Protecting human rights in childbirth

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Birthrights is the UK charity that champions respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth by protecting human rights.

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Inquiry into racial injustice in UK maternity services

Evidence repeatedly shows that Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women and birthing people are more likely to die, experience baby loss, become seriously unwell and have worse experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth, compared to those who are white.

Find out more about Birthrights’ inquiry into racial injustice in maternity services.

Rights respecting care during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have been working throughout the pandemic to track issues that women, birthing people and maternity professionals are experiencing, and to raise these with Trusts and policy makers.

If you are pregnant or a healthcare professional and have questions or concerns, access our FAQs and advice in our COVID-19 section.

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