Protecting human rights in childbirth

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The Birthrights Dignity Survey launches our Dignity Campaign

We are excited to announce that our Dignity in Childbirth Campaign launches today!

Read the results of our Dignity Survey to find out what women have reported about choice and respectful care during childbirth in the UK. The majority of women said they were happy with their maternity care, but less than half of women we surveyed had the birth they wanted and many experienced lack of choice and disrespectful care.Sally's story first panel

Check out our interactive graphic stories produced to mark the start of our Campaign. We think they are an exciting and innovative way to tell birth stories with a punch.

We will be holding our Dignity Forum at the Royal College of Physicians this Wednesday. Davina McCall and Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet will be speaking about what women want in childbirth. Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives, will give her perspective on why dignity matters. Take a look at our exciting programme of speakers: Birthrights Dignity Forum Final Programme

The Forum marks the first step in our campaign to promote dignity in pregnancy and childbirth. We will be listening to expert views on dignity – what it means, why it matters and how we can improve women’s experiences by focusing on respectful care. Over 20 maternity professionals and campaigners will be showcasing their dignity-respecting initiatives. Read about them here: Birthrights Projects and Perspectives

Tickets have now sold out, but you can add your name to the waiting list. Follow us on Twitter for news from the Forum: @birthrightsorg

If you would like to support our Campaign, please consider making a donation.