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Independent publisher Pinter & Martin is to publish Birthing in Colour: The Black Mother’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Breastfeeding by Kimberly Seals Allers in April 2022.

Packed with everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding as a Black woman, Birthing in Colour is essential preparation for a positive, empowering and joyful experience of motherhood.

Author Kimberly Seals Allers says: “In the UK, Black women are facing unique stressors while dealing with the impact of systemic and interpersonal racism in maternity care. Birthing in Colour is an important reframing and tool – part lifestyle guidebook part Black mama manifesto for birthing while Black. As the mother of two UK citizens, the future of Black birthing in the UK is also a very personal issue for me. I am honoured to lend my journalistic skills to amplifying the voices of Black birthworkers, experts, physicians and historians in the UK to produce this book. It is long overdue.”

Martin Wagner, Managing Director at Pinter & Martin, acquired world rights from the author. He says: “Birthing in Colour is an inspirational and essential addition to our wide-ranging pregnancy, birth and parenting list, and addresses crucial issues so often neglected in maternity care.”

Birthing in Colour will be published on 21st April 2022 in paperback (£14.99, ISBN 978-1-78066-755-3), ebook and audio book formats.

About the author: Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books, and maternal and infant health strategist. She is the founder of Irth, as in Birth but without the B for bias, a doctor and hospital review and rating app for Black and brown parents, designed to address racism and bias in maternity and infant care. Kimberly is also the host of Birthright, a podcast about joy and healing in Black birth. A former senior editor at Essence magazine, her most recent book, The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding was published by St. Martin’s Press. Learn more at

About Pinter & Martin: Pinter & Martin is an independent publishing company based in London and distributed worldwide and specialises in pregnancy, birth & parenting, psychology, health and yoga.