This module, part of the blended learning series, Project Connect: Creating Futures Without Violence, covers the impact of domestic violence on perinatal health outcomes. Improving perinatal and birth outcomes are core goals for many home visitation programs. This module makes the connection between pregnancy and domestic violence including associated risk behaviors around the time of pregnancy that are associated with poor birth outcomes, low birth weight, interference with breastfeeding, and postpartum depression.
- Identify at least three effects of domestic violence on women’s risk behaviors during pregnancy
- List at least two effects of domestic violence on birth outcomes
- Describe the connection between domestic violence and breastfeeding
Intimate Partner Violence