A library of reports and publications related to our work

We want to help bridge the gap between evidence and practice. 

The needs and experiences of women facing disadvantage and inequality during pregnancy and early motherhood have long been under-explored, but there is a growing and powerful bank of evidence on these issues. 

In this section we’ve compiled a range of resources that provide valuable insight and highlight best practice. By using the categories in the menu on the left you can search for research and reports from ourselves and many others on a range of topics. 

Do contact us if there are other things you think should be included here. 

You can also find useful resources for pregnant women and new mothers experiencing disadvantage here:

Advice and information

Inequality on the inside

Using hospital data to understand the key health care issues for women in prison
19 Jul 2022

In Conversation with... Birth Companions

One Small Thing JUSTICE podcast
4 Jul 2022

Still a Mam

Telling the stories of women who have experienced child removal and exploring what can be done to make things fairer
23 Jun 2022

Systemic racism, not broken bodies

An inquiry into racial injustice and human rights in UK maternity care
23 May 2022

The Black Maternity Experiences Report

A nationwide study of Black women’s experiences of maternity services in the United Kingdom
23 May 2022

Why Health Visitors Matter

Perspectives on a widely valued service
10 May 2022

Removal at birth and its challenges for midwifery care

Policy case study in the European Journal of Midwifery
15 Apr 2022

Staying Mum

Findings from peer research with mothers surviving domestic abuse & child removal
31 Mar 2022

"We've not given up": Young women surviving the criminal justice system

Young Women’s Justice Project Executive Summary
4 Mar 2022

Trauma-Informed Care in Women's Prisons

A co-produced rapid literature review
1 Mar 2022

Draft best practice guidelines for when the state intervenes at birth

Part of the 'Born into Care' series
24 Feb 2022

Tackling Double Disadvantage: 10-point action plan for change

Ending inequality for Black, Asian, minoritised and migrant women in the criminal justice system
31 Jan 2022

Maternity Stream of Sanctuary Resource Pack

Promoting a culture of welcome within maternity services for people seeking sanctuary in the UK
27 Jan 2022

Why are pregnant women in prison?

Exploring the reasons that pregnant women spend time in English prisons.
17 Jan 2022

Compulsory separation of women prisoners from their babies following childbirth

Uncertainty, loss and disenfranchised grief
29 Dec 2021

Incarcerated Motherhood

Reflecting on 100 years of imprisoning mothers
15 Nov 2021

MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care 2021

Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2017-19
11 Nov 2021
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