What are the key inequalities?
A proportion of young pregnant women find it difficult to attend mainstream health services. This could be a combination of reasons; due to fear of being judged especially in teenage pregnancy, language barriers with a diverse ethnicity in Luton geographically aligned to Central Bedfordshire
- Pregnant women with complex social factors may have additional needs which could give resistance against gaining standards of care
- Social inequalities including occupation and areas of deprivation
- Awareness levels of the real impact of smoking whilst pregnant, women are not aware of the full harms and risks of maternal smoking
Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016