Our expert says:
Beating a wife is never justifed, and beating a pregnant wife doubly so. Call POWA ( in the phone book ) which deals specifically with helping abused women ; they ought to be able to give you very specific advice about finding a way to be safe, and getting a court order preventing him from threatening or assaulting you again, and even preventing him from access to the house until this can be resolved. Later, as the dust settles, maybe some marriage counselling can be useful, but the urgent essential is to ensure the safety of you and the child
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