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Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

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Birthrights responds to the NHS Long Term Plan

7 January 2019

Responding to the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan today, Amy Gibbs, Chief Executive of Birthrights, said: “We are really pleased to see improving maternity care at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan, particularly the commitment that … Continue reading

Reflections on 2018

21 December 2018

Four weeks into being Birthrights’ new Chief Executive, I’m feeling very lucky to lead such a brilliant organisation and brimming with positivity and ideas for 2019. I’m blessed with a very talented team, engaged and expert Trustees, supportive funders, invaluable … Continue reading

Six months on and still no response from OUH on maternal request caesarean policy…

13 December 2018

Our Chair, Elizabeth Prochaska, has today written to Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to urge her to hold her board to account over the lack of response to a letter sent in July, asking … Continue reading

Happy Human Rights Day 2018

10 December 2018

As the UK’s only organisation protecting human rights in pregnancy & childbirth, Birthrights are very proud to be supporting #HumanRightsDay2018 & to join forces with 155 organisations asking the PM to safeguard our freedoms here in the UK #weareallhuman #humanrightsday2018 #humanrights Full text of the … Continue reading

31 October 2018

Birthrights now has a dedicated email address for advice enquiries: advice@ If you have any queries about human rights relating to maternity care – please get in touch with us. Our free email advice line is not only for … Continue reading

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