Fact Sheet, 2019
Domestic violence (DV), also referred to as intimate partner violence, includes physical, psychological, verbal, sexual, spiritual, and financial abuse and aggression that is committed by a spouse, common-law partner, or romantic partner. This fact sheet focuses on domestic violence during pregnancy. It provides information about the signs of DV and the effects of DV on the pregnant woman and the fetus. Links are provided to screening tools and resources to help health and allied healthcare providers support pregnant women experiencing DV.