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‘Birth With Sanctuary’ is a series of videos with women’s testimonies on seeking asylum in the UK and giving birth. You can find the full playlist on Youtube. 

‘Birth with Sanctuary’ – Introduction video

Birth Stories

“I didn’t know what happened to me” – Fatima’s story
Giving birth alone – Diana’s story
‘She told me “You are a strong woman”‘ – Christina’s story
Home birth – Sara’s story
Birth with support – Sara’s story
Giving birth with support – Miranda’s story
‘I was depressed when I had my baby’
‘If I sign, they might take my baby away’
‘When I gave birth to my son, it was amazing’

Seeking Sanctuary

‘Running away from FGM’ – a testimony on FGM
‘There was no political tolerance’ – Emily’s story
From escape to detention – Miranda’s story
Pregnant in detention – Miranda’s story
‘Until now I am running to get my statement’ – Tabitha’s story
Asylum with children – Diako’s story
‘We have waited for this moment for so long’ – Diako’s story
Tips for finding work – Diako’s story
Asylum with children – Sara’s story
Finding my family – Sara’s story
‘What effect has the asylum system had on you?’

Working with women seeking sanctuary

Birth with Sanctuary – Maurice Wren (Chief Executive of Refugee Council)
A call to action – Rose
How a midwife can make a difference – Nada
‘Volunteering has greatly enriched my life’ – Val
‘We are all just humans’
Working outside your bubble
‘As a midwife, I didn’t have full awareness’ – Sue
Volunteering – Sara