Becoming a mother in prison
There are around 600 pregnant women incarcerated in one of the 12 prisons in England and Wales each year and approximately 100-150 babies are born while their mothers are in prison. It is understood that a significant proportion of these women have complex physical, social and psychological needs. I have carried out qualitative research studying the experience of being pregnant in prison. This article will consider the narrative of one of my research participants, Becky, and is dedicated to her.