Coercive Control in Pregnancy
Film to be shown to expectant mothers and new mothers
We will believe you. Coercive control is domestic abuse. Abuse is rarely a one-off event and escalates in severity and frequency.
Hello, police officer introducing video.You are most likely to become a victim of domestic abuse as an expectant mother or mum-to-be. You have been asked to watch this video as domestic abuse is one of the most dangerous crimes. The impact of domestic abuse can range from loss of esteem to loss of life.
Story of 20 something year old Hull victim whose 3 week old baby was murdered by her controlling boyfriend.'I loved him and never thought he had it in him to do what he did. My life is destroyed'. 30 second detail of coercive control
•Unreasonable demands •Bullying behaviour, designed to make you feel worthless •Restricting your daily activities •Constant monitoring of your spending, or giving you an 'allowance'. •Stalking your movements, monitoring your time, controlling how you spend your time. •Changing your passwords on your phone or computer, taking your phone away. •Unable to leave the house, use your car. Or your partner isolates you from your family, friends or colleagues. Destruction of possessions...
My incredible mum was murdered by her on/off boyfriend. My mum used to say; "he'll be the death of me", she was right. He strangled and stabbed her in a hotel bedroom. She never got to meet her unborn grandson.
In an emergency always ring 999 To talk through any questions please ring: DAP 01482 123456 DVAP 01482 78910 Blue Door 0845 678910
One midwife in five knows that at least one of her expectant mothers is a victim of domestic abuse. A further one in five midwives sees at least one woman a week who she suspects is a victim of domestic abuse. 1 in 6 pregnant women will experience domestic abuse. 30% of abuse starts or worsens during pregnancy.
We have shown you this video to help protect you now or possibly your family in the future. Hopefully you will never experience abuse in your relationship, however being able to recognise the subtle signs of coercive control could save your or child's life. Domestic abuse kills. List of possible c&c traits to be shown.
If you ever need to speak to someone about concerns regarding your partner or ths video has prompted more questions than answers, here are the local domestic abuse agencies who can discuss any and every question or fear you have. List of local DAP, DVAP, Blue Door, Refuge, 999, 101 numbers.
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