Manchester Home Birth Conference 2016

Conference WebsiteVisit our Manchester Home Birth Conference Website for full details of speakers, workshops, programme schedule and more.

Below is a brief summary of this year’s conference speakers and workshops.

Protecting Space Respecting Choice

Saturday 8th October 2016
thestudio @ The Hive in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Speakers :

  • Annie Francis – National Maternity Review team member, Neighbourhood Midwives CEO and practicing caseload midwife
  • Maggie Howell – Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy and mother to 5 homebirthed children
  • David & Siobhan Monteith – Butterfly Award Winner (Celebrating Champions & Surviors of Baby Loss) and homebirthing parents
  • Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodhall – Doula UK Mentor and doula course leader
  • Elaine Brand – Homebirth Service Midwife, Birmingham Women’s NHS Hospital
  • Oldham Community Midwives – local team with the highest homebirth rate in Greater Manchester

Plus spoken word poetry from Kati Edwards, founder of the ‘Birth You In Love’ project

We will also be screening the short film ‘My Choice: A Homebirth in Paris’

There will be a choice of workshops to attend including:

  • Antenatal Education for Homebirth: Mary Nolan – Professor of Perinatal Education and Editor-in-Chief IJBPE
  • Doulas – It takes a village: Maddie McMahon – Doula UK Mentor and doula course leader

Sponsors & Advertisers

If you or your organisation would like to work with us in making this event a big success please email There are opportunities to sponsor the conference, exhibit, promote your organisation by advertising in our programme booklet and delegate goody bags or donate a raffle prize.


thestudio2thestudio1thestudio is a modern, innovative, contemporary venue centrally located in the Hive on Lever Street with easy access by car and public transport.

thestudio @ The Hive
51 Lever Street
M1 1FN

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