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A midwife’s personal story

Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) knows no bounds and can affect anyone at any time.
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We would now like to share with you a powerful, real-life account of one woman.

Her experience will resonate with survivors across the world: the relentless juggling of the abuse on the one hand, and of the ‘public’ aspects of one’s life on the other. There is another thread to her story that ties her to many of the participants on this course: our contributor is a midwife.

In the attached PDF booklet, developed especially for the course, our midwife survivor speaks to you directly. She hopes to help health professionals to understand the nature of abuse and recognise the multitude of barriers victims face to escape the abuse. Here is her story.

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After giving your full attention to this piece, take time to reflect upon both the personal and professional impacts of DVA for the midwife.

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

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