Maternity Alliance Publications

Scope and Content

The file contains material published both by Maternity Alliance and by Maternity Alliance in collaboration with other bodies. The publications cover a wide variety of subjects related to maternity, including: maternity benefits, poverty in pregnancy, working parents' legal rights, teenage pregnancies, homeless families, pregnancy and disability, Caesarean section trends, breastfeeding, postnatal depression, maternity services for asylum seekers.

Publications organised alphabetically by title:

A-L Box 33; M-O Box 34; P-Y Box 35

Action on Disability and Maternity: A report of progress towards good practice in the purchase and provision of maternity services for disabled women and their partners by Meg Goodman. The Maternity Alliance Disability Working Group. Maternity Alliance: London, c.1997

All Change: A woman's guide to life after having a baby. Maternity Alliance: London, 1997

As Good As Your Word: A guide to community interpreting and translation in public services by Marsha Sanders. Maternity Alliance: London, 2000

At Work and Pregnant in the West Midlands. A report of the Maternity Alliance/Central Birmingham Community Health Council Conference, 1983

Baby Manifesto. Maternity Alliance: London, c.2000

A Bibliography on Health Before Pregnancy. Maternity Alliance: London, 1984

Born Unequal: Perspectives on pregnancy and childrearing in unemployed families. Edited by Lyn Durward. Maternity Alliance: London, 1985

Breastfeeding and Work: The employer's guide to law and good practice. Maternity Alliance: London. Two printings, 2003 and 2004

Breastfeeding and Work: Facing the management challenge. Maternity Alliance: London, 1997

The Care of Pregnant Women at Work. Report of a joint Maternity Alliance/Islington Community Health Council Seminar, 15 Dec 1981

The Challenge of Anti-Racism: Lessons from a voluntary organisation by Anne Sedley. Maternity Alliance: London, 1989

Child-Friendly Working Hours 2003. Factsheet. Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

Child-Friendly Working Hours. Factsheet. Maternity Alliance: London, 2005

Child Trust Fund. Factsheet. Maternity Alliance: London,2004

Consumer Empowerment by Shrikala Warrier. Edited by Meg Goodman. Maternity Alliance: London, 1996 (with Executive Summary)

The Cost of 'No Costs': Response to the Government's Document 'A Fresh Look at Maternity Benefits' by Ian Kendall. Maternity Alliance: London, 1980

A Crying Shame: Pregnant asylum seekers and their babies in detention. Briefing paper. Maternity Alliance: London, 2002

Equal Opportunities in Employment. Code of Practice. Maternity Alliance: London, 1990

Experiences of Maternity Services: Muslim women's perspectives by Nasreen Ali and Helen Burchett. Edited by Ruba Sivagnanam. Maternity Alliance: London, 2004

The First Year of Life: Promoting the health of babies in the community by Lisa Curtice. Maternity Alliance: London, 1989

Good Enough to Eat? The diet of pregnant teenagers by Helen Burchett and Annie Seeley. The Food Commission with Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

Happy Anniversary? The right to request flexible work one year on. Maternity Alliance: London, 2004

Having it All: A woman's guide to combining breastfeeding and work. New edition. Maternity Alliance: London, 2001

Healthier Babies Happier Mothers. Report of the Inaugural Conference of the Maternity Alliance, 7 Nov 1980. Maternity Alliance: London, 1980

Is Poverty Affecting the Health of Babies in Tyneside? Report of a Conference at Newcastle on 26 Mar 1982. Maternity Alliance: London, 1982

'It All Depends Where You Live': A survey on antenatal screening for congenital abnormalities. Maternity Alliance: London, 1982

Listening to Parents and Parents to Be: Maternity review consultation pack. Fawcett and Parents at Work with Maternity Alliance: London, undated

Lives on Hold: Homeless families by Mary Sawtell. Maternity Alliance: London, 2002

Lives Moving On: Experiences of families rehoused after homelessness. Briefing Paper by Mary Sawtell. Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

'Look in the PerambulatorsÂ…': The public health challenge of babies born into poverty. Report of a Maternity Alliance Conference held on 6 Nov 1997. Maternity Alliance: London, 1998

Maternity: A beginner's guide to rights. T&G with Maternity Alliance: London, c.1991

Maternity Alliance Disability Working Group Pack. Consists of three publications: 'I Thought I Was the Only One', Mothers' Pride and Others' Prejudice, and 'Listen to Us for a Change'. Maternity Alliance: London, c.1993

Maternity Alliance Publications Catalogue. Maternity Alliance: London, c.1999

Maternity Care: Progress and problems. A report of four seminars held in 1981. Maternity Alliance: London, 1982

Maternity Emergency by Tess Woodcraft. Maternity Alliance: London, 1988

Maternity and Parental Rights: A guide to parents' legal rights at work by Camilla Palmer and Joanna Wade, 2nd edition. Legal Action Group with Maternity Alliance: London, 2001

Maternity and Parental Rights and Benefits 2003. Handbook. Unison with Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

Maternity Rights by Camilla Palmer. Legal Action Group with Maternity Alliance: London, 1996

