DOMESTIC ABUSE MAY AFFECT CHILDREN IN WOMB

Contact(s): Alytia Levendosky, Andy Henion

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Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists.

The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioral trauma symptoms in their children within the first year of life. Symptoms include nightmares, startling easily, being bothered by loud noises and bright lights, avoiding physical contact and having trouble experiencing enjoyment.

Click here to read the article at Michigan State University’s MSU Today.