I’m Pregnant, and My Partner is Abusive

 I’m pregnant and my partner is abusive

Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy can be stressful enough. However, if you’re also navigating the turbulent waters of an abusive relationship, that can only accelerate feelings of nervousness and distress.

No matter what your situation is, you are not alone, and you can get through it. Your well-being and safety should be your number one concern.


Take The First Step

Abuse, in any form—be it physical, emotional, or psychological—is unacceptable. Reaching out for help may seem difficult, but it’s a courageous first step.

First and foremost, reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Whether through a call, chat, or text, they’re ready to assist you in finding the support you need to escape your current situation. Remember, you’re entitled to so much more.

Pregnancy And Abuse

Pregnancy often brings with it a profound sense of vulnerability, and the thought of doing it without your partner may be scary, tempting you to endure the situation rather than face it alone.

Sometimes, women think a pregnancy may improve an abusive situation. This is rarely the case, as 1 in 6 women experience abuse for the first time in their lives during a pregnancy.

Abuse can increase your risk of a miscarriage or preterm labor, as well as create other issues.

Talk To Someone

Starting your journey to a safer life can begin with finding someone you trust to talk to. Think about the people in your life, like friends or family. Is there someone who listens well and supports you?

Talking to someone you trust is a significant next step. They can offer you emotional support and help you decide what to do next.

When you share your situation, you’re not alone anymore. You can start making a plan to keep you safe. This person might help you see solutions you hadn’t thought of before.

They can also help with practical things, like finding a safe place to stay or giving advice.

Remember, this is a sign of strength. It can build a safer and happier future for you and your baby.

Additional Support

If you don’t have anyone you can talk to, you can always speak with us at Crossroads. We can help you access no-cost pregnancy services and information so you don’t have to worry about facing this alone.

Contact us today to make a confidential appointment.


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  2. I’m Pregnant and in an Abusive Relationship. How Can I Get Out? (for Parents). (n.d.). Kidshealth.org. Retrieved April 29, 2024, from https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/abusive-relationship.html
  3. National Domestic Violence Hotline. (2018). The National Domestic Violence Hotline. The National Domestic Violence    Hotline. https://www.thehotline.org/
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