Released on: 01 November 2018

Commenting on the 2018 MBRRACE-UK report, NCT senior policy advisor Elizabeth Duff said:

“We’re outraged that a woman’s mortality during pregnancy is linked to her ethnic origin in the UK today. It is not acceptable that Black and Asian women are at higher risk of dying during pregnancy and this inequality, which has widened in the last year, needs to be urgently investigated and addressed.

“The report also brings up the question of whether it’s ok to take medication for health problems during pregnancy. Women can be nervous about taking any medicines when pregnant or breastfeeding, but it’s important for the health of an expectant mum that she gets any recommended treatment she needs. There are medicines which are safe, and her own good health is as vitally important as the baby's”.

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