|10am – 11.15am
||Session 1: ‘Ideal pregnancies’ and the new family planning
- The 1967 Abortion Act and the ‘problem pregnancy’. Professor Sally Sheldon, School of Law, University of Kent.
- Constructing the ‘perfect pregnancy’ today. Dr Jennie Bristow, Department of Sociology, Canterbury Christ Church University.
|11.15am – 11.30am
|11.30am – 12.45
||Session 2: Bad bodies, bad choices? Behavioural advice and the pregnant woman
- Why take the risk? Governing pregnancy through maternal sacrifice. Dr Pam Lowe, School of Languages and Social Science, Aston University
- Obesity, pregnancy, and ‘fat-shaming’. Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs, BPAS
- Alcohol abstinence advice and the manipulation of evidence. Dr Ellie Lee, SSPSSR, University of Kent
|12.45 – 1.30pm
|1.30pm – 2.45pm
||Session 3: Pregnancy surveillance and the medical profession
- Capturing the womb: Pregnancy surveillance in early twentieth-century Britain. Dr Salim Al-Gailani, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
- The social implications of epigenetics. Sue White, Professor of Social Work, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield.
- Joanna Apps, Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities, Canterbury Christ Church University
- Rebecca Schiller, Director, Birthrights
|2.45pm – 3.15pm
|3.15pm – 4.30pm
||Session 4: Breastfeeding, guilt, and ideals of good motherhood
- Breastfeeding across time and place: the construction of cultural norms. Dr Charlotte Faircloth, Department of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton.
- The emotional and practical experiences of formula-feeding mothers. Victoria Fallon, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool
- Am I harming my baby? The significance of the default in representations of infant feeding. Dr Fiona Woollard, Department of Philosophy, University of Southampton