Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse or domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial. It is often a combination of these.

Unfortunately, pregnancy can be a trigger for domestic abuse, and existing abuse may get worse during pregnancy or after giving birth.

If you’re pregnant and being abused, we urge you to get help. Please speak in confidence to your maternity team or midwife.

Non-urgent advice: In an emergency

If you’re in immediate danger always call the police.

Always dial 999 if it is an emergency and press 55 if you can’t talk (only on mobile phones).

They have a duty to protect and help you.

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Page last reviewed: 22 May, 2023