Your rights

What are your rights in pregnancy and childbirth?

It’s simple:

Every woman has a right to receive safe and appropriate maternity care.

Every woman has a right to maternity care that respects her fundamental human dignity.

Every woman has a right to privacy and confidentiality.

Every woman is free to make choices about her own pregnancy and childbirth, even if her caregivers do not agree with her.

Every woman has a right to equality and freedom from discrimination.

For more details, take a look at our factsheets and check out the White Ribbon Alliance Respectful Maternity Care Charter.