Racialised and marginalised groups face significant disparities in perinatal care, as continually evidenced by MBRRACE-UK. At Amma, one of the ways we seek to tackle these disparities is through advocacy. 

Our birth and postnatal companions are trained to understand individuals’ rights and choices around birth and to advocate for person-centred care. We support our clients to make and express informed choices and help to assert their preferences when needed, particularly when there are language barriers.

We also speak up and advocate for action on issues that directly impact the people we serve, from gender based violence to migrant rights and more.  

We believe there should be a holistic approach to understanding the racial, socio-economic and political conditions that affect birthing people from marginalised groups.

Kim March with Midwives

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Amma’s Response to the Illegal Migration Bill

Yesterday, the government’s cruel and unworkable Illegal Migration Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. It will now go to the House of Lords for consideration, where it, if passed, will become law.

The impact of this Bill is truly horrifying. At Amma, we are deeply concerned about the impact it will have on all people seeking safety, but particularly on pregnant women and their children.

International Women’s Day 2023 – Wise Women’s Words, Part 1

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to honour the experiences and identities of all those who experience oppression under patriarchy — and to talk about the specific injustices faced by women and birthing people. Here at Amma, we believe these conversations shouldn’t take place on just one day a year. So, this International Women’s Day we’re kicking off a three-part series of frank and open discussions focused on the many intersections of reproductive justice.

Mural celebrates Black motherhood and challenges racial disparities in perinatal care

On November 8, a mural exploring Black motherhood was unveiled outside the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. This mural is a public declaration of a commitment to racial equality and justice, and an invitation to continue to hold this hospital and others like it to account — to co-create a maternity system where everyone receives not just adequate care, but excellent care.