Our downloadable factsheets provide detailed information about your rights and the law in pregnancy and childbirth. If there’s an area we’ve missed that you would like to see covered, get in touch.

Human Rights in Maternity Care

Consenting to treatment

Choice of place of birth

Right to NHS services

Right to a C-Section

Birth partners

Unassisted birth

Social Services and Maternity Care

Accessing your records

Making a complaint

We do not deal with maternity-related employment or benefits issues. Maternity Action provide comprehensive information on your rights at work, access to benefits and breast-feeding rights.

Our factsheets cover the law in the UK, except where stated. They were last updated in April 2017.

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