In times of disaster, pregnant women and infants are very vulnerable. The Mother and Baby Centre, founded by AMURTEL Greece, was set up in Central Athens in September 2016 and is the only woman-to-woman centre of this type in Athens providing all the services as per the Midwifery Model of Care. The Centre provides refugees and migrants women with prenatal care and examinations, preparation for labour, post-natal care, knowledge about infant care and breast-feeding/infant-feeding consultations as well as providing a safe, clean and caring environment for women to come and relax in.
A few of the other services AMURTEL provides are counselling and support in response to gender-based violence, art therapy support, mother and baby yoga and also outreach services where they visit women in shelters, camps and their homes etc. in order to provide postpartum care for mothers and infants and also case management for particular needs women may have.