The monumental impact that these restrictions can have on new parents cannot be understated. This was brought into sharper focus with the recent campaign #butnotmaternity, launched at the beginning of September by the BirthBliss Academy. In their press release
, they said: "We believe that the restrictions currently in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak are not necessary, not based on scientific evidence, are disrespecting human rights and are not proportionate to achieve the objective of limiting the spread of the virus." Enquiries to the human rights charity Birthrights
had been showing "growing frustration with the situation where individuals can go to the pub, the shops, the hairdresser or the casino and yet a woman’s partner is not allowed to support her during pregnancy and birth."