So according to the UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, the chances of death for black women is 1 in 2,500.
Although some very high profiled women like the “Queen B” Beyonce and all time tennis star serena williams, who have gone through the process have also spoken about the difficulty experienced by black women during childbirth.
The tennis star said she was lucky to have survived the health complications related to the birth of her daughter. While on the other hand Queen B wrote about her preeclampsia.
Williams said in a report that she was grateful to the incredible medical team of doctors who helped her all through the process, but not all black women in the States would be that lucky or privileged.
Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Ria Clarke, said in a report that it not just black women but also asian women are more likely to die during childbirth.
She also said “We know there are medical reasons, We [also] know if you have an unsuitable working and living situation, if you live in poor housing, which impacts on health and outcomes, you can see how that might impact on mortality.”
She said out of experience that white mother who were in the same position as her(black) were given more attention and listened to in the medical centres.
In an Instagram post, she said the data confirmed what she and countless other black women had long thought – that their concerns and fears were often ignored.
Allnig this is part of the reason why The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologistsis calling for a national game plan concerning the health of this women.