Come along to a Greater Manchester Homebirth Support Group meeting to talk to other people considering their birth choices and learn more about homebirth. Anyone interested in homebirth is welcome; mothers and fathers-to-be, grandparents, siblings, midwives, doulas, antenatal teachers and parents who have had a homebirth who would like to share their experiences with us.
We currently hold homebirth meetings in Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Salford, Chorlton and Macclesfield. There are also midwife run meetings in Shaw, Rochdale and Middleton.
We hold monthly meetings at Stepping Hill Womens’ Unit in Stockport in the Ground Floor Education Room. Our next homebirth information evening with birth pool demonstration, birth stories and more is an evening one at the end of March (more info available soon).
Venue: Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE
We hold monthly meetings at Oldham library on the first floor usually in the teen room or in the curtained off area by the large windows. The meeting schedule for 2016 is to be confirmed.
Venue: Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre, Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL
We hold monthly evening meetings at North Manchester General Hospital in the Bluebell Birth Centre. All meetings start at 7pm and finish at 8:30pm. The meeting schedule for 2016 is yet to be confirmed.
Venue: The Met, Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 OBW
We hold monthly meetings at Eccles Fire Station, usually weekends or weekday evenings. The meeting schedule for 2015:
Saturday 26th March 10:00am-12:00.
Venue: Eccles Fire Station, 288 Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 0RZ
We are kicking off the Chorlton group with a coffee morning at Battery Park followed by regular monthly meetings at Chorlton Library. The meeting schedule for 2015:
Wednesday 23rd March 7:30pm-9:30pm at Chorlton Library
Venue: Chorlton Library, Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PN
Run by local midwives, these are open meetings held in Littleborough for mums/mums-to-be predominantly in the Rochdale area but others are welcome to attend. They are run on the last Tuesdays in a month with 5 weeks. The next meeting is:
Venue: Littleborough Children’s Centre, Denhurst Road, Littleborough OL15 9LD
Middleton & Heywood
Run by the local midwives with support from us. Meetings are usually held every two months at Langley Children’s Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LA.
Held at Macclesfield District General Hospital in the antenatal clinic. The next meeting is on:
Tuesday 5th April 6:00pm-8:00pm
Other Greater Manchester boroughs
If you’d like to be involved in setting up homebirth support meetings in your local area we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.