Domestic Abuse is a form of physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse within the context of a close relationship, usually between partners or ex-partners. During pregnancy the rise of Domestic Abuse is increased.
It may happen anywhere, at any time in a relationship and across all social classes, age groups and ethnic or racial backgrounds.
Suffering abuse can seriously affect your health, your unborn baby, your confidence and belief in yourself. Your midwife will discuss this with you during pregnancy. She will inform you of where and how help can be found. See ‘Useful Links’ for contact numbers.