Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 18th, 2022 @ 2:57pm CDT
Source: Chipola Healthy Start
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It's estimated that 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical abuse from an intimate partner in their lifetime (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and each year more than 320,000 women experience violence during pregnancy (CDC). Women who are in an abusive relationship prior to pregnancy can expect the abuse to continue and sometimes worsen, and for some women, intimate partner violence (IPV) begins during or as a result of pregnancy. Do you believe you are in an abusive relationship? Click on the link to learn more: https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/domestic-violence-awareness-month-resources-for-pregnant-women#:~:text=October%20is%20National%20Domestic%20Violence,violence%20during%20pregnancy%20(CDC).