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 is collecting case studies of employers who have found solutions to some of the practical challenges of managing pregnant women 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 »
Since 2010, the Government has made a series of cuts to benefits and statutory payments targeted at or available to pregnant women and parents of children aged up to 12 months, including freezing and means-testing Child more »
In December 2013, a Maternity Action report – Overdue: a plan of action to address pregnancy discrimination now – concluded that pregnancy and maternity discrimination is now more common in UK workplaces than ever before, with more »
Pregnancy discrimination at work affects almost half the pregnant women in the UK. Each year, it leads to 60,000 women losing their jobs. This podcast aims to give you a basic introduction to your rights at more »