Amma Birth Companions is a Glasgow charity that was established in 2019.
We provide care, information, and advocacy for women and birthing people who face birth and parenthood alone. We offer birth and postnatal companionship, along with antenatal education and peer support activities.
Our clients include refugee and asylum-seeking women, survivors of human trafficking, and other individuals experiencing multiple disadvantages.
We aim to create a supportive environment where pregnant people and new parents feel seen, informed, and nurtured in all aspects of their birth and early parenting experiences.
A birth/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 doula can lead to better birth 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.