Domestic abuse often increases during pregnancy, and battered women are more likely to have miscarriages, premature babies or babies that are underweight. If you are in an abusive relationship, I can’t stress enough how important it is that you get help. Now that you’re pregnant, your baby is depending on you to keep you both safe from harm. No one has the right to hit you at any time. Please don’t be afraid to talk about this with your provider. Your healthcare team can suggest resources to help you right now.
Only you can take the steps to protect you and your baby.