I think we've all noticed the increased reporting of BAME, specifically black, maternal deaths; whether during childbirth or just before/after. This has always been an issue but with the beauty of social media and those sharing their experiences more, we are seeing how big a problem this really is. From not receiving adequate pain relief during labour to having concerns dismissed to actual death, it is a scary time to be a black and pregnant!
What are your experiences?
What do you think the roots of these issues are?
What do you think can be done to improve the black woman's pregnancy experience?