Kemi Badenoch – 2020 Comments on Pre-eclampsia

The comments made by Kemi Badenoch, the Minister for Equalities, on 12 November 2020.

This year I returned from maternity leave after having my third child, so this is a topic that is very close to my heart.

The UK is one of the safest places in the world to give birth and clinicians manage pre-eclampsia well. Seeking care before and throughout pregnancy is important and we want all women to have the access and confidence in this care the NHS provides. Particularly in a pandemic.

Although maternal deaths are fortunately very rare, behind these tragic statistics, there are devastating consequences for families and children, so it is vital that we tackle this complex and concerning issue.