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 multiple disadvantage 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 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


Remote hearings in the family justice system: reflections and experiences

Follow-up consultation (September 2020)
5 Oct 2020

Why mothers at risk of separation or separated from their babies need access to specialist care

Blog post by Kirsty Kitchen, Head of Policy and Communications, Birth Companions
22 Sep 2020

Contact between children in care or adopted and their families

Six key messages from research
5 Sep 2020

Alone and Waiting

The experiences of pregnant women in prison during the Covid crisis
25 Aug 2020

From Now On...

Priorities for pregnant women and new mothers facing multiple disadvantage
23 Jul 2020

Managing through COVID-19

The experiences of children’s social care in 15 English local authorities
5 Jul 2020

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19

Children whose mothers are in prison
3 Jul 2020

The Birth Charter for Women in Prisons in Australia

We are delighted that our Birth Charter for women in prison in England and Wales has led to the creation of an equivalent in Australia.
5 May 2020

Birth Companions' submission to the Women and Equalities Committee

Read our submission to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 and associated measures.
1 May 2020

Adverse Childhood Experiences

What we know, what we don’t know, and what should happen next
1 Feb 2020

Will I Ever be Safe?

Asylum-seeking women made destitute in the UK
1 Feb 2020

Pregnancy and childbirth in English prisons

Institutional ignominy and the pains of imprisonment
10 Jan 2020
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