The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective is a research network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that promotes creative, two-way exchange between historians and midwives around the theme of childbirth risk in Britain.

From 2016-18, the network will hold four workshops which bring together childbirth practitioners, historians, and relevant interest groups around the theme of childbirth risk, and identify potential future partnerships with these groups. The network is filming a series of historical “Birth Stories” videos and creating a mobile exhibition to travel the UK. It will also produce two edited collections of selected papers from the workshops.

Risks of Childbirth Network at a Glance