Data shows mortality is still more common in BAME women than White women during and after pregnancy

Posted on 20th January 2021

MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) have now published their seventh annual report for 2020, reviewing maternal deaths and their possible causes. The report shows that pregnancy remains very safe in the UK, where approximately 0.01% of pregnancies resulted in mortality either during or up to 6 weeks after pregnancy between 2016 and 2018. Of this 0.01%, however, mothers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (‘BAME’) backgrounds are disproportionately overrepresented.