What is maternity care?

Maternity Care

Your right to respectful maternity care: Overview

You have a right to pregnancy care that keeps you safe and makes you feel seen and heard. Your wishes and values are important. They should be treated that way.

The people caring for you during pregnancy and childbirth are responsible for giving you the respectful care you deserve. But there are some things you can do that can help you have a good pregnancy and birth experience. Finding a doctor or midwife who feels like a good fit can help. So can learning about speaking up for what you need.

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