In summer 2013, Birthrights put out a call for submissions describing maternity initiatives that promote dignity in childbirth. We were overwhelmed and excited by the response.
The papers we received are all reproduced in our publication: Birthrights Projects and Perspectives. They are just a small sample of the exceptional work that is taking place across the UK, but they reflect the passion and dedication that exists for improving childbirth among health professionals, academics and campaigners.
As part of our Dignity Campaign, we will be investing our energy in promoting projects that have the potential to change maternity care for the better. We hope that many of the authors and projects featured here will work with us to challenge assumptions and raise standards.