A sense of safety

4 December 2019
Trauma-informed approaches for women

Engaging with complexity

4 December 2019
Providing effective trauma-informed care for women

Five Principles of Perinatal Peer Support

3 December 2019
What does good look like?

The right to family life: children whose mothers are in prison

9 September 2019

Report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee in Human Rights. 

Holding it all together – human rights and disadvantage

18 June 2019

Holding it all together: Understanding how far the human rights of women facing disadvantage are respected during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. 

Maternal Request Caesarean

1 September 2018

Report by Birthrights on their research into Maternal Request Caesarean in Hospital Trusts around the country to find out how far policies and practice varied across the country. 

Maternity experiences of mothers with multiple disadvantages in England: A qualitative study

29 May 2018

A study exploring the maternity care experiences of mothers with multiple disadvantages based on semi-structured interviews with 40 mothers with multiple disadvantages, using thematic analysis. Jenny McLeish & Maggie Redshaw. 

A qualitative study of volunteer doulas working alongside Midwives at births in England

1 January 2018

Study to explore trained volunteer doulas’ and mothers’ experiences of doula support at birth and their perceptions of how this related to the midwife's role. 

Mapping the Maze: Services for women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales

1 September 2017

Report mapping specialist support services available for women affected by substance use, mental ill-health, homelessness and offending and identifying gaps in provision. Agenda. 

I didn't think we'd be dealing with stuff like this

5 June 2017

A qualitative study of volunteer support for very disadvantaged pregnant women and new mothers. 

Mothers’ accounts of the impact on emotional well-being of organised peer support

5 June 2017

A qualitative study looking at the impact on emotional well-being of organised peer support in pregnancy and early parenthood.

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.

Building capacity and wellbeing in vulnerable/marginalised mothers: A qualitative study

25 May 2017

Study to explore vulnerable/marginalised women’s views and experiences of receiving targeted support
from a specialist midwifery service and/or a charity.

Caring to make a difference with vulnerable women

4 May 2017

Study looking the impact of targeted support on birth-related outcomes and experiences.

Motherhood disrupted

5 January 2017

Article  considering how maternal emotions and the maternal role are assembled and challenged through carceral space. 

Joining The Dots

5 October 2016

Report examining the circumstances of women who live in poverty, the nature and extent of violence and abuse experienced by them and the impact this has on mental health and quality of life.

Taking forward women centred solutions

5 June 2016

Publication focusing on ways in which women-centred approaches can be adopted to benefit local authorities, partner agencies and residents.

Hidden Hurt: Violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women

5 January 2016

Analysis of the experiences of women who face violence and abuse commissioned by Agenda, the Alliance for women and girls at risk. 

Enhancing Care for Childbearing women and their babies in Prison

1 November 2015

This report examines focuses on Mother and Baby Units (MBUs) in women's prisons, and the services they provide to childbearing women in prison and their babies.

Literature review: Supporting vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers in the community

1 October 2015

This review of the literature, commissioned by Birth Companions  was carried out in 2014 to provide a comprehensive overview of the existing academic, policy or other expert publications on ‘what works’ when supporting vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers living in the community.

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. 

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study of models and perceptions

5 June 2015

This study particularly focuses on peer support for women experiencing a range of vulnerabilities during pregnancy and the postnatal period, in projects which assigned trained volunteers to individual pregnant women

Women and Girls at Risk - Evidence across the course of life

6 August 2014

Comprehensive literature review commissioned by the Corston Independent Funders' Coalition, looking at the the individual and structural factors in childhood and adulthood that lead women and girls into difficult lives. 

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