Resources for Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships in Pregnancy

Childbirth Connection's Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships Resources

Planning Pregnancy: Relationships
Planning Pregnancy: Emotions & Stress
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. These links are devoted to relationships, and emotions and stress while planning for your pregnancy.

Resources and Help with Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships in Pregnancy

American Institute on Domestic Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence

Futures Without Violence: a website with "Get the Facts," "Get Help" and other resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline: click this link for their website or call 80-0799-SAFE (7233), toll-free 24-hour source for crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals in throughout the U.S., in English and Spanish with access to 140 languages through interpreter services; website has "Get Educated" resources

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center: information and getting help

Buy When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus, a pregnancy book
Buy When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women (2004), by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus.

When Survivors Give Birth is written for a mixed audience of maternity care professionals and para-professionals, mental health therapists and counselors, and women survivors and their families. The authors expertly and compassionately address the unusual and distressing challenges that arise for abuse survivors during the childbirth experience.

Learn more about When Survivors Give Birth from Amazon pregnancy books

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Most recent page update: 9/6/2012