Closed petition Allow birthing partners to be present at scans, the start of labour, birth and after the birth.

Due to COVID-19 there has been restrictions on birthing partners being present for scans, labour and birth in many hospitals.
There hasn’t been many reviews on this topic, if any at all.
It seems unfair, and an insult to new families that they can stand 2m apart from complete strangers down the beach or even in a shop, but they cannot have their partner or birthing partner there to witness first time experiences such as scans, the baby’s heart beat, labour and birth.
It needs to change.

This petition is now under consideration by the Petitions Committee

Petitions that collect more than 50 signatures are discussed by the Petitions Committee

Find out about the Petitions Committee’s discussion of this petition

7,326 signatures

5,000

The Petitions Committee will consider this for a debate

The Petitions Committee considers all petitions that get more than 5,000 signatures for a debate