This webinar presents observations about the prison environment and systems, and findings from interviews with women who are currently in prison and those who have experienced birthing their babies whilst in detention. This research is being carried out at the University of Hertfordshire covering prisons in England and is an opportunity to explore the role of the midwife caring for childbearing women in prison which can be multifaceted and emotionally demanding.

Laura Abbott is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Hertfordshire and completing a professional doctorate looking at the experience of pregnant women in prison. She has trained as a Birth Companion and volunteers with the charity facilitating pregnancy groups in prison and supports women giving birth and in the post-natal period. Laura was awarded The Jean Davies 2014 Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and RCM award for her inequality work with women.

Join in with future Better Births webinars. It’s free, you need to register and you only need a computer, tablet, or smart phone to watch and hear the presentation. You also get a chance to ask questions through a chat system.If you cannot make it, you can also watch the latest video usually within 2 weeks of the live webinar session.



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