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DOMESTIC ABUSE

There is a support available for those experiencing domestic abuse. This section provides advice, links and contacts to help.

What is domestic abuse?

For more information, click here to visit the Northumberland County Council website 

Domestic abuse in pregnancy 

Domestic abuse or domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial. It is often a combination of these. Pregnancy can be a trigger for domestic abuse, and existing abuse may get worse during pregnancy or after giving birth. 

Domestic abuse during pregnancy puts you and your unborn child in danger. It increases the risk of miscarriage, infection, premature birth, and injury or death to the baby. 

It can also cause emotional and mental health problems, such as stress and anxiety, which can affect the development of the baby. 

Find out how to recognise the signs of domestic abuse on the council's website

For more information, click here to visit the Northumberland County Council website

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