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Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Birthrights is the UK charity that champions respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights.

New report: Systemic Racism, not Broken Bodies

Evidence repeatedly shows that Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women and birthing people are more likely to die, experience baby loss, become seriously unwell and have worse experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth, compared to those who are white.

View or download the inquiry's report.

Your human rights in pregnancy and childbirth

Our free factsheets provide you with the latest information on your rights, where they come from in law, and how they are backed up in guidance.

If you have are pregnant or recently given birth and need advice on any aspect of your care not covered by our factsheets, please contact our advice team.

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