This is a strange question, but I have barely come across articles upon it. I am almost more scared of asking because I dont want the judgements on single parenting, because I know they can be quite harsh. My boyfriend and I got together last summer, and decided to get engaged fast, and in this case, stupidly. I ended up pregnant around November, and now at 19 weeks, he had to move back to his home state to try to get his life together; which is literally across the USA completely, because if he didnt he wasnt going to be able to tie up lose ends, grow up, and be a good father, and be a dependable one, the plan is for him to come back but hes not really doing so well at getting his stuff togethre though, so who knows. Anyways, I am on a limited income for my own health reasons, the baby is fine and healthy, I am just lots of appointments and such. I do have help from friends and family. So financially and emotionally I will be fine with this child, my question is, if any of you had to be pregnant emotionally alone, missing that father - mother connection during pregnancy, and if you did, how did you get through it? I cant seem to fill the void of him not being around during this time, and I feel like Im not enjoying my pregnancy enough, with the whole sickness, and absent dad syndrome. I love my daughter already, and I have always wanted a child, adn was told I was infertile my whole teen years, I am over excited that I am pregnant, and that she is on her way.. But i miss the dad, and all I want is him here... If you were alone (without the father) during the pregnancy how did you deal with it, and what skills did you use to get through it?