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.

Right Birth, Your Choice, and the maternal health toolbox are designed to help women find their way through the options available for a safe pregnancy, birth and transition to motherhood.

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.