What we do
Amma is a Glasgow-based organisation that supports asylum seeking and refugee women, as well as those with uncertain/insecure immigration status—all of whom are confronting exceptional adversity on their journey towards motherhood.
Who we support
We provide trained, nurturing birth companions to vulnerable women in Glasgow who face giving birth alone, away from their friends, family and other support systems.
Our team of 15 fully trained, nurturing and compassionate birth companions offers support on a voluntary basis, from pregnancy through to birth, and beyond.
Although we have a well-defined set of referral criteria, we are always happy to consider requests for support on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Sarah to discuss.
A birth companion, also known as a doula, is someone who is trained to support women in a caring and respectful way through significant
and, in some cases, traumatic events—mainly childbirth.
An ever-increasing research base shows that the presence of a doula can lead to better birth outcomes, particularly for socially disadvantaged or low income women, as well as those facing language/cultural barriers and/or giving birth alone.