Author: Anastasia Shepherd

Creating A Safe Empowered Space for Refugee Mothers and Babies If you were a refugee woman without friends or family in a foreign country with an unknown language and unfamiliar customs and you were pregnant or had an infant, wouldn’t you be happy to find a safe women’s space for mothers and babies? Wouldn’t it be a relief to meet and befriend other mothers, listen to the healthy heartbeat of your unborn child and get help to nurse or feed your baby...

  Thanks to the international NGO, CARE, our pregnant women were gratefully accompanied by an AMURTEL/CARE social worker and Arabic or Farsi interpreter for their exams in the Greek public hospitals in the period between October 2017 and March 2018. Navigating the public hospital system is daunting even for Greeks but overwhelming for many refugee women who don’t know the Greek language or customs. Though AMURTEL offers midwifery care during pregnancy and postpartum, for further medical treatment and for the birth itself,...

Amurtel is excited to announce our newest renovations, unveiled April of 2018 – the Mother-Baby safe space area. Thanks to the sponsorship of Sporty’s International School in Elliniko, our Mother-Baby area has become more cozy and inviting. Upon entering AMURTEL, mothers are welcomed by our staff and find their spot on the comfy couch while they participate in one of our many Women Support Groups, ranging from breastfeeding to co-sleeping, or while they are waiting to see the midwife or the...