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The birthing environment – influenced by interactions with staff – determines whether or not a woman feels heard, supported, and safe during the birth experience.
The Right to Respectful Maternity Care encompasses respect for women’s
women’s basic human rights, including respect for women’s autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices, and preferences, including companionship during maternity care.
Respectful maternity care Maternal Health Task Force
Respectful maternity care resources from the WhiteRibbonAlliance
Giving Birth With Confidence
Black Birthing Bill of Rights
Measuring disrespect and abuse to promote respectful maternity care