A household survey showed that there is a 60.6% probability that a pregnant woman is assaulted a woman who is not, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, who define this problem as "violence or threats of physical, sexual or psychological / emotional violence caused to pregnant women ".
In information disseminated by the National Center for Gender Equity, you can find the ideas of some authors who cite violence as a complication of pregnancy more frequently than hypertension, diabetes or any other serious complication, the foregoing was expressed in "Battering and Pregnancy." (Midwifery Today 19: 1998).
The institution mentions that in addition to the physical consequences, domestic violence during pregnancy can have psychological consequences. The woman assaulted by her partner is at greater risk of suffering from stress, depression and addiction to tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
In the long term, violence during pregnancy can harm the psychological state of children, who will likely become a witness to domestic violence. In addition, there is a good chance that the man who hits his partner will also hit his children.