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2 Motherhood articles categorized as: Mental Health

Giving Birth in Chains: The Shackling of Incarcerated Women During Labor and Delivery
by Anna Clark

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As birthing choices are increasingly prominent in the public conversation, pregnant women are more and more empowered to decide what sort of care is right for their bodies and their child.Not so for pregnant women who are incarcerated. Not only are their decisions about care restricted, but many incarcerated pregnant women are physically restricted while giving birth: during labor and delivery, they are shackled.



Pregnant, in Prison and Denied Care
by Rachel Roth

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“But what happens to pregnant women in prison before they wind up in chains at a hospital?” asks Rachel Roth. Roth tells three chilling stories of medical neglect and lack of compassion for women awaiting childbirth behind the prison walls.