In this week’s episode we’ll be talking about the racial disparities in maternal health, and the current challenges faced by black women and birthing people during pregnancy and after childbirth. My guests are the amazing founders of the organisation Five X More, Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe.
We discuss the worrying statistics surrounding black women and birthing people in the UK, what is currently being done to reduce these figures, and how we can all help support Five X More in their goal of improving the statistics as soon as possible.
Tinuke and Clo, whilst feeling this cause is their calling, work incredibly hard whilst also raising their own children. We do have another gorgeous little guest in this podcast, Tinukes 1 year old daughter Eden, so I hope you enjoy the occasional squeels of excitement you hear in the background.
Five X More
Five X More is a grassroots organisation committed to changing Black women and birthing people’s maternal health outcomes in the UK. It was initiated in 2019 when two Black mothers, Tinuke and Clotilde came together with the dream of improving maternal mortality rates and health care outcomes for Black women.
Five X More is dedicated to supporting mothers and birthing people with its campaigning work and recommendations. It focuses on empowering Black women and birthing people to make informed choices and advocate for themselves throughout their pregnancies and after childbirth.
► Follow Five X More on Instagram HERE
► Check out the Five X More Website HERE
Useful links and How You Can Help:
► Navigating Pregnancy as a Black Person – watch HERE
► Read this article about Racial Disparities in Maternal Health and the disparity in maternal deaths because of ethnicity – click HERE
► Donate to Five X More HERE
► Take the ‘Black Maternity Experience Survey’ HERE
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