The Parliament page on ConservativeHome usually focuses on activity from Conservatives, for obvious reasons. But a written question from Labour MP Sandra Osborne has prompted a noteworthy answer:
"Sandra Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women have given birth while serving a prison sentence in England in each of the last five years. 
The Government are seeking to encourage greater use of community sentences for women offenders where possible. Where a custodial sentence has been given, specific provision is made for those women who are pregnant or have babies with them in prison."
These figures seem rather on the high side. Women and their unborn children must be treated humanely, and an alternative to a custodial sentence should almost always be the norm. It would be interesting to see a breakdown of the offences for which the women who gave birth were committed. Maybe a Conservative MP could pose that question.