Amma Birth Companions has been awarded Maternity Service of Sanctuary status, recognising its support and welcome for people seeking sanctuary. The title, the first of its kind in Scotland, was awarded by City of Sanctuary UK, a nationally coordinated network of organisations and services, including councils, universities, theatres and libraries that welcome and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
Written by Kate Mackay & Leonna O’Neill
Disproportionately high levels of intervention-based births
Pressure to accept proposed interventions without adequately exploring alternative options
Failure to explain interventions and their associated risks, benefits, or alternatives in a language the client can understand with the help of an interpreter
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Ten years of nannying and nursery school teaching stood Sam Morgan-Hutchings in good stead for supporting people as they become new parents. The essential skills remain the same; nurturing, caring, cheering people on and helping them to find their own way knowing that one day they will no longer be there to hold hands.