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Maternity Action


Service Description

Maternity Action champions maternity rights at work, in the benefits system and in access to maternity care.

We promote gender equality and the health and well-being of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families.

We offer online information sheets that cover a range of topics including rights at work, benefits, maternity discrimination, breastfeeding and entitlements for women with different immigration statuses (including refugees, asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers, EU nationals, indefinite leave to remain, undocumented women, trafficked women and women with no recourse to public funds.

Additional Information

Additional Information

We have a dedicated advice line with specialist advisers who can advise on employment and benefits for pregnant women and new parents, which can be reached by calling the number below.

We also have an advice service for women affected by charging for NHS maternity care. See our website for details.

Maternity and parental rights at work and benefits

The Maternity Rights Advice Line - National (except London) is open Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm - 0808 802 0029.

The Maternity Rights Advice Line - (London residents) is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am -1pm - 0808 802 0057.

If you cannot get through to our advice lines and you are looking for advice and information on maternity and parental rights at work and benefits, please see:
Access to NHS maternity care and charging

The Maternity Care Access Advice Service is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am -12pm - 0800 800 0041.

If you are looking for advice and information on charging for NHS maternity care and access to NHS care, please see:

Maternity Action does not receive any government support for our advice services and is funded by donations. If you have found our information helpful and are in a position to support us (either now or at a later date) you can donate online

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 18 To 99



Questions & Answers

Further Information On Opening Times
Has A Service Description?
Is There A Waiting List?
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant

Further Information

Provider Type
Advice, Information and Support Services
Delivery Channels
E-Mail Telephone Web Site Office / Premises
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)