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‘I needed to fix myself for my kids’: breaking the cycle of domestic abuse – The Guardian

Families with complicated lives are being helped by a project that supports both parents during their child’s first two years

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When Jess* was 11 weeks pregnant, she got into an argument with her boyfriend, Robbie*, who lashed out and hit her. Jess had suffered a previous miscarriage and was terrified of losing another baby.
I couldnt go through it again, says Jess. The idea of losing another baby because of a decision taken by Robbie was really traumatic for me.
She decided to go for a check up at her local hospital and while there, confided in a healthcare professional about the abuse she had suffered. I asked for help…

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