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SweetHypnotiq
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when i was pregnant i suffered mmany emotional and physical abuse. my boyfriend would beat me and throw me around throught my pregnancy, and now my newborn sometimes wakes up scared or shaky when he sleeps. is it cuz of that?even though he came out healthy
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Gumdrop Girl
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I wouldn't think an infant would have memories of abuse in utero.

Studies have shown that abuse during pregnancy can lead to things like low-birthweight and premature delivery. But you said you delivered a healthy baby. Have you mentioned this to the baby's doctor. Next time you take him in for immunizations or whatever, please tell your doctor what's up.

Are you still with the baby's daddy? You said your mom's really supportive; if he's hurting you, you should go to her for help. If not, you can call the Bilingual Shelter for Victims of Domestic violence (323)268-7564 for advice.

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SweetHypnotiq
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Yeah im still with him. I mean, they say that when your pregnant the baby feels what you feel... i was also suprised i had a healthy baby, i went through ALOT when i was pregnant, and i would of thought it would of harmed my son.
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logic_grrl
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You need to start thinking seriously about leaving, for your baby's sake as well as your own.

Even if it seems like the abuse has stopped at the moment, the overwhelming likelihood is that it will continue in the future.

And even if your baby doesn't get physically abused too, he can suffer a whole lot of emotional harm from seeing you be abused, or living in a household which is full of violence.


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