Protecting human rights in childbirth

About Birthrights

We provide advice and information to women and birthing people, train doctors and midwives, and campaign for respectful and safe maternity care that protects fundamental human rights.

Our Vision

To ensure women receive the respect and dignity they deserve in pregnancy and childbirth.

Our Mission

To become the authority on human rights in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK and use that influence to improve services and practice throughout the maternity system.

Our Values


Women matter.



We believe the maternity system doesn’t work without the woman at its heart.


Safe, quality, lawful care recognises that women deserve to be treated as individuals. We listen to them and engage with compassion.


Our authority comes from unrivalled understanding of the legal issues in maternity care and insight into the emotional needs of women at one of the most critical times of their lives.


We understand how the system works. We want to evolve attitudes and services using innovative and tangible tools and ideas.

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