Philosophy

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

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

We believe 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 our role is to offer witness, companionship, information, resources, advocacy, and holistic, women-centred 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, especially during pregnancy, women tend to have more options than they are typically presented with. We can support you to explore your freedom of choice, without judgement, so you can make informed decisions that feel right for you.

If you would like to talk to us about our philosophy or any other aspect of our work, please send us a message.