Helen Charman is a writer and academic based in Glasgow: her research focuses on literary representations of maternity in the long 19th century.

Textile panel depicting the Visitation (early 17th century), unknown English maker. © Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Fertile ground – ‘Portraying Pregnancy’ at the Foundling Museum, reviewed

A visual history of hundreds of years of veneration, satire, or the breaking of taboos moves from the Virgin Mary to Demi Moore

6 Feb 2020