Domestic Violence hits beyond Womb
The Sunday age (Jill Stark)
Life in the Womb
A woman carrying a child has stress on her body to provide nutrition for her and the unborn child. Added stress due to violence will do more harm than help.
Life in the womb
This is where is all begins..
Welcome to the World
A relaxed healthy baby leads to less substance abuse, and use of alcohol. Studies are showing a link between drugs and alcohol and experiencing violence in the home life.
''If we can teach the woman who has experienced trauma to have strategies like the cognitive approaches, the mindfulness approaches, to have her brain calm down or come down from the cortisol, then that's going to be better for her when she's pregnant and we'll avoid this crossover effect.'' Paul Bird