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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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Neighbourhood Midwives

30 January 2019

We were very saddened to hear last week about the imminent closure of Neighbourhood Midwives. Neighbourhood Midwives started out as a private, independent midwifery company, but were commissioned by Waltham Forest CCG to offer continuity of care, free of charge, … Continue reading

Birthrights responds to the CQC’s national maternity survey

29 January 2019

Commenting on the findings of the CQC’s national maternity survey, Amy Gibbs, Chief Executive of Birthrights, said: “It’s positive that overall 88% of women surveyed felt they were ‘always’ treated with respect and dignity during labour and birth, but other … Continue reading

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

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