Our latest statement on pregnant women and new mothers in prison

This statement was updated on 5 June to include reference to the findings of the HMIP Short Scrutiny Visits to three women's prisons.
4 Jun 2020

COVID-19: a new partnership with NHS England

Birth Companions commissioned to deliver specialist support to pregnant women and new mothers in the criminal justice system
20 Apr 2020

Government announces release of pregnant women from prison

Welcome news, but the work is far from over
31 Mar 2020

Pregnant women and those on Mother and Baby Units must be released from prison

Government must make coordinated plans for supported release asap
25 Mar 2020

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care

Our response to the new MBRRACE-UK report
13 Dec 2019

Death of baby at HMP Bronzefield

Birth Companions' response to minister Lucy Frazer's commons statement.
8 Oct 2019

Head of Services honoured

Denise Marshall awarded an MBE
11 Jun 2019

New peer-led research published by Birth Companions and Revolving Doors

Our peer-led research with Revolving Doors Agency maps the Better Births vision against the reality for women facing disadvantage
28 Jan 2019

Chair of Trustees honoured

Birth Companions' Chair Diana Parkinson awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List
1 Jan 2019

Emergency births in prison - our response to new report

New research highlights safety concerns for pregnant mothers and their babies in UK prisons
13 Nov 2018

Birth Companions and The RCM respond to Parliamentary report

Read our joint response with the Royal College of Midwives to the Social Care Select Committee Report on Prison Health findings.
1 Nov 2018
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