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Violence during pregnancy detrimental to smooth co-parenting experience

Posted on 15 March 2012 by admin

Couples married or living together who have had a violent relationship during pregnancy are likely to have a tough time working as a parenting team. A research, published in the Journal of Family Issues, interviewed 156 expectant couples once before the baby’s birth, after six months of the baby’s birth and finally when the baby was nearly 13 months old. The results imply that counseling and working with couples to prevent violence before a baby’s birth can have a significant positive impact on the child’s development and co-parenting. Common couple violence incidents are quite high, especially for couples with young children. This type of violence is characterized by actions like shoving, slapping and hitting and is usually not intended to control the partner but occurs out of frustration. Both partners are equally likely to participate in common couple violence.

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