Maternity Action

Free online information and telephone advice on maternity and parental rights at work, maternity pay, benefits and breastfeeding rights.

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').

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, free from landlines.

Work and benefits

We provide free advice on rights at work, maternity pay and benefits to pregnant women, new mothers and father, trade unions, advisers and employers.

NHS maternity care

We offer free, expert advice to women worried about being charged for NHS maternity care or who are having difficulties getting a maternity appointment.

Training and support

We provide training and support to health professionals, advisers, community workers and volunteers supporting vulnerable migrant women during pregnancy and their child’s first year.


Who to contact

National advice line 0808 802 0029 National advice line 0808 802 0029
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Last Updated

Last updated: 26/08/2020


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