Our dedicated team of 15 volunteer birth companions are trained to support women throughout pregnancy, birth, and for the first few weeks after baby arrives.
Together, they form a close-knit, compassionate and diverse group of individuals—each with a shared desire to help women achieve the best birth experience possible.
Many of our birth companions originate from countries outside of the UK and are able to offer culturally-appropriate support in a wide array of languages that includes Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), Mandarin, Ibo, Yoruba and more.
Each one of our birth companions is overseen by a mentor. Our mentors have significant experience of supporting women through pregnancy and birth, whether that be as a midwife, doula or NCT practitioner. They are there to offer professional guidance and support and to ensure best practice. Our mentors also play an important role in educating birth companions through regular group training sessions.
Amanda brings nearly 15 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector to her role as Manager.
Born in Canada, Amanda has worked for several charitable organisations in both the UK and abroad. Prior to joining Amma, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for a large national charity in Canada.
As a mother of two, Amanda is passionate about helping women achieve a positive birth experience. She is a trained birth companion and strong advocate for women’s birth rights.
Along with Sarah, Amanda oversees the day-to-day management of the organisation, with a particular focus on marketing, communications and fundraising.