The birth companions are a great strength of support, especially to us foreign nationals.

Our research
 

Birth Companions Research Project: Experiences and Birth Outcomes of Vulnerable Women  
Midwifery researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) were commissioned by Birth Companions to undertake a study to compare birth related/outcome data and experiences of support between vulnerable women who had and had not received support from Birth Companions. Conducted by Dr Gill Thomson and Marie-Clare Balaam in collaboration with the Whittington Hospital..  

 
Evaluation of Birth Companions Community Link Service: Full Report, July 2015  
Conducted by Naomi Clewett and Vanessa Pinfold of McPin Foundation  

 
Evaluation of Birth Companions Community Link Service: Executive Summary, July 2015   
Conducted by Naomi Clewett and Vanessa Pinfold of McPin Foundation  

 
Literature review: Supporting vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers in the community  
Literature Review commissioned Birth Companions - by Chiara Samele, Naomi Clewett and Vanessa Pinfold    

 
External Evaluation Report: Birth Companions Peterborough Doula Pilot Project  
External Evaulaution on our Peterborough Doula Pilot Project carried out by Fiona Kerr of Head For Success at the end of the 12 month pilot in 2015.   

 
The needs of pregnant women and mothers during and after detention in immigration removal centres by Andy Williams  
An analysis of the needs of pregnant women and new mothers during the time they are held in immigration removal centres and also once they are released.