This Birth Companions publication, which has been developed in partnership with women who have lived experience, offers an accessible and comprehensive guide to pregnancy and early motherhood in the prison system, including information on: 

  • Making decisions about a pregnancy 
  • What support is available to women
  • What to expect at every stage of the process
  • Mother and Baby Units in prison
  • Separation from a baby 

The guide is useful for pregnant women and mothers, their family members and support networks, and the professionals working with them. The information it provides will be of value both before and during a prison sentence.

If you would like to request printed copies for yourself or your service please contact us.

Thank you to all those who contributed to this guide, including the National Lottery Community Fund.

Your inside guide to pregnancy, birth and motherhood in prison
Birth Companions is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1120934 at Office 118, 372 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT, England. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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