Our expert says:
It sounds as though your husband really doesn't understand your illness and its progress - shouldn't he arrange to meet your psychiatrist for a thorough explanation of the situation, of what you and he can best do to manage it for the best possible outcome ?
Its not fair, maybe not even sensible, that you should now be carrying a high-risk pregnancy ( and at significant risk, too, to your mood problems ) just because he wants more children.
If your illness has created a situaion in which you needed to be admitted to hospital several times, that wasn't your fault. You have NOT "made things difficult" - you have both been faced with a difficult situation.
He complains that you don't respect him ? Does he really respect you ? Do YOU respect you ? You certainly deserve respect.
It sounds as though, quite separate from your own problems, he has problems of his own ( as shown by his reference to having never been appreciated by his own family ), and he needs and deserves to see his own shrink, or at least a counsellor, to work on solving his own problems, as well as eventually working with you on your joint problems.
It sounds as though there is an urgent need for a broader expert assessment of the whole situation, involving you, your husband, your existing child and the child-to-be. DIscuss this urgently with your own psychiatrist, who, if he/she is to help you effectively, cannot focus only on your personal issues without dealing with their whole context.
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