This year's MBRRACE-UK report shows yet again that not every woman who is pregnant or gives birth in the UK has an equal chance of a positive, safe experience. Inequalities continue to be rooted in women’s ethnicity, incomes, and wider social circumstances:
- Women from Black ethnic groups are still four times more likely to die during or up to one year after their pregnancy than women in white ethnic groups.
- Women from Asian ethnic backgrounds are almost twice as likely to die.
- Those living in the most deprived areas are twice as likely to die compared to those who live in the most affluent areas.
You can download the full MBRRACE-UK 2021 report, and read Birth Companions' full response, below: