Common signs might be:
- Delay in seeking prenatal care
- Unexplained bruising or damage to her breasts or abdomen
- Continued use of products harmful to pregnancy (cigarettes, drugs, alcohol)
- Reoccurring psychosomatic illnesses
- Lack of attendance to prenatal education
Help is available for those involved in abusive relationships. Many states have programs to provide you with shelter and clothing, even prenatal care. The American Institute on Domestic Violence has a great page of resources, including a state by state listing of organizations. There is also a listing of international sites available. Remember, that help is available, and you are not alone. Please, for your sake and your baby's do not delay in seeking help, your lives may depend on it.
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