Philosophy

Greater Manchester Doulas are a group of women who are passionate about reproductive experiences, individual choice, and autonomy.

We seek to challenge the myths perpetuated by society which imply that birth is always painful, inherently dangerous, and simply a means to an end.

We believe that women are strong, capable, and the experts on their bodies and babies. No matter what experience you hope for, we want you to feel supported, respected, in control, and powerful.

We believe that our role is to offer witness, companionship, information, resources, advocacy and support. We do not give advice or make decisions for you because we know and trust that you are able to do this for yourself.

When making decisions during reproductive experiences, women tend to have more options than they are typically presented with. We can support you to explore your freedom of choice, without judgement or agenda, so you can make informed decisions that feel right for you.