Welcome to the on demand video of Understanding the impact of low iron in BAEM pregnant women & advocating for expectant parents – a Maternity Spotlight programme brought to you by Maternity & Midwifery Forum and Active Iron.

This webinar, titled “Understanding the impact of low iron in BAEM pregnant women & advocating for expectant parents”, serves a vital purpose in addressing the unique challenges faced by Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority (BAEM) pregnant individuals in relation to iron deficiency.

This educational session begins by shedding light on the alarming incidence of morbidity and mortality within this demographic, underscoring the pressing need for targeted intervention.

Through the narratives of real patients, we aim to humanise the statistics, offering a firsthand account of the struggles and triumphs faced by expectant parents. Furthermore, the webinar delves into the prevalence of iron deficiency in this group, highlighting the additional burden posed by heavier menstrual cycles. By examining the far-reaching consequences on patient outcomes, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of the complexities involved.

The session also explores the current recommendations and the unique challenges that BAEM pregnant individuals encounter in adhering to them. We present compelling clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of Active Iron, providing a robust foundation for informed decision-making. Lastly, we equip participants with practical tools and resources on how to advocate for the well-being of both mother and child, including the provision of printable materials for easy dissemination. Together, through knowledge, empathy, and actionable steps, we strive to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of BAEM expectant parents.


Download our speaker’s slides below:

Dr Kiran Rahim
NHS Doctor, specialising in baby, child and adolescent health

Dr Kiran Rahim - Slides

Alicia Burnett
Midwife and Founder of Black Baby Loss Awareness Week

Alicia Burnett - Slides



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