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.
- Human rights in maternity care
- Consenting to treatment
- Choice of place of birth
- Right to nhs services
- Right to a c-section
- Birth partners
- Unassisted birth
- Social services and maternity care
- Accessing your records
- Making a complaint
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.