Sign up to 'The Core Bulletin' Newsletter HERE
Bun in the Oven Podcast

#7 Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

In this week’s episode we’ll be talking about the racial disparities in maternal health, and the current challenges faced by black women and birthing people during pregnancy and after childbirth. My guests are the amazing founders of the organisation Five X More, Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe.

We discuss the worrying statistics surrounding black women and birthing people in the UK, what is currently being done to reduce these figures, and how we can all help support Five X More in their goal of improving the statistics as soon as possible.

Tinuke and Clo, whilst feeling this cause is their calling, work incredibly hard whilst also raising their own children. We do have another gorgeous little guest in this podcast, Tinukes 1 year old daughter Eden, so I hope you enjoy the occasional squeels of excitement you hear in the background.


Guest Bio:
Five X More


Five X More is a grassroots organisation committed to changing Black women and birthing people’s maternal health outcomes in the UK. It was initiated in 2019 when two Black mothers, Tinuke and Clotilde came together with the dream of improving maternal mortality rates and health care outcomes for Black women.

Five X More is dedicated to supporting mothers and birthing people with its campaigning work and recommendations. It focuses on empowering Black women and birthing people to make informed choices and advocate for themselves throughout their pregnancies and after childbirth.


► Follow Five X More on Instagram HERE

► Check out the Five X More Website HERE


Useful links and How You Can Help:


► Navigating Pregnancy as a Black Person – watch HERE

► Read this article about Racial Disparities in Maternal Health and the disparity in maternal deaths because of ethnicity – click HERE

► Donate to Five X More HERE

► Take the ‘Black Maternity Experience Survey’ HERE


A Word From Our Sponsor


The Bump Plan


This episode of Bun in the Oven is sponsored by The Bump Plan.

Given the theme of this podcast I imagine that some of you are currently pregnant or planning a family. So many women I know just aren’t sure how to move their body safely during this changing time? Or they want to stay active but need someone to show them the way and hold their hand? That’s where the Bump Plan comes in. The Bump Plan is a holistic prenatal fitness plan that allows you to work out with confidence at each trimester of your pregnancy.

Founded by myself, Hollie Grant, The Bump Plan has already helped over 10,000 pregnant women stay active safely, and feel empowered throughout their pregnancies. Through its trimester specific workouts in which I am always at the same stage of my pregnancy as you will be in yours, hypnobirthing subscription, and extensive Education Hub, you’ll feel supported and part of a welcome community.

Let me help you move safely through your pregnancy, maintain your fitness and strength, and enter parenthood strong and prepared for all the demands it poses.

► As a listener of Bun in the Oven I am offering you £5/month off the cost of your monthly subscription to The Bump Plan simply by entering the code ‘bun‘ at checkout. To get started today simply head here and enter the code ‘bun‘ at checkout. 

Join our community today and stay strong throughout your pregnancy

► Follow The Bump Plan on Instagram HERE


You can also watch this episode on Youtube


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also like