Negotiating pregnancy, new motherhood and imprisonment

Abbott, L and Lockwood, KA ORCID: 2020, 'Negotiating pregnancy, new motherhood and imprisonment' , in: Mothering from the inside : research on motherhood and imprisonment , Emerald Publishing, pp. 49-66.

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Around 7% of the female prison population are pregnant (Albertson, O'Keeffe, Lessing-Turner, Burke & Renfrew, 2014; Kennedy, Marshall, Parkinson, Delap & Abbott, 2016; Prison Reform Trust, 2019). However, although recent years have witnessed growing academic interest in relation to mothering and imprisonment, limited attention has been paid to exploring the experiences of pregnancy for women serving a custodial sentence. Combining health and criminological research, this chapter offers a unique perspective of women’s accounts of pregnancy and imprisonment, highlighting the specific challenges faced by pregnant women in negotiating the prison environment, whilst also illustrating the adaptive strategies adopted in order to cope with pregnancy and new motherhood in the context of imprisonment.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Lockwood, KA
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Mothering from the inside: research on motherhood and imprisonment
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
ISBN: 9781789733440 (hardback); 9781789733433 (ebook)
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Depositing User: KA Lockwood
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 13:31
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:48

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