Thinking about your birth choices
Choosing the right birth option can be difficult, now a new resource aims to make that easier.
We know that where a woman chooses to give birth and who will provide her maternity care have the greatest impact on birth outcomes. We want all women to receive appropriate and respectful maternity care.
The ultimate goal is a healthy and happy start for both mother and baby.
Respectful maternity care focuses on a woman’s basic human rights, recognises her autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices, and preferences. Cultural, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual safety, are also important components. No matter the context, every woman has the right to experience respectful maternity care and to make informed choices.