Maternity Toolkit – Ethnic Minority communities

Women from an ethnic minority background have made up more than half (56%) of pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19, with research indicating that Asian women are 4 times more likely than white women to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 during pregnancy, while Black women are 8 times more likely. Evidence has shown that maternal and perinatal mortality rates are significantly higher for Black, Asian and mixed-race women and their babies, which is why there is a need to target pregnant women, and those that have just given birth, to access NHS services, after a decline in these services being accessed due to the pandemic.

We are pleased to let you know we have created toolkits with assets to help us communicate with this target audience, via your networks and channels