don't make the mistake of letting him in to break down what you're trying to build. You want a happy and healthy environment for your child. There is nothing like the love of a mother, it's all your baby needs. If dad can be there and set a good rolemodel, all the better, but if he's going to be a turbulent and unstable factor in your child's life, it's best to prevent it early on and give your baby only the best.
You can do this. And no matter what, please do remember that IT'S NOT YOU. Whatever negativity or misfortune comes along, YOU are NOT to blame. Have compassion for yourself. You're doing your best, and you want only the best, because nothing less will do.You're strong enough to physically remove yourself from the relationship. If that doesn't give him a wake up call, and he's unable to have a proper conversation with you about where to from here, make the decision yourself. You deserve massive respect for carrying his child and going through PND. If he cares enough, he'll make the decision himself on the spot. If he idles with a reply, do it for him.
And do keep in touch with your friends and family. You need their support now and in the future. All the best luck to you xxxx
Angel 2002; Keira-Caitlyn 15/01/07; Callum 27/02/09; Seth 29/06/2011