Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.
Mums and Dads
We offer free advice for mums and dads worried about their rights to work, benefits, tax credits and healthcare. We provide information on many issues; choose one of the options below to know your rights. more »
We provide expert advice and information for employers managing pregnant women and new parents at work. Maternity Action has developed resources to help employers successfully manage and support women who wish to continue breastfeeding at work. As an more »
We offer training to advisors, community workers, midwives and other health professionals. This covers rights at work and benefits. We also provide specialist training for midwives on improving care for refugee and asylum seeking women and more »
Our Senior Research and Policy Officer, Rayah Feldman, has published an article in the British Journal of Midwifery on charging undocumented migrant women for NHS maternity care. The article reviews current law and policy on charging more »
Maternity Action gave evidence to the Justice Committee review of court and tribunal fees last week. We outlined the dramatic decline in employment tribunal claims by pregnant women and new mothers following the introduction of fees of up to £1200. Thousands of women are priced out of access to justice and it is time the Government acted on this.
This podcast aims to give you a basic introduction to your rights at work while you are pregnant, such as time off for antenatal care, health and safety at work and maternity pay, and talks about more »
This podcast talks about rights to time off and pay for fathers-to-be. It also includes information on rights and benefits for new parents. This is the third of our podcasts on your rights at work when more »