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:

Download the full MBRRACE-UK 2021 report​
Birth Companions' response to the MBRRACE-UK 2021 report

Visit the NPEU website to find more information about MBRRACE-UK, and to access lay summaries and infographics related to this year's report and reports from previous years.

Birth Companions is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1120934 at Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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