Written evidence from the Royal College of Midwives and Birth Companions

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The RCM and Birth Companions recently cooperated in the production of a Birth Charter for Women in Prison in England and Wales[4], which has supplanted the RCM’s own previous position statement on Women in Custody from 2014. We will use the Birth Charter, published in 2016, as the basis of this joint submission to the Committee. We have also used the evidence from a number of research studies, especially the work of Laura Abbott in her soon-to-be-completed PhD on pregnancy in prisons in England. Laura Abbott is Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and a Birth Companions volunteer.
Original languageEnglish
TypeHealth and Social care Committee - Health care in prisons
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


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