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In the US, Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
Racial disparities in pregnancy-related death are still apparent even when accounting for factors, such as amount of education received and socioeconomic status. #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Black women who are college graduates are 1.6 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related mortality than White women with less than a high school diploma #healthequity #ph260720
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Evidence online “#vaccine research” by @Illinois_Alma drives anti-#vaccine #SoMe
=prolong #pandemic

@KateClancy’s study: periods in perimenopause “after” vaccine
by 15-minute survey
= bad #data = #misinformation

American feminism has a long history of harming WOC Image
Best practices of #community engaged #research involves
to all important stakeholders

American feminism
frequently believes that it
✅box of the diversity
no need to listen to anybody else

Women & WOC deserve good, not bad #data.…
Theories of infertility “by” vaccine
Draw upon past government sterilization programs
Fears are never unfounded
even if not the case now

Being out of touch with these realities + poor #studydesign
= research that adds harm without adding knowledge…
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MPs are debating our petition in Parliament right now #BlackMaternalHealthDebate

Tune in now and take the #fivexmoreselfie if you haven't already ⏬
@CatMcKinnell quotes our founder @MumsandTea:
"In 1991, when my mum gave birth to me, she was at greater risk of dying.

In 2020, that risk had increased and I was 5x more likely to die.

I'll be damned if my daughter is 25x more likely to die whenever she decides to give birth."
@HarrietHarman highlights the finding from a recent Select Committee report that 78% of Black women do not believe that their health is equally protected
by the NHS compared to white people #BlackMaternalHealthDebate
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Today, Parliament is debating Black Maternal Healthcare for the first time in its history.

The UK maternal mortality rate for white women is 8 per 100,000 live births.

For Black women, this rises to 34 per 100,000 live births #BlackMaternalHealthDebate

In November, a @HumanRightsCtte report pointed out that the NHS "acknowledge and regret this disparity but have no target to end it".

That's scandalous.

The Government has long been aware of these disparities and failed to address them.

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities in maternity care.

Over half of pregnant women admitted with #Covid19 in the first two months were Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic group.

Black women have been 8x more likely to be admitted.

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I know a lot of pregnant women and people of color are nervous about getting the #CovidVaccine. I am 32 weeks and 1 day today and just received the @pfizer vaccine. I feel like #ThisIsOurShot to protect us and our babies. I am a #PowerMom and will post how I feel how I react so Image
You can follow along and hopefully this gives others peace of mind. You don’t want to be pregnant and get Covid. Trust that I will be honest with you as we go on this journey together. #BlackMamasMatter #BlackMaternalHealth Image
#ThisIsOurShot Update after my first dose of the @pfizer #COVIDVaccination. Did great overall. Arm soreness started about an hour after; no worse than from a flu shot. I will tell you though for my fellow #PowerMom who are still working and or have other kids
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