The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Muslim Women is conducting its first research inquiry into Muslim women’s experience of maternity care. It is conducting this research because Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women have poorer maternity health experiences. Black women are five times more likely to die during childbirth and the and the period after child birth compared to white women and South Asian women are two times more likely to die. This will mean that Muslim women will also be affected as they are from these ethnic backgrounds. The findings will be used to make recommendations to help improve maternity care. The online survey will also be accompanied by in depth interviews with women. The APPG is particularly keen to find out about more recent experiences such as women who have given birth in the last five years. However, women who gave birth more than five years ago can also fill in the survey as this can provide a good comparison of experiences. Ideally, you should fill in one survey for each pregnancy you want to tell us about. 

By taking part in this survey, you will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw and have a chance to win (one of three) £100 Love2shop vouchers. Be sure to leave your email address at the end of the survey.
All those interviewed will receive a £30 Love2Shop or Amazon voucher.

Your personal data will be processed and stored in accordance with all UK data protection laws and our privacy policy which is available on our website:

This research is being conducted by Dr Suriyah Bi and overseen by Shaista Gohir OBE for the APPG for Muslim Women, which is an informal group with Members from the House of Commons or the House of Lords, with a particular interest in social justice and equality for Muslim women. The Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK) provides Secretariat support for the APPG. This research is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
If you have been affected by this survey or would like to seek additional support about any of your responses, please refer to this list of resources for further information. If you have any other questions or wish to participate in an in-depth interview, you can contact us on
About Your Pregnancy and Birth
Note: This section asks general questions to provide an overview of your experiences.

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* 1. How long ago was your pregnancy experience that your survey responses are related to?

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* 2. Which pregnancy are your survey responses related to?

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* 3. How many children are you or were you expecting?

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* 4. Do you or did you have any of the following health conditions prior to or during your pregnancy? Select all that apply.

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* 5. The following factors may make women more vulnerable to pregnancy related health concerns.  Please select the ones that apply/applied to you when you found out you were pregnant.

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