A violent man repeatedly assaulted his partner while she was pregnant and threatened to kill her.
Jan Laveckij was arrested in February after the woman told police about a string of domestic violence incidents.
The victim made a statement which covered numerous assaults from when she was four months pregnant, including having a knife held against her neck by Laveckij.
The 30-year-old also pushed her to the floor and on another occasion he punched her, causing her to fall backwards on the stairs.
On another occasion, he damaged a kitchen table by grabbing it and flipping it over.
Laveckij, of Freiston Street, Bobbers Mill, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to three counts of battery and making a threat to kill.
He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the threat to kill and four months concurrently on each battery offence, suspended for 21 months, with 25 rehabilitation activity days.
He was also made subject of a restraining order for five years to stay away from the victim, who is now his ex-partner.
Detective Sergeant Dave Nicks, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats domestic abuse extremely seriously and will respond swiftly and robustly to reports made to us.
“I would urge anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse to contact us, either directly or indirectly, so that we can protect them.
“I want to reassure anyone who is suffering domestic abuse that Nottinghamshire police continues to work closely with partner agencies and we are here to help and support them.
“If you are in danger, please call 999 and we will come to your aid.”