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 currently developing resources to help employers successfully manage and support women who wish to breastfeed on 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 »
In 2005, three years before the global financial crisis of late 2008 and subsequent recession, a landmark study by the Equal Opportunities Commission found that half of all pregnant women suffered a related disadvantage at work, and more »
EMBARGO UNTIL 00:01 FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER. Rosalind Bragg, Director of Maternity Action, welcomed the Government’s announcement on shared parental leave, and said: “The shared parental leave reforms are a useful but very modest step in the 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 »