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Review of the week

This week we have explored definitions and consequences of DVA.

This week, we have explored definitions of domestic violence and abuse along with the maternal and foetal risks, outcomes and impacts associated with DVA in pregnancy.

In addition to consequences, we considered risk factors. Moreover, in recognising and addressing some of our own biases and assumptions, we have also been able to challenge and understand some of the barriers to disclosure and the effective provision of care to pregnant people and parents experiencing DVA.

You should now be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse in childbearing and maternity services.

Next week we will seek to enhance our screening practices by exploring how to ask about DVA and respond effectively to disclosure.

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Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) in Pregnancy

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