MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK

MBRRACE-UK release "Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care"

The fifth annual MBRRACE-UK report of “Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care” is published today (1st November 2018). The number of women dying as a consequence of complications during or after pregnancy remains low in the UK - fewer than 10 of every 100,000 pregnant women die in pregnancy or around childbirth. However, there are striking inequalities: black women are five times and Asian women two times more likely to die as a result of complications in pregnancy than white women and urgent research and action to understand these disparities is needed.

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