Resources

Category: Our research and publications

Your inside guide to pregnancy, birth and motherhood in prison

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: 

6 Nov 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

From Now On...

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

Guidelines for staff supporting breastfeeding women in prison

These guidelines were drawn up by our Prison Coordinator and Breastfeeding lead, Abbi Ayers with input from our Prison Services Coordinator Sarah Stephen Smith

23 Jan 2020

The Birth Charter Toolkit

A practical guide to implementing the Birth Charter’s recommendations
12 Dec 2019

Holding it all together

Understanding how far the human rights of women facing disadvantage are respected during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
18 Jun 2019

Making Better Births a reality for women with multiple disadvantages

A joint research report by Birth Companions and Revolving Doors Agency.
18 Jan 2019

Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales

The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations for the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.
26 May 2016

Experiences and Birth Outcomes of Vulnerable Women

Research into outcomes and experiences of support between vulnerable women who had and had not received support from Birth Companions.
1 Mar 2016

Evaluation of Birth Companions’ Community Link Service

Birth Companions commissioned the McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity, to evaluate their Community Link service. 

1 Jul 2015

An analysis of the needs of pregnant women and mothers during and after detention in IRCs

This report examines the needs of pregnant women and mothers during and after detention in immigration removal centres.

1 May 2008
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