Partner violence and pregnancy, an intervention-study within perinatal care (MOM-study)

The first objective of the study is a large-scale prevalence study of physical, psychological and sexual violence one year before, during and one year after pregnancy. Furthermore, examined if there are safe and / or effective ways to tackle partner violence and all its negative consequences within the perinatal care setting. Consequently, our second objective is to investigate to what extent it is possible to decrease the prevalence of partner violence and reduce the negative effects of partner violence on the pregnancy by an intervention (screening for partner violence and redirecting to care provision for partner violence using a resource card).


Dr. An-Sofie Van Parys, Prof Marleen Temmerman, Prof Kristien Roelens, Prof Hans Verstraelen


ICRH (Ghent University)


ZNA Middelheim Antwerpen, UZ Antwerpen, OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst, AZ Monica Deurne, private practice Dr. Johan Van Wiemeersch, AZ St Jan Brugge, AZ Jan Palfijn, OLV Van Lourdes ziekenhuis Waregem, UZ Gent Women's Clinic, AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Virga Jesse Hasselt, ZOL Genk


January 01, 2009 - December 31, 2016

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Marleen Temmerman
Ms. An-Sofie Van Parys




Interpersonal violence
Mother and child health