Protecting human rights in childbirth

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Birthrights is dedicated to ensuring women receive the respect and dignity they deserve in pregnancy and childbirth.

Your rights in childbirth

Every woman has a right to:

  • safe and appropriate maternity care that respects her dignity;
  • privacy and confidentiality;
  • make choices about her own pregnancy and childbirth;
  • equality and freedom from discrimination.

Read more in our factsheets

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Latest news

Birthrights is seeking new trustees – apply by 30.9.20

28th July 2020

Birthrights is seeking three new trustees to join our board of trustees. This is an important and exciting time to join the Birthrights board. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there is an unprecedented need for our services. Our advice service has seen a 400% increase in demand and we are supporting hundreds of … Read more

Home birth contracts

25th June 2020

The BBC reported this week that NHS Lothian was reinstating its home birth service but would require individuals to sign contracts promising a series of safeguards for midwives. Earlier in the week there were reports of other Trusts in England using contracts to spell out the risks (the benefits were sadly omitted) of home birth. … Read more

Recruiting an Operations Co-ordinator – part time/flexible 3 days per week – NOTE THIS IS NOW CLOSED

15th June 2020

£24,000 pro rata, £14,400 actual per annum Deadline – 9am Monday 6 July Birthrights is recruiting for a new Operations Co-ordinator. If you are a skilled administrator and with a passion for ensuring organisational operations run smoothly and efficiently, please apply to join our friendly and dynamic team. The role purpose: To manage the day-to-day … Read more

Birthrights’ communication with Trusts & other organisations re coronavirus

23rd April 2020

Birthrights works to empower individuals contacting our advice line, Maternity Voices Partnerships and others with an interest, with the information they need to assess and challenge local decisions where appropriate. However where necessary we also write to Trusts and Local Maternity Systems and other organisations directly. The table below lists our correspondence with Trusts and … Read more

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