This week is a little different.
I want to talk about the inequality in outcomes for Black and Asian mothers and babies identified in Mbrrace reports that monitor maternity outcomes in the UK. Its a difficult issue to tackle from my position as a white obstetrician, but I wanted to as its far too important a topic to ignore.
Grace, a midwife I work with has started her ' Brown Mama, Brown me' podcast to share the personal maternity experiences of 'Brown women' and of 'Brown' maternity staff, as fellow podcasters we got chatting. The result is this joint episode , a fascinating opportunity to share ideas and talk about the challenges we face. Moving forward I hope I prove a useful ally as she brings her ideas about raising awareness to fruition.
Copy the link to listen Or search for Brown Mama, Brown me episode ‘ All allies matter’in your podcast directory
You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity and @TheObsPod please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.
My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk