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Minister for Equalities leads discussion to tackle Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) maternal mortality

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OhHolyJesus Sat 05-Sep-20 09:59:27

This is the sort of thing I'd like to see BLM and the NHS Maternity focus on.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-working-with-midwives-medical-experts-and-academics-to-investigate-bame-maternal-mortality

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highame Sat 05-Sep-20 10:50:26

Most definitely. Thanks for the post op

CoffeeTeaChocolate Sat 05-Sep-20 11:07:53

This risk difference is absolutely horrific and I am so happy it is addressed. Definitely the focus should be on initiatives like this.

ThinEndoftheWedge Sat 05-Sep-20 11:23:44

Thanks for posting.

Proper initiatives that improve women and children’s outcomes - instead of virtual signalling.

Also a clear and lifesaving demonstration of the importance of clear and unambiguous demographic data.

OhHolyJesus Sat 05-Sep-20 12:09:16

It's way overdue.

(As a side note I saw something about women who are miscarrying being given a separate space on maternity wards. It was a petition on the feminism activist board. This makes far more sense to me than say using a separate space for commissioning parents of surrogate born children (fewer in number and no medical need), but many of you will know I have a bee in my bonnet about surrogacy! For me it highlights how we are still fighting for women's rights or simply comfort, dignity and due consideration.)

We should already know why BAME maternal mortality is high by comparison, though I'm thrilled it is finally being looked into, it's a sign that there is much work to be done for women before we move onto looking at other groups.

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Siameasy Sat 05-Sep-20 13:22:47

Very important and like you say this ought not to be a mystery. These women matter.

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