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An interview with our Postnatal Mentor Jenny, who looks after our Postnatal Companions and supports their work caring for new parents and their babies

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A profile of one of our incredible volunteer birth companions, Victoria. She talks about what it's like to have a baby alone and why this made her want to be a companion for people as they give birth.

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An interview with our Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Sarah Zadik about the origins of Amma, our growth and the plans we have for the future. 

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The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund will provide annual funding of up to £1 million to help third sector organisations deliver vital services.

Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey attended a virtual meeting with Amma Birth Companions to announce the successful organisations to receive a share of the funding.

Listen to Stephen Jardin speak with Amanda Purdie, Manager, and one of our Amma mamas, Erica, about Mercy Baguma's death and the challenges of the asylum process.


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For pregnant asylum seekers and ­refugees who have found temporary safety in Scotland, the thought of giving birth in a strange country with no support is a daunting prospect that can, say experts, inflict further psychological trauma, ­putting both mother and baby at risk.