Maternal Health Inequalities

Reduce maternal health inequalities for African, Asian and Caribbean heritage women

Why Maternal Health Inequalities?

The Maternal Health Inequalities project seeks to reduce the stark maternal health inequalities and resulting birth trauma experienced by African, Asian and Caribbean women.​  

  • Research from MBRRACE shows that there are ongoing disparities in maternal mortality rates between women from Black and Asian aggregated ethnic groups and White women – more than four times higher for Black women, two times higher for mixed ethnicity women and almost twice as high for Asian women.
  • MBRRACE’s research also showed that previous life experiences – racist attitudes, micro-aggressions, dismissal of concerns, breakdown of trust all affect interactions with maternity services

One of the intended outcomes is to determine what anti-racist antenatal and postnatal support looks like within healthcare systems, including through piloting rights-based antenatal classes, postnatal support and maternity services through a co-production approach.

Learning, evaluation and recommendations of the project will be published.

Let’s work together

At SEEN, we pride ourselves on the work we do, and are striving to achieve our aims of creating a society where children and young people of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage have equitable futures – working with our partners to deliver these solutions. If you are interested in working with us on this, please get in touch below.