Amma Birth Companions is a Scottish charity primarily serving Greater Glasgow. We provide care, information, and advocacy for women and birthing people who face birth and parenthood alone.
Our clients include women seeking sanctuary, refugees, survivors of human trafficking, and other individuals experiencing multiple disadvantages.
Since our inception in May 2019, we have provided companionship and community to more than 300 birthing individuals on their journey to parenthood. birth and postnatal companionship, along with antenatal education and peer support activities.
A birth or postnatal companion, also known as a doula or birth worker, is someone who is trained to provide non-medical support, guidance, and advocacy for others through childbirth.
An ever-increasing research base shows that the presence of a trained companion can lead to better birth and parenting outcomes, particularly for people from marginalised groups.
At Amma, our volunteer companions are trained to deliver specialist trauma-informed, culturally safe care to women and birthing people at every stage of their parenting journey.