Community Groups

All community groups are currently available online. This is temporary and we will be meeting again face to face as soon as possible.

Greater Manchester Doulas CIC facilitate a variety of community groups across Manchester. They are all free to attend (although donations are welcomed), and are great opportunities to meet like-minded women in your community.

Women Reclaiming Birth
A space for women and their children who want to surround themselves with positive birth stories. There is so much power in storytelling, and hearing others’ experiences is a great way to prepare for your own empowering birth.

South Manchester Home Birth Group
A group for anyone who has had or is planning a home birth, or for anyone who is just interested in finding our more. Come along, ask questions and share your home birth stories over brews and biscuits.

Free Birth Group
A safe space for anyone who is interested in free birthing. Whether you have had a free birth or are planning to free birth, you are welcome to share your stories and thoughts with other like-minded women.

The Wild Mothering Circle
The group is so named because we wanted to recreate a little of the magic of red tents, or womens’ circles, during the day, in a child-friendly environment. A safe group for mothers who maybe don’t feel as though they fit in elsewhere because of their more alternative views and choices.

Manchester Birth Workers Circle
Just as we want the women and families of our community feel confident and be connected to one another, we want the people working for the same ends to feel supported too.
Every month we meet in a child-friendly and accessible location, to share practical information about working in this field, including how to care for ourselves in challenging times.
These meets are open to all, including those considering working in the childbearing year, and around infant loss.