Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches )

Channel 4 Dispatches

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iPhone : As a new report says Britain is not institutionally racist please do watch this #dispatches which asks why black women are 4 times more likely to die in childbirth. On All 4 now channel4.com/programmes/the… twitter.com/C4Dispatches/s…

Twitter Media Studio : Black and ethnic minority women are more likely to die in and around childbirth than white women.

So some women are looking for other ways to empower themselves, like Kadie who has hired a private midwife to help her through her pregnancy.

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Twitter Media Studio : “She is part of those statistics now.”

Black and ethnic minority women are more likely to die in and around childbirth than white women. Naomi’s sister died after giving birth to her second child.

This is her story.

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Twitter Media Studio : “Was I not listened to because of the colour of my skin?”

Black women are over 80% more likely to suffer a life threatening complication in childbirth than white women according to an independent study. Jade nearly died after giving birth to her twin girls.

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Twitter Media Studio : Black women are just over 4 times more likely to suffer a maternal death than white women.

For mixed ethnicity women it’s three times as likely and Asian women are nearly twice as likely to die.

Rochelle Humes meets the mothers who say enough is enough.

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Twitter Media Studio : “I didnt know how I was going to be able to feed my children.”

Some private equity bosses are making millions while workers lose everything in the high street collapse. Like Charlotte who was made redundant from Cath Kidston in April last year.

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Twitter Media Studio : Debenhams was at the heart of our high streets for nearly 250 years before closing up shop last year.

But while all its shop floor staff are set to lose their jobs, critics say it never recovered from a three year spell under private equity ownership.

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