Protecting human rights in childbirth


Our factsheets provide detailed information about your rights and the law in pregnancy and childbirth. If there’s an area we’ve missed that you would like to see covered, get in touch.

Each link below goes to a new page where you can read the information or download a printable .pdf document.

We do not deal with maternity-related employment or benefits issues. Maternity Action provide comprehensive information on your rights at work, access to benefits and breast-feeding rights.

Birthrights is a UK-based organisation and our factsheets cover the law in the UK, except where stated. They were last updated in April 2017.

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