We don't like to think about it: intimate partner violence during pregnancy and postpartum.

  title={We don't like to think about it: intimate partner violence during pregnancy and postpartum.},
  author={Dava H Shoffner},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  volume={22 1},
Violence directed by an intimate partner toward the pregnant woman and her fetus, or during the first year after delivery, is often either not recognized by professionals or suspected but not addressed. There is no typical abused woman; in fact, intimate partner violence occurs across all social, economic, educational, and professional settings. Physical or sexual abuse may be readily observed in some instances or well hidden at other times; the emotional components of verbal, economic, and… CONTINUE READING


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