Protecting human rights in childbirth

Birthrights on Mumsnet

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Mumsnet, the UK’s biggest network for parents, to answer their most frequently asked questions relating to rights during pregnancy and birth. After joining us for our launch, the Mumsnet team asked us if we could help their millions of users, from pregnant women, to parents and those thinking about starting a family, get some clarity on their legal rights.

As of this morning you can find Birthrights on the Mumsnet homepage, and can read users questions and our answers here. Ranging from common concerns about the right to an epidural or a homebirth, to more specific questions about water birth and antenatal check-ups we hope that our work with Mumsnet will be able to give definitive answers to millions of women.

We’ve grateful to the team at Mumsnet HQ for the chance to speak directly to so many women directly affected by these issues and look forward to hearing how our guidance has helped.

About Mumsnet
Mumsnet has over 50 million page views, and over eight million visits per month. It has 200 local sites, as well as a network of over 2,000 bloggers. It regularly campaigns on issues such as support for families of children with SEN, improvements in miscarriage care and freedom of speech on the internet.

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