MBRRACE-UK has published Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care - Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2019-21.
This is the tenth MBRRACE-UK annual report and details the care of 572 women who died during pregnancy, or up to one year after pregnancy between 2019 and 2021 in the UK. The report also includes confidential enquiries into the care of women who died between 2019-2021 in the UK and Ireland from haemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolism, anaesthetic causes, sepsis, general medical and surgical disorders, epilepsy and stroke.
The report offers detailed recommendations for professional organisations and those updating guidance and training, policymakers, service planners/commissioners as well as health professionals. The lay summary also signposts messages for women and their families, including key concerns or ‘red flags’ to look out for.