Your inside guide to pregnancy, birth and motherhood in prison

6 November 2020

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: 

From Now On...

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

Birth Companions' submission to the Women and Equalities Committee

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

Guidelines for staff supporting breastfeeding women in prison

23 January 2020

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

The Birth Charter Toolkit

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

Holding it all together

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

Making Better Births a reality for women with multiple disadvantages

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

Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales

26 May 2017
The Birth Charter is a set of recommendations for the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.

Experiences and Birth Outcomes of Vulnerable Women

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

Evaluation of Birth Companions’ Community Link Service

1 July 2015

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

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

1 May 2008

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

Birth Companions is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1120934 at Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
Log in | Powered by White Fuse