You could certainly try to request a change in the custodial situation. However, based on the facts as you have provided them thus far, my speculation is that you do not have enough here to prevail.
As a general rule, to change a custodial arrangement, the moving party needs to demonstrate some substantial change in the situation. A substantial change could be that one party has been convicted of child abuse or been sent to prison for a long period of time, for example.
The change you have mentioned, becoming a stay at home mother, is not terribly significant. As such, my opinion is that, in and of itself, this is not a significant enough change to request a modification of the custodial arrangement.
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No, the fact that you have become pregnant and desire to be a stay at home mom will not be likely to persuade the judge to change the custodial arrangement. This factors are obviously beyond the control of the father and not likely to be terribly compelling with the court.
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