The birth of a new life is sacred. At the same time, during birth the woman finds herself in one of the most vulnerable situations in her life. The attitude towards the woman during labor should respect her human dignity and should not cause her more pain and physical and mental suffering. Inviolability of the body can be compromised only with the informed consent of the laboring woman. The presence of a companion in the hospital is a human right if the laboring woman.


Online petition on the Right not to be alone at giving birth


Valeria Ilareva, “The Rights of the Woman Giving Birth. Informed Consent. Legal Responsibility”, November 2012 (PPP in Bulgarian language)

Valeria Ilareva, “ The Right to a Companion in the Hospital”, November 2012 (PPP in Bulgarian language)

Daniela Fartunova, “Humanization of Childbirth”, November 2012, (PPP in Bulgarian language)


Association “Rodilnitsa”

Brochure on the right of Informed Consent (in Bulgarian language)

Association “Estestveno”

Association of Bulgarian Doulas

Olga Ducat, “The Way of the Doula”

Foundation “Poppies for Mary”