It’s easy to see why pregnant women are so vulnerable to being arrested, and their fetuses are especially vulnerable.
These women often experience the pain of being pregnant at the very time when they feel most vulnerable, like the moment their child becomes fully born.
According to a report by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the rate of arrests for pregnancy-related offenses increased by nearly two-thirds in the last decade.
It’s no wonder.
Pregnant women face arrest and detention for as many as 70 percent of pregnancy-associated offenses.
Pregnancy-related arrests are the fourth most common charge that is brought against a pregnant person in the United States, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
But it’s not just women who face arrest or detention for pregnancy offenses.
According the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, pregnant women and their partners face arrest for all sorts of offenses.
They can face charges for theft, burglary, stalking, and more.
For pregnant women who do not have a child, pregnancy-Related Arrests are just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that approximately 25,000 pregnant women were arrested each year for the purposes of pregnancy related offenses, according the Centers For Disease Control.
In addition, according a 2013 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, pregnant people were arrested at a rate of over 3,000 per day in 2012.
In other words, nearly 10,000 women per day are arrested and detained for pregnancy related crimes.
Pregnancies are the most common reason women are arrested.
According a report from Women’s Law Project, more than one in five pregnant women in the U.S. were arrested during pregnancy.
The most common reasons women are incarcerated for pregnancy crimes are for being pregnant or for an abortion, which are both felonies that carry a mandatory sentence of three to 10 years in prison.
And according to a study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, incarcerated pregnant women receive less than one-third of the same access to justice as non-incarcerated pregnant women.
In the U, pregnancy related arrests account for over one-fifth of all reported misdemeanor pregnancy related criminal offenses, and pregnancy related charges account for almost a quarter of all misdemeanor pregnancy- related arrests.
But for pregnant women, the stigma of pregnancy can be even more harmful than being arrested.
In fact, according with the Center for Family and Human Rights, women who are arrested or detained for these offenses are twice as likely to be incarcerated for an unrelated crime.
For many, pregnancy is a traumatic experience, but for pregnant people, it can be especially difficult to accept their pregnancy loss.
It can be difficult to tell people that they have to keep their pregnancy secret from everyone around them, and it can also be difficult for pregnant individuals to get pregnant or to maintain their current pregnancies, says Sarah Silliman, a public policy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“For many, the experience of pregnancy is the most painful, and the stigma can be so strong that they don’t want to tell anybody, not even their friends,” she says.
For some pregnant women with the stigma surrounding their pregnancy, there’s also a heightened risk of physical abuse and rape during pregnancy, which can lead to postpartum depression.
“If you’re not telling anyone, you’re also not going to be able to have a normal pregnancy,” says Sillimans attorney, Susan Stokes.
“And then, you can’t really feel safe.”
According to the Centers Department of Health and Development, 1.5 percent of U. S. women experience postpartine depression.
In one study, researchers found that among women who experienced postpartous depression during their pregnancies, the prevalence of postparticular symptoms increased in the weeks following the loss of a pregnancy.
And if you’re thinking about trying to conceive, there are some serious consequences to not knowing you’re pregnant.
According an analysis by the Center For Disease Dynamics, about half of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.
This means that up to one-fourth of all women who conceive have miscarriages, and this happens much more often in women who have experienced pregnancy- Related Arrests.
According with the American Psychological Association, miscarriage rates in the first trimester of pregnancy have doubled since 1996, when the Centers Centers for Diseases Control and Disease Control began tracking this information.
It also means that miscarriages occur more often for women of color, who are twice the rate as white women.
Sillimean, who works in the office of a woman’s reproductive health clinic in Los Angeles, is one of the women who has been incarcerated for her pregnancy.
In 2012, when she was 17 years old, she and her sister, who was 16, were arrested for the same offense, but she was the only one who was pregnant.
She and her two friends were charged with misdemeanor charges, which carry a maximum sentence of a $1,000 fine and