Maternity Rights and Benefits 2000. Handbook. Maternity Alliance: London, 2000

Maternity Services for Women with Learning Difficulties. Maternity Alliance: London, 1999

Money for Teenage Parents 2004: Your benefits and entitlements. Maternity Alliance: London, 2004

Mothers in Exile: Maternity experiences of asylum seekers in England by Jenny McLeish. Briefing Paper. Maternity Alliance: London, 2002

Multi-racial Intitiatives in Maternity Care: A directory of projects for blackand ethnic minority women by Asma Ahmed and Maggie Pearson. Edited by Ruth Evans. Maternity Alliance: London, 1985

New Beginnings: Working with parents in the first year. A Conference organised by the Health Education Authority and the Maternity Alliance, 22 Jun 1992. Health Education Authority with Maternity Alliance: London, 1992

New Lives: The Persil post-natal pack. Community Education Development Centre and the Department of Health with Maternity Alliance: London, 1993

'One Birth in Nine': Caesarean section trends since 1978 by Catherine Boyd and Colin Francome. Edited by Ruth Evans. Maternity Alliance: London, June 1983 One Birth in Nine: Caesarean section trends since 1978 by Catherine Boyd and Colin Francome. Edited by Debbie Bartley and Ruth Evans. Maternity Alliance: London, Dec 1983

One Birth in Nine: A survey and discussion papers on Caesarean section trends since 1978. Maternity Alliance: London, 1986

Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report by the Social Services Committee 1980. Printed on behalf of the Maternity Alliance by The Health Education Council: London, 1980

Poor Expectations: Poverty and undernourishment in pregnancy by Julie Dallison and Tim Lobstein. NCH Action for Children with Maternity Alliance: London, 1995 (with photocopy of the executive summary)

Poverty in Pregnancy: The cost of an adequate diet for expectant mothers by Lyn Durward. Maternity Alliance: London, 1984

Poverty in Pregnancy: The cost of an adequate diet for expectant mothers with 1988 update by Lyn Durward. Maternity Alliance: London, 1988

Preconception Care: Progress and problems? Report of a joint Family Planning Association/Health Education Council seminar, Jul 1982. Maternity Alliance: London, 1984

*Pregnancy: A series of 8 factsheets concerning different aspects of pregnancy. Thames Television with Maternity Alliance: London, c.1983

Pregnant at Work 2003. Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

Pregnant at Work. Maternity Alliance: London, 2004

Prescription for Poor Health: The crisis for homeless families. Edited by Jean Conway. London Food Commission, SHAC and Shelter with Maternity Alliance: London, 1988

The Really Helpful Directory: Services for pregnant teenagers and young parents by Pamela di Salvo and Tricia Skuse. Trust for the Study of Adolescence with Maternity Alliance: London, 1993

The Really Helpful Directory: Services for pregnant teenagers and young parents by Pamela di Salvo and Tricia Skuse. Trust for the Study of Adolescence with Maternity Alliance: London, 2nd edition, 1998

Reform of Social Security - Implications for Pregnancy and Maternity: Response of the Maternity Alliance. Maternity Alliance: London, 1985

The Role of the Community Nurse (Learning Disability): Parenting by people with learning disabilities. Report of a survey by Nicky Genders. Maternity Alliance: London, 1998

A Selected Bibliography on the Period Around Conception in Men and Women. Maternity Alliance: London, 1992

Successfully Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties. Maternity Alliance: London, 2000

Sugar in Baby Foods by Lyn Durward. The Health Education Authority with Maternity Alliance: London, 1988

Talking About Food: How to give effective healthy eating advice to disadvantaged pregnant women by Jenny McLeish. Maternity Alliance: London, 2005

Time Off for Working Parents. Factsheet. Maternity Alliance: London, 2003

Time Off for Working Parents. Factsheet. Maternity Alliance: London, 2005

Traveller Mothers and Babies: Who cares for their health? Edited by Lyn Durward. Maternity Alliance: London, 1990

Work and Family: Beyond compliance. Day Care Trust and New Ways to Work with Maternity Alliance: London, 2001

Working Parents' Rights: A Maternity Alliance charter. Edited by Angela Phillips and Ruth Evans. Maternity Alliance: London, 1987

Your Baby Your Choice: A guide to planning your labour. The Persil Birthplan. Maternity Alliance: London 1990

The following Maternity Alliance publications, also included, have been removed because they were already held by the Women's Library (please see the Printed Collection catalogue):

Changing Childbirth: Interventions in labour in England and Wales by Colin Francombe. Maternity Alliance: London, 1989

Legal Rights to Child-Friendly Working Hours: A practical guide to using sex discrimination law by Camilla Palmer. Maternity Alliance: London, 1998

'Maternity Action', issues 86 (2000) and 91 (2002)Mother Courage: Letters from mothers in poverty at the end of the century by Christine Gowdridge, A Susan Williams and Margaret Wynn (eds). Penguin Books with Maternity Alliance: London, 1997

Women Work and Maternity: The inside story by Frances O'Grady and Heather Wakefield. Maternity Alliance: London, 1989