midwives and other health professionals identify and manage
domestic violence in pregnancy
to this website focusing on domestic violence in pregnancy
– a site designed to deliver practical help to midwives
and other health professionals working with pregnant women.
If you work in this field, the site can help you engage with
and effectively support pregnant women who experience domestic
violence, ultimately improving their health.
The need for this site is clear. There are three main risk
factors for experiencing domestic abuse - namely being a women,
being pregnant and being between 16-24 years old. All women
who experience domestic abuse will have individual, and sometimes
website is funded by the Department of Health. It is part
of an ongoing impact evaluation assessing the training and
support provided for midwives during the introduction of routine
antenatal enquiry for domestic violence. The independent evaluation
is being undertaken by the University of the West of England,
here to find out more about the research project behind
this domestic violence in pregnancy website initiative.