amy lori and elle in ice shack

Hello

Welcome to Greater Manchester Doulas CIC, a grassroots organisation run by, for, and with women.
Amy, Lori and Elle are full spectrum doulas and friends, working together to support women and girls across the North West.

We offer a variety of support to meet the needs of our local area. From free community groups, to single 1:1 sessions, to longer term 1:1 support over the course of months, we always bring the same emotional, practical, and educational, non-judgemental support.
We listen, we hold space, and we provide decision making tools and resources so you can know all your options and choose what’s right for you – and we’ll have your back the whole time.

On top of our direct work, we are constantly sourcing and securing funding so that we can offer some of our services for free or low cost for women whose financial situation would be a barrier to receiving the support she needs.

Whatever you’re going through, if you need a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or space to explore your feelings and options with a small, dedicated group of women who will be there for you no matter what, please to get in touch and fill out our enquiry form.

Our beliefs

Mental health is at least as important as physical health. We do not accept that supporting mental health is the cherry on top of maternity care, or a ‘nice to have’.
Good mental health is essential to get through the challenges of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, which is why our work revolves around building and protecting it.
Every woman has innate bodily wisdom, and that it can be trusted completely.
Birth is safest and most enjoyable when led by the woman’s own intuition.
Every woman is the expert on her own body, baby, and situation, and that her autonomy over each is sovereign.

Our values

Appropriate support is vital for preventing and healing from perinatal mental health issues. Doulas can be a consistent part of your support network during pregnancy and after you have your baby.
It is essential that women enter motherhood feeling safe, supported, connected, informed, strong, and confident – for themselves, for their families, and for the communities in which they live.
Each doula in our organisation is different to one another, but we all provide the same level of support, and are all working to the same end, with the same ethos.
We listen, we care, and we do not judge.
We each provide emotional, practical, and educational support, in a variety of ways.

Our vision

Our vision is a world where all women and girls live in power and full health, free from violence and oppression.

Our mission

Our mission is to support women to realise their innate power and wisdom by:

  • Defending women’s human rights
  • Providing holistic support and accessible education
  • Building sisterhood between women
Elle and Lori in Home Community Cafe
Founders

Three years ago Greater Manchester Doulas became a Community Interest Company. As a social enterprise we are able access funding opportunities to broaden the reach of our work. Being a CIC creates opportunities to make our services more accessible. 

If you would like to support Greater Manchester Doulas CIC donations and profits from our Etsy store help us to keep doing the work we do.