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Birthrights, Union House,111 New Union Street
Coventry,West Midlands

0300 400 3400

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Birthrights exists because women matter during childbirth

Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

What we do

  • Empower women to know their rights in pregnancy and childbirth through our free advice, legal information and resources
  • Support healthcare professionals to deliver rights-respecting care through our training
  • Change maternity policy and systems through research, campaigns and legal interventions

Who we are

Birthrights was founded in January 2013. We employ a small team of part-time staff and our work is overseen by an expert board including senior health professionals, policy-makers and lawyers.

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Birthrights is a small charity with a big mission. We need your help to grow and achieve even more.

Our achievements

  • Free advice provided to hundreds of women, families and health professionals
  • Training and events reaching 1,000 + maternity care professionals each year
  • High-profile campaigns on dignity in childbirth and maternal request caesarean
  • Joint interventions in legal cases to protect women’s reproductive rights
  • New research on the maternity experiences of disabled and severely disadvantaged women

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