60% of domestic abuse survivors are mothers and 1 in 15 are pregnant women.
It is not easily identified by professionals as domestic abuse is complex and often involves different patterns of behaviour including, controlling, threatening, violent, coercive, degrading, and sexual assaults.
It does not only occur between couples. It is important to note that all family members can be involved in domestic abuse.
To help support pregnant women seeking or living in refuge the Real Birth Company has pledged to provide access to the Real Birth Workshop for any pregnant women who is being supported by Women’s Aid or other associated refuge, to help plan for their birth in a safe environment.