Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

Kebby Warner

in Interrupted Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780520252493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944565 | DOI:
Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

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In this chapter, the author, a twenty-five-year-old woman prisoner in Michigan, shares her personal story of pregnancy, motherhood, the death of her father, and the disappearance of her husband. At the time of writing she had been incarcerated since October 17, 1997. It was her first time being pregnant, and she was in prison. She was surprised that there were so many pregnant women in prison, including some who came just before their due dates. She became close with many of these women prisoners, and she was able to share her fears and worries with older women who had been through childbirth before.

Keywords: Michigan; women prisoners; pregnant women; pregnancy; childbirth; motherhood; death; prison

Chapter.  2267 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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