Safeguard right to trusted birthing partner for all persons in labor

Safeguard right to trusted birthing partner for all persons in labor

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Michael Ackerman started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom

World Health Organization guidelines stipulate that "all pregnant women, including those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections, have the right to high-quality care before, during and after childbirth. This includes antenatal, newborn, postnatal, intrapartum and mental health care." That includes, "having a companion of choice present during delivery."

But that guideline is being overruled at hospitals across the country. 

As having a companion of choice present during delivery is, as declared by the World Health Organization, an important component of high-quality care, we're asking that you take similar executive action to Governor Cuomo in safeguarding Californians' right to that standard. 

Any infringement upon this right not only directly contradicts WHO guidelines but also contributes to sub-standard care for both the mother and child. 

We need you, Governor, to take swift and decisive action to preserve these critically important standards of care for pregnant women and families in California. 

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