In Conversation with... Birth Companions

Please note this episode contains discussion of traumatic births and infant mortality that some listeners may find upsetting.

In this week’s episode, Edwina speaks to Naomi Delap, Director of Birth Companions, and Sam who is part of their Lived Experience Team. Birth Companions is a women’s charity dedicated to tackling inequalities and disadvantage during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Founded in 1996 to support pregnant women and new mothers in Holloway Prison, they’ve become experts in meeting the needs of women living in the most challenging situations in prison and in the community.


In this episode Sam and Naomi shed light on the experience of pregnancy and birth in the criminal justice system, and what needs to change to improve the lives of women and babies who experience inequality and disadvantage.


You can find out more about Birth Companions here:

Follow them on Twitter @BrthCompanions

Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.

Twitter - @OSTCharity

This podcast is created and produced by The London Podcast Company


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