Advice service

What we offer

Birthrights is planning to offer legal advice directly and free of charge to women and healthcare professionals with questions about the law and childbirth. We need funds to help us establish this service. If you’d like to help us get there, please make a donation.

In the meantime, our factsheets and FAQs provide information about women’s rights in pregnancy and childbirth. If your situation is not covered, we may be able to put you in touch with a lawyer who can advise you directly. Send us an email:

We endeavour to reply promptly to all enquiries and within a maximum of 5 working days.

What we don’t offer

Birthrights does not provide legal representation.

We do not provide information or advice about clinical negligence claims. If you believe you have suffered negligent treatment during childbirth, you should contact a lawyer specialising in clinical negligence law.


If you contact us, your enquiry will be dealt with in confidence and according to the terms of our confidentiality policy. We will not reveal information about you to any other organisation or individual without your express permission, except in certain limited circumstances. Please contact us for copy of our confidentiality policy if you would like further details.


We strive to provide a good service to our users at all times. However, should you be unhappy with the service you have received, please contact us by email at to discuss how we can resolve your concerns.

For a copy of our full complaints procedure, please email